MiiR Vacuum Insulated Howler

A threadless swing-top container capable of keeping beer cold and coffee piping hot

Forget lugging cans of your favorite craft beer on your next adventure. The 32 oz Howler from Seattle-based MiiR not only keeps your precious suds fresh and cold for up to 24 hours, it can also keep liquids hot for up to 12 hours. Now the two unofficial wilderness essentials (coffee and beer) have a safe, clean and pack space-efficient home. Rather than a standard …

Interview: Davis Smith of Cotopaxi

Inside the innovative social business combining global causes with outdoor gear that's built and designed to last


The desire to see the world, step outside one’s own boundaries and see how others live is human nature. Davis Smith, founder and CEO of socially conscious outdoor company Cotopaxi, spent much of his childhood outside his native US in developing countries around the world. Inspired to alleviate the poverty he saw and to give hope to those in dire circumstances, the serial entrepreneur turned …

To The Market: A New Online Platform for Conscious Shopping

All goods sold on the site are made by women survivors of abuse, conflict and disease, and in turn, help rebuild their lives through economic empowerment

While “conscious shopping” has become a buzz phrase of late, when it’s coming from a former Counterterrorism Advisor at the US Department of State, you pay attention. Jane Mosbacher Morris, who also worked at the same department’s Secretary’s Office of Global Women’s Issues and later became Director of Humanitarian Action for the McCain Institute for International Leadership (managing the institute’s anti-human-trafficking program), wasn’t a born …