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DESIGN
Bamboo Ski and Hiking Poles from Soul Poles
On a constant quest to make the ski industry more sustainable, Park City, Utah-based Soul Poles is aiming to reduce cost for consumers and increase its market presence. The brand's SoulLite campaign—currently funding on Kickstarter—is focused on...
STYLE
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...
DESIGN
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...
FOOD-DRINK
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...
STYLE
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...
FOOD-DRINK
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...
TRAVEL
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...
DESIGN
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...
STYLE
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...
STYLE
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...
DESIGN
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...
STYLE
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...
TRAVEL
Truce Designs
Dry suit fabric and sailcloth are among mankind’s sturdiest manufactured materials, designed to hold up under some of the wildest conditions the ocean has to offer. So what happens to all the scraps that don’t end up in a Coast Guard airman’s kit...
STYLE
Waiting For The Sun
by Dora Haller Paris-based brand Waiting For the Sun (aka W/SÜN) may sound familiar; CH recently included their frames in a round-up of sustainable sunglasses. We delved deeper this time by meeting with Antoine Mocquard and Julien Tual, the two...
CULTURE
WoodSnap
The concept of printing images on unconventional materials—be it food or fabric—has been around for years. Yet rarely do the results do the original image justice. California-based WoodSnap aims to prove wood is an answer with their 10-step tattoo...
FOOD-DRINK
Simply Gum
Conceived by a team of entrepreneurs including Caron Proschan (a natural product devotee) Simply Gum was created after the founders discovered that regular chewing gum contained up to 80 hidden chemicals. These chemicals include some of the same...
STYLE
Restructional Clothing by Ninna Berger
"Why make user-friendly clothes? Because people don't know how to look after a garment anymore—how to iron properly or fold pieces—which is why they throw stuff away before they need to," says designer Ninna Berger, one of Stockholm's most avant...
TECH
Otis & Eleanor Bongo Speaker
As far as sustainable resources go, bamboo is often a best bet. For this reason, product design and build brand Otis & Eleanor called on the material for their new portable bluetooth 4.0 speaker, dubbed the Bongo. Launched on Kickstarter today, 3...
STYLE
CIFF KIDS: Three Scandinavian Kids Labels
Scandinavians have long been highly regarded when it comes to furniture, fashion and food, and some of the region’s finest children’s labels are ensuring the next generation grows up with that seemingly inherent sense of understated style. CH met...
STYLE
Fischer Clothing
Operating out of her apartment in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Kristina Angelozzi is a firm believer in quality over quantity. Sewing since she was a child, she started her own label almost four years ago with the goal of "making sartorially classic, American...
STYLE
Three Sustainable Sunglasses
Few things are as guaranteed as losing your favorite pair of sunglasses. No matter how close you keep them, they never last forever. Aside from the disappointment, the problem creates unnecessary waste as well. To lessen the impact on the environment...
DESIGN
Grove WoodPrint Case
by Adrienne So The options are almost limitless when it comes to decorating and protecting your iPhone. But when it comes to creating a case that’s truly one of a kind, it’s hard to do better than Grove’s new WoodPrint case for the iPhone 5 and...
DESIGN
Woodchuck Tribal Edition Cases
Woodchuck has already made waves in the tech case industry with its wooden skins for phones, tablets, laptops and headphones, but this is their first go at something more sturdy. The new Tribal Edition Cases in the Adventure Series offer more iPhone...
DESIGN
WaterBean Filter
While there are a plethora of water filtration containers on the market, from the popular Bobble to the elegant Nava by Kor or Eau Good, WaterBean proposes to do the same, without the bottle. On a fishing trip with his family, UK-born, Japan-based...
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