Bowndling Hiking Apparel and Backpacks

A new quality-focused outdoors brand for women, by women

“We believe hiking deserves better clothing,” says the all-women team from young, UK-based label Bowndling, which launched November of 2014. The outdoors industry seems reluctant to merge function with fashion for fear of detracting from tech specs—and as a result, women customers are often stuck with choosing the lesser of two evils: hyper-feminine pieces in shades of neon and hot pink, or shapeless silhouettes that …

Incausa Incense

A social business experiment that supports indigenous people in Brazil and around the world

Lighting the thick, aromatic Breu resin sticks and Palo Santo wood offered by Brooklyn-based Incausa can transform the energy of a space in a few seconds, but learning the story behind the incense brand just might transform the way you live your life. “Incausa is a study in progress, about consciousness and sacred trade,” founder Vinicius Vieira de Vieira tells CH. “To find meaningfulness in …

Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co

Each pound of beans sold gives one pooch a second chance

One morning in Santa Monica, CA coffee-lover Jordan Karcher happened upon a dog adoption event. With no initial preparation or planning, he walked home that same day with a malnourished dalmatian Molly. Inspired by the positive impact Molly has had on his life since their fortuitous meeting, Karcher set out to help other pooches in need through his love for coffee with Grounds & Hounds. …