SURPRISE Pleated Face Mask

Helmed by MI Leggett—an NYC-based, non-binary artist—Official Rebrand exists at the crux of art, fashion and sustainability. Leggett creates new garments, accessories and sculptures from unwanted and discarded materials. Super-practical and visually appealing, their face masks come in various iterations. Some have elastic loops, while others incorporate long ties; but all come with a bendable nose wire for a snug and comfortable fit. Inside, there’s …

Hiking Gear for Summer Getaways

For outdoor adventures in the warmer months, apparel and boots for all genders

Now more than ever, a little respite in the great outdoors feels paramount, and hiking to camp under the stars is a wonderful way to find solace and space. Rookies may be surprised by how cold the woods can be at night even in summer or how quickly a trip can turn dismal when you’re wet and can’t seem to get dry. With the technological …

This “Smart Mask” Can Translate Japanese Into Eight Languages

Japanese start-up Donut Robotics has elevated the face mask category by creating a “smart” version capable of translating and transmitting messages from Japanese into eight other languages. The “c-mask” (made from plastic and worn over a regular cloth mask) connects to an app on your phone or tablet “that can transcribe speech into text messages, make calls, or amplify the mask wearer’s voice.” While the …