Rich, flavorful and undoubtedly spicy, Copper & Kings’ Destillare margarita salt is made from evaporated Pacific sea salt and Basque red chiles. The result is a textural ingredient that affords spiciness, a slight sweetness and unmatched complexity to any mixed drink.
Made from a unique blend of ripe chili peppers, jalapenos, habanero powder, Mexico-sourced organic agave nectar, black truffles and black truffle oil and a proprietary blend of spices, this hot sauce is a rich option for its heat level—which happens to be 5,000-7,000 on the Scoville heat unit scale. With a deep, roasted roasted flavor, it offers more than mere heat. Plus, for this product launch, the brand TRUFF donated $25,000 to (RED) to further their mission of ending the fight against AIDS.
An alternative to single-use cotton pads, these reusable rounds—made from bamboo velour and French terry—can be used to remove makeup, wash and exfoliate, and even to apply lotions. The bamboo side is softer than cotton while the French terry (crafted from hemp) is a little coarser. Additionally, thanks to the black colorway, they hide stains effectively—yet are safe for regular washing machines. For the listed price you’ll receive five rounds. Price is in CAD.
Celebrate the joy that DFA Records offers with their Continental Drift Shirt—designed for summer by Noah Kloster. The two colorways, Celadon and Natural, are made from different cotton-blend fabrics and the latter will take to tie-dye nicely. Available from small to XXL, and slightly oversized, this is a cheerful garment for all genders.
Designed by HOUNDS, this flower-adorned T-shirt pushes two positive messages: “It’s OK” and “Be Better Tomorrow.” The release comes from Pittsburgh-based artist Mars Jackson, and the slogan doubles as the title for his forthcoming project. Each shirt (available in medium to XL) comes with a pressed “Flower Tag,” which, if left unopened, can be preserved for a lifetime.
Packaged as a set of five, STRAWGRACE’s straws are crafted from laboratory-grade glass and are BPA-, lead- and plastic-free. Each straw has a different hued tip (teal, yellow, green red or blue) so sippers can keep track of their drink. They’re also easy to wash as there are no bends, and each set comes with two cleaning brushes.
Poet Ocean Vuong experiments with a brand new form in his meditative debut novel: the queer protagonist writes a cathartic yet tender letter to his Vietnamese mother, who will most likely never read it. Vuong’s visceral, unflinching use of language and metaphors hit like a tsunami, awakening numbed readers to the raw emotions and reckonings that make us human.
Packaged inside biodegradable membranes, Dropps’ dishwasher detergent pods are eco-friendly, while still strong enough to combat grease and food debris. Free of harmful dyes and fragrances, the soaps can be naturally broken down by 55 different species of micro-organisms commonly found in river water—if they make it there. For the listed price you’ll receive 64 pods.
Despite the title, UK-based It’s Freezing in LA! focuses on climate change on an international level. Their third issue, titled “Protest,” covers global strikes, marches and walkouts that have been initiated in opposition of fossil fuels, mining, and much more. But, this issue also addresses potential solutions, how new construction adheres to recent legislation and the challenges companies face when switching to electric vehicles. It’s Freezing in LA! is edited by Martha Dillon and art and design are handled by Nina Carter and Matthew Lewis respectively. Price is in Pounds.
Issue #2 of Honolulu-based, artist-led Tropic Zine focuses on the Filipinx diaspora—aiming to “decolonize, deconstruct, and reimagine” what it means to identify as such. The publication has been printed in an edition of 500 and includes contributions from Leah Danze, Catalina Africa Espinosa, Jasmine Wenzel, Calla Camero, Taissa Fromme, Azuré Keahi, gentofish and many more.
Using an ultra-effective strain of Indonesian citronella (rather than DEET), Kinfield’s fast-drying repellent really works. Available in 3oz spray bottles, the formula is comprised of lemongrass, clove bud, lauric acid and more, but is free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates and synthetic fragrances. This spray proves ideal for trips into the outdoors and repels for hours.
Collaborating with PMIA (Proudly Made in Africa), MIA’s confectionary offerings are made entirely in African countries and benefit local communities. This bar in particular—which employs rich, dark chocolate and baobab powder (a superfood with numerous health benefits) from Madagascar—is slightly salty, but leaves a fresh, red fruit flavor behind. Price is in Pounds.
Leaning into traditional medicine that’s healed for thousands of years, PLNT Blend packs turmeric and ginger into a hemp-based drink in order to help cleanse and calm your gut. With 15mg of full-spectrum hemp, the beverage offers a sense of ease, while the ginger provides plenty of zest. Available by the case, you’ll get six bottles for the listed price.
Wilde Brands recently debuted a Himalayan Pink Salt flavor for their chicken chips (thinly cut pieces of chicken fried with tapioca flour) and it offers a complex, delectable taste, along with the high-protein nutritional value that their other snacks do. With zero grams of sugar and a low carb count, these will satisfy even the biggest potato chip enthusiast. A box includes four bags of chicken chips.
Made from cellulose and wood-pulp cotton, these made-in-Sweden sponges are 100% biodegradable and compostable, though should last between six to 12 months. Available in various colors and patterns, they’re ultra-absorbent and naturally anti-bacterial—thanks to their quick-dry ability. Just one of these cloths should replace some 17 rolls of paper towel.
Available in three iterations (smooth, swirl or dot), HAY’s Sip Straws are made from colorful, dishwasher-safe borosilicate glass. Crafted to resemble plastic straws, these eco-friendly versions can be used with hot or cold drinks. Each set comes with six straws in six different hues—and a cleaning brush.