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In South Africa, “lucky fish” is a colloquialism for someone to be envied (like the American “lucky duck”, we gather). Jann Chiefitz, founder of the brand Lucky Fish, certainly counts herself fortunate to be part of a burgeoning community of artisans who have settled in Brooklyn and built it into something of a design mecca.
Jann moved to from South Africa nearly 20 years ago and set up shop in Brooklyn, where she continues to grow her line of clever, hand-printed tees and home goods. As a veteran of the local artisan community, Jann has witnessed firsthand the cultivation of a “made in Brooklyn” cache, which, she says, has come to apply universally to products that are “smart and stylish, yet unapologetically artisanal and local.” We spoke with Jann about her work in the context of the greater design community and how the has scene has grown, changed, and shaped her own vision.