Interview: Jean-Marc Virard

The RIGARDS co-founder on his lifelong passion for eyewear and the brand's balance between avant-garde and wearable

RIGARDS may be the new kid on the independent eyewear block but there is no ounce of hesitation in the bold statement they’re making. Their handcrafted matte horn frames strike a perfect balance between avant-garde and wearable, serving as an antithesis to factory-produced frames slapped with luxury fashion labels and churned out in the thousands. RIGARDS is the brainchild of Ti Kwa and Jean-Marc Virard, …

Baggu Knapsack

A paired down, lightweight backpack for day-tripping this summer season

In the many years since Baggu first introduced their eponymous reusable shopping bag, the Brooklynites have continued to iterate and introduce a range of like-minded, simplified bags fit for everything from carrying groceries and laundry to laptops and surfboards. The latest addition to the range comes in the form of an extremely lightweight Knapsack. The solid color bag features a large main compartment that secures …

Holstee Recycled Wallets

A vegan-friendly wallet made from Delhi street trash

Keeping your cards and cash secure, vegan-friendly Holstee wallets are made from found materials sourced around the streets of Delhi. The slim Holstee wallets are the brainchild of brothers Mike and Dave Radparvar and friend Fabian Pfortmüller—an entrepreneurial trio who quit their day jobs in favor of providing a product that is better for both people and the planet. A red trim and black interior …