The Launch of Lys, A Green Label Out of Fort Greene - This month marks the launch of Lys, a sustainable clothing line based in Fort Greene. For 15 years, the Manhattan-bred designer Lizzy Seklir has been living in Brooklyn, a borough that has played a large part in her design aesthetic. “I see a confident use of materials in Brooklyn, whether it’s food, glass, or metal, people here are innovating and reexamining the materials in their lives,” said Seklir. Her collection, made predominantly of organic cotton, hemp, and chemical-free silk, was born from this very idea. Lizzy’s commitment to sustainability isn’t just about the fabric however, it’s about giving women clothes that can play a long-lasting role in their lives.