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 …

The Creative Independent’s Free “Sober 21” Zine + Sobriety Resource

Free to download, the Sober 21 zine from The Creative Independent (Kickstarter’s editorial arm) compiles candid conversations with music industry professionals—from Nile Rodgers to Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Mix Master Mike, Interpol’s Brad Truax, Moby and more—on battling addiction and staying clean. Presenter and frontman Elia Einhorn assembled and edited the compilation as a free resource with practical tips for sober and sober-curious musicians. Download the PDF …

Adduna’s More Human Approach to Social Media

This social media platform views users as multi-faceted and nuanced individuals, rather than a homogeny

What began as a desire to broaden her media consumption to improve her language fluency, Carol Glenn’s just-launched platform Adduna (funding now on Kickstarter) grew into an app that allows and encourages individuals to “find, share and discuss media by country, culture and identity.” Aggregating podcasts, books, articles and videos from all over the world, Adduna aims to provide users with perspective, Glenn tells us. …