The fabric of Port Washington

Eco-friendly bags handmade by Annette Jaffe Interiors are available at wit & whim in Port Washington. (Photo courtesy of Residents Forward)

When Annette Jaffe received the invitation to this year’s Residents Forward gala, she was drawn to the event theme, “Celebrating the Fabric of Port Washington.” A 25-plus year Port resident, Jaffe runs Annette Jaffe Interiors (AJI), which provides quality interior design services to residential, commercial and hospitality clients. Given AJI’s involvement with so many beautifully woven fabrics, Jaffe reached out to Residents Forward, offering to create one-of-a-kind tote bags to help celebrate the fabric of Port Washington in a literal way by using actual fabrics.

The reversible and eco-friendly bags were handmade using remnants pieces of material that was donated by top fabric houses. Jaffe not only created these bags, but also found a new life for the fabric that would have otherwise ended up in a garbage dump.

AJI donated the bags in appreciation of all the joy Residents Forward has brought to Jaffe, her daughters and her AJI Family. “The work of Residents Forward is so important to me, my family and my community,” Jaffe said. “I am very grateful to participate in some small way.”

Ten of these bags are available for purchase at wit & whim, which is located at 6 Carlton Ave. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Residents Forward and will be used to fund projects that advance vibrancy, beauty, sustainability and resiliency of Port Washington. For information about all of the ways in which Residents Forward helps make Port Washington more beautiful in so many ways, visit or call (516) 767-9151.

Submitted by Residents Forward.


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