Newtopia: Green Beginnings

January 18, 2022

So, we’ve started a new year. Did you notice? New beginnings mean starting out fresh, and the first color that comes to mind is often green. As a color it creates a visual reminder of nature, health and growth. As a concept, it speaks to our commitments to take better care of the world and the creatures that live in it. Both represent important apparel trends in the year to come.

A Field Guide to Newtopia

December 22, 2021

Next year, we’re going to be exploring a new world. It’s not exactly a utopia — an imagined place in which everything is perfect — because “perfect” is a lot to ask for. But we’re going to do the best we can, and since we’re going to be creating this world for ourselves, we can … Continued

Active Altruism: Influencing Sustainability

November 17, 2021

Marketing, as they say, ain’t what it used to be. Influencer marketing has arrived, and it represents an unquestionable shift in the dynamics of brand power and message. “Exposure is no longer the preserve of the rich,” says Al Ramich, CEO of SmallGiants. “You can go viral (and therefore have influence) with no backing, no … Continued

Active Altriusm: Good For One, Better For All

October 14, 2021

It feels good to do good. From a solid workout that generates our own power to cleaning up our neighborhoods, we’re finding ways to make getting healthier bodies also contribute to a healthier world. See how the apparel you choose can support your goals for a healthier body and a better world.

Practical Magic: Utilitarian Glamour

September 20, 2021

What’s the first thing that pops into your mind when you think of something glamorous? Usually when we hear the word “glamour” we envision it in the modern sense — alluring, mysterious, maybe even romantic. There is another, more old-fashioned meaning where glamour is an enchantment — literally a magic spell. But when you think … Continued

Practical Magic: The New Tailored

August 18, 2021

“It’s still magic, even if you know how it’s done.” – Terry Pratchett – They say that a good magician never reveals how she does her tricks. But what we call “magic” is often just taking everyday objects and doing something surprising with them. A coin is nothing special until you make it disappear. A … Continued

Transformation: An Antidote to Boredom

July 13, 2021

This summer is not just a time of adventure. It’s also a time of transformation. Find out how we’re jolting ourselves out of a life on pause and bringing joy back into the picture as we explore the first aspect of our time of change. Purposeful Play is an idea incorporating both the adventures of summer and the preparations for returning to school and work scenarios.

In Healing Color

June 16, 2021

Healing is on everyone’s minds this summer. As we begin our recovery from a global pandemic, as the economy turns around and we venture out into the world after over a year of staying mostly inside, we can all use a little healing. Healing can take many forms. Reconnecting with people we’ve missed and finding … Continued

Adapt, Survive, Thrive

May 14, 2021

We often see nature as a wholesome and healing place. Somewhere we can seek refuge from the modern world and get away from it all. And that is true, but the natural world can also be harsh and brutal too. It’s a place where survival of the fittest reigns supreme, though I’d argue that the … Continued

Lifestyles of the Conscious Consumer

April 14, 2021

A couple weeks ago I spent some time attending the South by Southwest virtual conference. While of course I missed the vibe and in-person experience I was hoping for at SXSW (and the wonderful Austin restaurant scene!), I was amazed by how many more seminars I was able to attend thanks to how easy it … Continued