Alpine Parrot’s Technical Hiking Pants for Women

A debut product from a brand on a mission to produce outdoor clothing for underrepresented people

With the Ponderosa Pants—already funded and continuing to amass interest on Kickstarter—Denver-based retail brand Alpine Parrot affirms its mission to develop gear that encourages fun in the outdoors and helps make it more accessible for underrepresented people. Raquel Vélez, the brand’s CEO (and a former robotics and software engineer), founded Alpine Parrot in 2019 as a direct response to the lack of outdoor apparel options …

Gift Guide: Summer Garden

Self-watering systems, tool cleaning equipment, handmade planters and more

There’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of maintaining a lush jungle at home—whether you have acres of land or a one-room apartment. During the hotter months, it’s especially important to focus on your plants—keeping in mind not to hydrate them after dark (hot, humid nights can lead to fungal development), avoiding repotting during a heatwave or setting up a watering system when you go away …

CDMX’s Chava Studio Crafts Garments From an Archive of Deadstock Fabrics

Meticulously made clothing that's luxurious but intended for everyday wear

For many years, when visiting Mexico City, Olivia Villanti would visit Gilly e Hijos—the 30-year-old shirting and fabric studio owned and run by her husband’s family—to trawl through the immense archive of beautiful deadstock fabrics her husband’s uncle, Bruno Gilly Armand, collected over three decades. The treasure trove in the studio, located just steps from CDMX‘s sprawling Bosque de Chapultepec, provided Villanti with an abundance …