Spring Workout Wear

Indie brands making intentionally thought-out performance pieces

Workout gear goes through a lot for you—not only soaking up sweat and grime in all corners and putting up with your body’s various contortions from downward dog to dancer’s pose, but it’s the armor we don in our commitment to self-care and health. It turns out, there are some noteworthy brands that are killing it beyond just the “look great, feel great” department and …

Interview: Taka Kasuga of Arc’teryx Veilance

We discuss form, function and staying relevant in a crowded market

Working with Arc’teryx brand Veilance for three years, Taka Kasuga is the Design Director in charge of both maintaining and evolving their apparel. While countless brands are working in the realm of tech-meets-style now, Veilance has been in the game since 2009 (not to mention Arc’teryx was founded in the early 1990s). Known for being technically-driven yet luxurious, Veilance’s sleek and sophisticated silhouettes make their …

Head-to-Toe Hemp

From caps to yoga shorts and climbing shoes, clothing made with the dynamic fabric

Far from new-age, hemp was grown by colonial American farmers—in fact, the first American flag sewn by Betsy Ross was made from it. As a fabric, hemp outperforms cotton in strength and durability. Naturally resistant to mold and ultraviolet light, when softened the fabric can feel softer than fleece. As a crop, hemp requires no pesticides, GMO seeds or synthetic fertilizers—it actually scrubs carbon dioxide …