Natural Cotton Color

The many shades of Brazil's more sustainable cotton movement

While most think of caipirinhas and Havianas when it comes to Brazil, you might not know that the country leads the environmental movement in several areas. Already home to a nation of flex-fuel cars and Osklen’s fish-skin shoes, a new fashion brand, Natural Cotton Color, has made their focus using the spectrum of cotton colors that exist naturally. If, like me, you thought cotton only …

Bertelli Biciclette Assemblate

New York City's minimalist custom bicycle builder

Finding inspiration in vintage track racing catalogs and archival images, Francesco Bertelli builds gorgeously minimal bicycles in his NYC workshop Biciclette Assemblate. The Italian transplant’s one-of-a-kind creations combine new, dead stock and vintage components found at flea markets, collectors, trusted suppliers, and of course, eBay. This scavenger style of sourcing parts allows Bertelli to stockpile choice components and later pick and choose the perfect parts …

Fetching Dog Shampoo

Lather up pooches with Skinnyskinny's organically moisturizing bar soap

The “people-tested” Fetching Dog Shampoo from Brooklyn-based body care brand Skinny Skinny works on any pup, but was created specifically for dogs with sensitive skin. Comprised of all organic ingredients like rosemary, citronella and ylang ylang, the potent suds keep insects at a distance while loading up on moisture to alleviate irritation. The handmade bar soap, designed to be a mutually beneficial experience for both …