Eco-Friendly Sponge Cloth

Made from cellulose and wood-pulp cotton, these made-in-Sweden sponges are 100% biodegradable and compostable, though should last between six to 12 months. Available in various colors and patterns, they’re ultra-absorbent and naturally anti-bacterial—thanks to their quick-dry ability. Just one of these cloths should replace some 17 rolls of paper towel.

Sweden Rewards Citizens for Not Taking Part in “Throw-Away” Culture

As the Western world seems to get deeper and deeper into “Throw Away” culture, there are small “fixer” movements working on the opposing side—encouraging people (and making it easier) to repair rather than replace everything from phones to shoes and beyond. In a fantastic move, Sweden is hoping to further push the idea and will begin offering citizens who give bikes, apparel and shoes to …

Helly Hansen’s Ask Winter Coat Collection

Technologically advanced outerwear with crisp Nordic style

As far as high-performance heritage brands go, very few carry the history of Helly Hansen, who’ve been snatching up consumers and awards for their technological advancements since 1877. For their latest line of men’s winter coats, the Ask Collection, the brand references the deeper history of Norse mythology—Ask was the first man on earth, born of Odin’s breath upon a log on the seashore. All …