Men

  • Bonobos - jeans from 100% recycled materials

    By Kate | Men

    Bonobos, a menswear company that manufactures and markets a range of products including pants, shorts, and T-shirts, introduced a special line of environmentally sustainable jeans to celebrate Earth Day 2012. The new jeans called “Bottle Roc...


  • Project Repat - new life for old t-shirts

    By Kate | Men

    I discovered Project Repat when I attended a TEDx in my new community of Somerville, MA last month. They grabbed my attention with their unique concept to deal with the plethora of unwanted t-shirts clogging closets and wardrobes in the west. By...


  • Icebreaker Merino wool- not just for snow

    By Kate | Men

    Coming from a cold climate (Canada), when I think of Merino wool, I always think 'base layer' for some snowy activity. New Zealand-based Icebreaker is getting me to rethink Merino wool (in more ways than one). In their current campaign, they are...


  • Baffs - from Africa to Paris

    By Kate | Men

    Baffs is a new ethical t-shirt company expressing the African Spirit through clothes. Although registered in the UK, Baffs sources its t-shirts solely from the African Continent, making sure the cotton used is also of African origin plus all graphi...


  • TING - reclaimed leathers & vintage leather belts

    By Kate | Men

    TING is a London and Los Angeles based design company that produces luxury products to sustainable, ethical principles . Inghua Ting established TING in 2000. Following her graduation from the Royal College of Art, Inghua worked in Japan developin...


  • Hand-made Thursdays - The Real Deal Brazil

    By Kate | Men

    The Real Deal is a line of tarp hats and tarp bags handmade in a remote small town in rural Brazil from recycled canvas tarps. Every hat and bag is truly one of a kind as each piece is made from various colors of tarp and may have patches, seams, h...


  • Loomstate's First Ever ZERO-WASTE Garment

    By Kate | Men

    Loomstate revealed this week, its first zero-waste garment, through a collaboration with Parsons The New School for Design, focused on this cutting-edge approach to sustainability. A very limited quantity was produced. The result is a dolman sleeve...


  • Hand-made Thursdays - Helveticus

    By Kate | Men

    In the possible event of war, the Swiss army stockpiled blankets in bunkers and depots throughout the Swiss Alps. However, Switzerland was never involved in any armed conflict – so when the army began replacing the blankets with modern sleepin...


  • ffiXXed - trans-functionality for every-day basics

    By Kate | Men

    ffiXXed is a collaborative art and design project initiated by Australian artists/designers Kain Picken and Fiona Lau in  Berlin, 2008. They have worked together between studio spaces in Berlin, Hong Kong, New York and are currently based in Sh...