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Test Drive: Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicle
by Justin Kaehler People often say the next generation of automobile must offer a “magic bullet” solution to our current energy needs, which really means we need vehicles that eliminate our need for gas completely. There’s a lot of talk about the...
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Maak Lab's Soaps, Salves and More
Drawing on their vegetation-rich surroundings in the Pacific Northwest, Portland-based Maak Lab crafts soaps, salves and candles with natural ingredients. With a focus on experimentation and pushing the bounds of scents and ingredients in such products...
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Boost Solar Backpack
BirkSun's Boost Solar Backpack doesn't just carry your devices in a sharp little package, it keeps them powered up with the help of a sleek solar panel on the back. The interior features a fleece-lined laptop sleeve and small, discreet dock to plug...
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Aquamarine Water Drop Ring
Judi Powers has been making a name for herself with her whimsical, ethically-sourced jewelry collection, all designed and crafted in her Brooklyn studio. Powers' Water Drop ring is an understated stunner, with an aquamarine cabochon gemstone set in...
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Levi's California + Alternative, Beams and Pendleton
Building on their impressive offering of limited garments in 2014, the newly minted Levi's California label comes correct for a limited holiday capsule collection featuring collaborations with Japan's beloved Beams and Pacific Northwest favorite...
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Gem Rings
Simple in composition but beautifully complex up close, Gem Rings by Legier + Livaudais present vibrant stones in substantial settings. They're more than just pretty: gems like the sustainably farmed, striped Red Abalone is said to evoke harmony and...
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Modern Apron
There's a saying about breaking free from the ties of apron strings to remember here, but no matter—Mill Valley, CA textile company Ambatalla has created a thoroughly modern smock that's not only string-free and functional, but stylish. Available in...
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The Japanese Wetsuit by Vissla
A necessary investment for surfers and anyone braving frigid waters, wetsuits have undergone serious improvements of late in terms of functionality, warmth and sustainability. In tune with Patagonia's plant-based wetsuit, the team at Orange County...
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The Best of Copenhagen Street Food
by Jenny Miller Dan Husted used to own several popular restaurants and wine bars in Copenhagen. After selling those and getting involved with the food truck scene, he was inspired to create Copenhagen Street Food, a food vendor market modeled after...
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Hands Baggu
Baggu's ingenious design makes for the most functional and stylish eco-bag out there. Joining their line of of reusable shopping bags this season is a new "hands" print, which with peace signs and shaka signs, spreads the good vibes while on the move...
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Vineyard Haven Hammock
For the serious lounger, slip into one of these high-quality hammocks, handwoven by artisans in rural northern Thailand using yarn that's as soft as cashmere—which also repels mildew and mold, is fade-proof and guaranteed to not fall apart—meaning...
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Ethically Made Organic Cotton Sheets from Boll & Branch
Seeing as how humans spend up to one-third of their entire lives sleeping, investing more time and thought into making your bed a comfy palace is a logical effort. The easiest place you can start is with sheets—though much of the selection currently...
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YEVU Clothing, Ethically Made in Ghana
When Anna Robertson was volunteering in Ghana's Accra, she heard the word "yevu" a lot—and now, the local Ewe term for "white woman" is the name of her brand. Founded in 2013, YEVU was born of Robertson's fascination with the traditional wax print...
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Re-Up, Beijing
In a country where fast development is often synonymous with waste and where the cityscape often looks like a never-ending construction site, Chinese consumers are constantly searching for the "brand new," often without the proper awareness of such...
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Freitag R521 Coolidge
Durability, function, style and sustainability are not mutually exclusive as Zurich-based bag-maker Freitag continues to prove. The brand's latest offering, the R521 Coolidge, is a continuation of that tradition; this rugged commuting and travel...
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Ass Savers
It's no secret that cyclists are particularly sensitive to the aesthetics of their rides—whether it's a tried and true steel frame commuter or a state-of-the-art carbon fiber racer—yet adding anything to distract from the bike's original form is...
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Oliberté
After spending several years working in the international aid community around Sub-Saharan Africa, frustration set in for Canadian Tal Dehtiar. Money intended to stimulate struggling economies seemed to dissipate with little to show for it in terms...
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Voices of Industry
According to the American Apparel & Footwear Association report released last week, 97.5% of apparel sold in the United States is made internationally. For the past two years, this number has been in decline (albeit in the decimals) as the Made in...
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The Floyd Leg
by Emily Bihl Furnishing a new home can be a daunting task for anyone, but for those who tend to regularly relocate, it's an even greater challenge. Furniture shopping oftentimes inspires a special blend of dread and guilt at the thought of having...
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Finisterre UK
From its storied inception on pristine Hawaiian shores to its entrance into mainstream culture in the '50s and '60s through films like "The Endless Summer" and "Gigdet," surfing has always been associated with sunny, carefree beach life. Even...
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Segment Clock
The Segment Clock is handmade from birch wood by New Zealand-based independent designer Nikolai Sorensen. By dividing it into 12 geometric sections and painting a select few, Sorensen creates a clean yet statement-making timepiece that will brighten...
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Eton Self-Powered Safety Hub
width="300" height="300" class="none" /> $49
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Løv Is Pure Tea
Løv is Pure is not only a potent and tasty alternative to coffee consumption but also lives up to its name with organically grown, pure ingredients such as pieces of real apple and natural citrus. Tea bags are made of cotton muslin, are unbleached...
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Heirloom Towels
A deliciously super-plush collection of organic luxury towels made of natural fibers and materials from Nandina Organics, a company that utilizes a sustainable business model. Bonus: even delicate hand-made elements such as on the Tassel towel promise...
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