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 …

A Visit to The Macallan

Our photographic tale of how Scotch whisky goes from barley to barrel to bottle

One of the great pleasures of creating content for Cool Hunting is searching out interesting stories to tell. Sometimes we’re lucky enough to be given access to the people who make all kinds of wonderful things and the seldom-seen aspects of how they do it. This was the case with our visit last week to The Macallan distillery in the Scottish Highlands and the Clyde …

Fair Wear Foundation

A nonprofit unites the fashion industry to encourage fair labor practices

Thanks to our tech-enabled world, the idea of global transparency is more of a reality now than ever. But in an industry as large as fashion, it’s still difficult still to know the conditions of many production facilities. That’s where the labor conditions group Fair Wear Foundation comes in. The Amsterdam-based nonprofit aims to fully expose the manufacturing process with a verification system to ensure …