Erin Feniger is the Creative Director and Founder of Rialto Jean Project, an eco-friendly, philanthropic denim brand specializing in hand-painted, one-of-a-kind vintage product. Her studio/ shop is located on Front Street in the Seaport.
What do you love about the Seaport/FIDI?
The sense of community in this big crazy city
What is your favorite restaurant? What is your favorite dish there?
Nelson Blue, Green Lip Mussels
Your favorite coffee shop or bar?
What would you like to see in the neighborhood?
A great brunch place, more outdoor seating, more great food
Why did you choose the Seaport for your shop?
For the same reason I love it down here….the entire community down here. The support and vision of Howard Hughes and key community members who work together and support each other. I also love being apart of the revitalization of this incredible area filled with history and mixing in the new.
My favorite song is..
True Companion by Marc Cohen
Last meal on earth?
Your favorite piece of clothing?
A pair of vintage 501 levis held together with patches because they are so old and I have worn them so much and refuse to give up on them.
About RIALTO JEAN PROJECT
Handcrafted in Founder & Creative Director Erin Feniger’s art studio at South Street Seaport in NYC, Rialto Jean Project counts top fashion editors, A-list actors, musicians, and supermodels among its steadily growing customer base. Erin sources rare American made vintage, personally hand-painting every single piece herself, and thus creating a unique, fashion forward experience.
Rialto Jean Project benefits children through art, with proceeds going to support innovative art therapy programs at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and New York – Presbyterian Hospital. Art therapy helps young patients find a sense of hope, self-esteem, autonomy and competence in their healing process. The Rialto Jean Project charitable platform ‘Denim Doing Good’ exemplifies our work and dedication to this cause
Instagram: @rialtojeanproject @denimdoinggood
Rialto Jean Project
206 Front Street
Monday, by appointment only (please contact email@example.com for bookings)
Tuesday – Friday 12-8pm