Chief Trunk’s Historic Luggage

Iconic American luggage brand Oshkosh Trunk Company is seen through new eyes, resurrecting the golden age of travel with a modern touch

All great successes have an element of providence—for the Oshkosh Trunk Company, it came in the form of a surplus of deadstock canvas. In the 1800s, an unnamed American mill had been churning out red-and-yellow striped canvas for use by Spanish diplomats, fueling a demand that suddenly shuttered with the end of the Spanish-American war. The mill was left with heaps of the fabric, which …

Handcrafted Jaguar-undi Bags

Vibrant textiles sourced from across Latin and South America beautifully unite through a common thread

At this year’s Pitch Night, we got hands-on with the bags of Jaguar-undi—a family-run start-up that sources traditional textiles from various regions across the Americas (Latin and South) and stitches them together into unique handcrafted bags. Their aim isn’t just to create quality accessories, they also want to demonstrate how symbolically beautiful it can be when the disparate fabrics from multiple heritages unite. Federika Tovar, …

Gamine Co. Workwear Jeans for Women

Made entirely in the USA, these tapered dungarees perform in both utility and style

While there’s been a boom in the raw selvedge denim market recently, there are still very limited style options for women—particularly those whose jobs ask a lot of their jeans. When Taylor Johnston, a horticulturist at New England’s treasured Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, couldn’t find work clothes that were both beautiful and functional, she decided to make them herself. Launched this summer is Boston-based Gamine …