Stone & Cloth’s Summit Collection

The LA-based company's made in USA bags help provide education for students in need

Inspired by vintage mountaineering and travel bags with the modern day customer in mind, Stone & Cloth has re-imagined their their line of bags for their new Summit Collection—which launches on Kickstarter today. Now—in addition to the backpacks and totes—the LA-based company will offer weekenders and handbags. Each bag is crafted from American-made canvas from the Fairfield Textiles mill in Bridgeton, NJ and the Summit …

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 …

Matter

Inspired by travels and dedicated to transparency, the new brand debuts with a collection of brightly printed pants

Chances are you’re not sure where the top or pants you are currently wearing was made—or who (or what) made it. Matter is a new socially motivated business that wants to change all that by documenting every step of their attire’s journey; from being dyed and woodblock-printed in Jaipur, stitched and finished in New Delhi and woven in Bihar on hand-looms. There’s a story behind …