Here in the U.S. we grow up with a very specific idea of what a good career looks like—start at an entry-level position, work hard to rise up the ranks of management, and hopefully by our mid-60's be in a comfortable enough position to retire.
San Francisco's Everlane was founded on a simple concept—what if you actually told customers how much it cost to make something? Starting in 2011 with a batch of 1,500 tees in four colors and one style, Everlane has been on a mission to bring radical transparency to the clothing industry.
When you're tired or in a hurry in the morning, it's tempting to just reach for the instant coffee or run by your local coffee shop on your way out the door. But there's something doubly satisfying about taking the time to make coffee the slow way at home.
Fragrances can be scary things once you learn how to find out what's in them. The problem is that cosmetic makers, along makers of air fresheners, soaps, detergents, and other home goods, aren't required to tell consumers what they put in their products.
"I'm going to make an assumption that, because you are reading this... it's more than likely that you own a lot of shit." That's the start to UK designer Chris Thomas's brilliant self-help manual, You Have Too Much Shit.
Have you ever stopped to read the sticker on a piece of fruit? I mean, really read it to find out what it's telling you? Usually you can figure out if that orange you're slicing into came from Florida or Texas, or whether that kiwi came from Italy or Chile. But some pieces of fruit will tell you even more than that.
Inspired by Noble Denim and Bulleit Bourbon's barrel aged jeans project, I wanted to share this poem by American writer Wendell Berry. Noble and Bulleit's work of impractical craftsmanship seems to me to be exactly what Berry...