For the cyclist who has everything. Or the human to enjoys elegant reuse. Or the person who wants to #shredthepatriarchy and #getradberadical (that’s everyone, right?).
Sales from spoke bracelets support @wtfbikexplorers. I choose to support @wtfbikexploers because bikepacking has always forced me to ask the hard questions: why is our environment shaped this way? How do I impact it? Why do some people have power and privilege and safety, and others do not? Why do some people have access to something so practical and liberating, and others do not? How can I help create access to it?
The first ever @wtfbikexplorers summit in August was life changing. We asked one another all the hard questions and bared our souls -- and then we danced together. We talked about racism, sexism, privilege, power -- and then we rode bikes through the woods and gave one another tattoos and haircuts. The summit broke me down and built be back up. I cried for days after, overwhelmed by the power of all these tender people. I left feeling emboldened to keep exploring on my bike and keep finding ways to help others find the power and confidence that I've found through bikes.
Hopefully these spoke bracelets can help a few more folks make it to next years @wtfbikexplorers summit through their scholarship fund, all while keeping us tender warriors connected and inspired to keep working and riding in our communities. Peep 'em in my shop, link in the profile.
Enter your email for a chance to win one of our sustainable rain jackets launching this month - for free!
Just like with our food, we believe there is a vital connection to the people and places that make our clothes. We make waxed cotton rain jackets manufactured in small batches with American grown organic cotton using non-toxic practices and responsible environmental stewardship.
Switzerland’s St. Gall Library has manuscripts dating back to the Middle Ages. Did you know that Ancient Greek manuscripts by the physician Hippocrates describe the use of medicine balls for strength and conditioning? “Ancient drawings date the medicine ball to almost 3,000 years ago, when Persian wrestlers trained with sand-filled bladders.” A wonderful exhibit, well worth the visit. #madetomeasureLA#brandtsorenson#AthleteMadeNotSlaveMade
Living in symbiosis with the animals, in this case silk worms, that create our garments.
We need them and they need us.
How was it again to have knowledge about how our products are made?
small organisms that produce it.
This work teaches us to look differently at (natural) materials, the clothing industry and technological innovation.
Quite weird and yet tranquil to have living creatures making your jacket, right?
@dutchdesignweek by @iris.seuren
@ow_ourworld posted a new blog about the interesting finds during DDW2018- go and read & explore! -