Cool Hunting Capsule Video: Zwilling Pro

Our behind-the-scenes video at one of the world's biggest and oldest knife factories

Zwilling J.A. Henckels recently gave us the opportunity to stop by the factory in Solingen, Germany to see the production process behind their new Zwilling Pro knife series. The Pro, created by architect and designer Matteo Thun, signals the brand’s move to bring high-design elements into an affordable kitchen accessory. Using lower-grade steel on bodies similar to the knives of the higher-end series, the new …

Cool Hunting Video Presents: Plymouth Gin

A video visit to the oldest gin distillery in the United Kingdom

For our latest video we took a trip to Plymouth, England to pay a visit to Plymouth Gin. Master distiller Sean Harrison showed us around the 213 year-old facility where we gained some insight into the history, recipe and process that goes into producing the fine spirit. The oldest operating distillery in England, Plymouth has stayed true to their recipe throughout their long history, the …

Portland Garment Factory

Inside an Oregon clothing plant that's reinventing "Made in the U.S.A."

Just because a designer is local—whether in Austin, TX or Florence, Italy—doesn’t necessarily mean the garments were made there—or even in the same country. Thanks to fast fashion, there’s now a better-than-likely chance that even such smaller-batch production was outsourced to Asia. “Of course it’s deceptive, to say that clothes were made in the United States when they were really made in China,” said Britt …