MOTHER Denim’s Debut Men’s Collection

A highly anticipated expansion that's made in LA and composed of Japanese fabrics

In 2010, Lela Becker and Tim Kaeding joined forces to advance the women’s denim market. Mother was born and their position was declared: high-quality material, attention to detail and an adherence to the fact that denim must be fun. Year after year they’ve grown, thanks to brand reliability and consistently fresh ideas. Now they’ve unleashed their debut men’s collection. As with their womenswear, details define …

Levi’s Turns to Lasers for Ethical Jean Production

As denim distressing and various washes wax and wane in attention, hand-finishing and chemicals are used to achieve the look of the moment. Levi’s, however, wants to cut out all hazardous chemicals by 2020. Hailing from their innovation department, known as Eureka Lab, Project FLX (Future-Led Execution) is a brand new technique that substantially reduces harmful chemicals, replacing them with the activity of lasers. An …

A Greener Way to Make Blue Jeans

While the majority of blue jeans are dyed with synthetically produced indigo, researchers at the University of California have potentially discovered a way to make the process more eco-friendly—and the answer is bacteria. Instead of adding to the many chemicals (including formaldehyde) released during the now-traditional practice, scientists created a strain of E. coli bacteria which only needs to have an enzyme added to dye …

Holiday Gift Guides 2016: Last-Minute Shopping

For anybody who snoozed this holiday season, here are the brick and mortar stores to visit for your late o'clock presents

With just two days until the 25th, chances are you’re either wrapping gifts or racking your brain to figure out why you still have gifts to find. While fast shipping is still an option (for a cost), the next step is good old-fashioned brick-and-mortar stores. Rather than browsing our favorite little boutiques for obscure goods, we have found winning products from shops that can be …