Clean design, a lifetime of wear, and all American made and sourced are just a few features you get with this heavy duty duffle by D’emploi. The blacked-out monochrome keeps a cornucopia of compartments hidden for your things while standing out with sophistication. Each bag is constructed in NY on a Depression-era Singer and the materials come from close-by. This bag will have your back in adventures for a long time to come.
Available from D’emploi.
Some accessories scream “Good gaudy!” while Wind Blown softly whispers light airy minimalism on your ear, wrist, and neck. Simple geometry built with modestly flashy materials like brass and marble instantly grant you that lookbook look. All are forged, twisted, and hammered by Rachel Calhoun in Raleigh. You also won’t have to hit up your safety deposit box to rock a few of these pieces.
Available at Wind Blown.
If you were ever worried about getting your tie caught in a 3D printer you might only be so lucky now. Thursday Finest is making that happen in a good way with a custom automated 3D knitting machine that is capable of delivering your customized vision in a matter of moments. You can pick from a few patterns and get to work making it your own with all kinds of colors. The process cuts down on waste and is all done in a small piece of Brooklyn.
Available from Thursday Finest.
Boerum is a perfect example of where simple clean design meets transparent and responsible production. Each of their sweatshirts starts on an Lubbock, Texas organic cotton farm, goes thorough one of a select few mills in NC, is sewn in Brooklyn, and ends up on your stylish self. There is a fitted style for both sexes plus an extra long cut just for the ladies.
Available from Boerum.
Materials and labor all American.
If you are that person running off to the gym at lunch or if your gym / work schedule is a little crammed then this is the bag for you. There are places to keep sweaty shoes ventilated, laptops dry, and even a false bottom secret place for…..things. Each is made of moisture-resistant nylon packcloth in San Francisco and the DSPTCH retail space can be found right in the Mission.
Available from DSPTCH.
Portland based JBird Collective is crafting some of the finest technical duffel bags and back packs that will make you the A-team of street savvy. The fold top design is secured by shock cord that allows for a low profile gym bag or an expanded weekender size. There are plenty of pockets for easy access storage and for smaller items. The bag is built with waxed canvas sourced from Fairfield Textile out of Fairfield New Jersey, leather trims from the SB Foot Tannery in Red Wing Minnesota, and CORDURA liners which also produced domestically. The hardware and nylon straps are military grade and are sure to not let you down if you pick one of these up.
Available from JBird Collective.
What do Asian textile tradition and Southern culture have in common? Textile designer and artist Anna Nickles brings the two together beautifully in her line of scarves for men and women. She uses a modern approach to traditional Japanese textiles, color palettes and Shibori resist techniques in order to continue the shared custom of creating decorative pieces by hand. Each piece uses low-impact Fiber Reactive dye, one of the most environmentally sound textile dyes currently available. The fabric itself is imported from a factory that uses fair labor practices and everything is cut, dyed, and finished in Durham.
Available from Esse Quam Videri.
Long gone are the days of 3D printing little pieces of plastic to fill our desks. So many more materials are being used to create whatever our minds and 3D software can throw at them. Objcts out of Brooklyn has designed this series of simple shapes to bejewel your hands by using a 3D printed model to cast a mold. Each design can by cast in a number of different metals and they are all finished right down the road in Queens.
Available from Objcts.
Break out the work gloves and these hardworking dungarees for your first spring planting or later down the road when they are worn in and you are harvesting that summer haul. Unlike other baggy and drab options these dungarees are tailored for a women’s fit and are designed by a horticulturist that has an eye for functional gardening details. Each pair is built by the well established workwear company L.C. King Mfg. out of Bristol, Tennessee. L.C. uses White Oak cone denim and sources everything else from thread to buttons domestically. These are built to work on so many levels and last many seasons ahead.
Available from Gamine Co.
Materials and labor all American.
When you are kickin’ it on a Coronado resort island you are going to want your sweatshirt to make you look like a modern day conquistador. Iron and Resin is no stranger to making goods that make you look like the badass California motorcycle crew they were born from but, when it comes to leisure the Coronado crew makes quick work of rolling up your sleeves to flex. And you can flex with premium stitching and cotton that is crafted in small batches down the road from their Ventura flagship in Los Angeles.
Available from Iron and Resin.