Family Affair

David and Jody Rodriguez Issue: Section:

“You've got to love what you do!”  What Family Rodriguez have done for seventeen years is design and manufacture millinery in the Lower East Side of New York City. The husband and wife design duo have expanded to other items, including custom coats for men, women and children, home décor pillows, drapery and seasonal home accessories.

Our sheer love of being artists and designers have kept us together for more than 20 years, raising three children -- Madison (8), Brooke (7), and Jackson (2) -- around the shop. We started out hand-crafting jersey-knit caps and hats for California’s surfing crowd and now sell our goods in Barney's, Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom's and Henri Bendel. Playing music, singing, dancing, working together (the children are natural models for the new coat line for kids) might sound like a daunting experience, but in the Rodriquez family, it's the only dance we know.

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