Columbia Omni-Freeze Zero

Harnessing the power of sweat as a renewable resource for Spring 2013

Sweat shouldn’t be a problem, according to Columbia Sportswear. While the activewear market currently offers a limited array of moisture-wicking fabrics, what hasn’t been tapped into is the idea of perspiration as a renewable resource. In that vein, Columbia aims to transcend what they see as dated polyester blends for an entirely new technology that takes advantage of sweat to aid in temperature control. Launched …

Activist Eyewear and Alfred Julius

Ripstop nylon bowties and microfiber handkerchiefs

Dedicated to infusing classic men’s style into activewear, Activist Eyewear has recently partnered with Alfred Julius to produce a run of 50 bow tie and handkerchief pairings made from durable, unexpected materials—bow ties are constructed from nylon ripstop with an antique bronze rivet and the handkerchief is made with heavyweight microfiber to double as a handy lens cloth. Activist Eyewear, features limited runs of vintage …