With all the turbulence and uncertainty of 2020, clarity has been in short supply. We can help with that. In this fourth installment of our Holiday Gift Guides, here is a clear-eyed focus on beautifully designed and crafted, sustainable, and locally made Apparel & Accessories – Part 2.
Left: From Clouds & Ladders, Sparkle Black Drip Drop Earrings are made of soldered brass filled with hand-mixed, artists’ grade polymer clay. Each earring has a surgical steel post (nickel-free) and a drop of resin on the back to prevent metal touching the ears of people with sensitive skin. These earrings are *remarkably* light – if it weren’t for the admiring comments of those around you, you’d forget you have them on!
Right: The Intaglio 36 Midsize: “Sixty-One” Brass & Carbon Sunray Dial from Bespoke Watch Projects is the perfect fit for any wrist. With its classic proportions and a lug-to-lug length of 44mm, this versatile model works for both men & women and wrists of all sizes.
Left: Selkie Scarves are individually handwoven in their Oakland studio on a loom using quality and sustainable merino wool, cotton, and hemp. Each scarf is made with style and function to suit women and men in urban and outdoor settings.
Right: The Folklore Plaid 3.0 Mask from Amy Kuschel is equal parts sophistication x tradition. From the city to a cozy campfire, this classic tartan is ultra chic in grey and red. Made of 100% cotton flannel on the outside, and two layers of ultra smooth 100% organic cotton poplin lining inside. It’s wonderfully sustainable – crafted to look good on you and Mother Nature, too!
Left: From YMSF, the Short Coil Necklace is a playful wrapping and looping 54” strand of supple brass wire mesh chain with fixed closure. It’s adjustable to variable lengths.
Right: Whimsical, yet sophisticated, the Saigon Geo Buffalo Horn Pendant Necklace by Hathorway features three cascading geometric pieces made from ethically sourced water buffalo horn. Hathorway thoughtfully selected buffalo horn as their primary material because it is a by-product of waste, a chemical-free process, an organic material, and a one-of-a-kind piece. This pretty pendant necklace offers an elegant silhouette to instantly effuse your ensemble with a little more glamour.
Left: From MONOLISA, the Pebble Leather Pouch with Clear Crystal is a tan leather pouch bag perfect for handbag essentials. It is designed with embossed pebble effect leather from Spain that is scratch resistant. In the center of the bag there is a sparkling clear crystal mounted in gold hardware.
Right: Full Moon Studs – Rose Gold (Pink Moon) by Luana Coonen are an ode to our recent Pink Moon. Gold moons with amazing crater/moon texture. Solid 14k rose gold with standard post & silicone/14k ear nut.
Left: The Breton Stripe French Terry Hoodie from Eight + Sand has all the qualities of a great hoodie, but with a more sophisticated style and fit. The French Terry fabric was custom woven to their specifications, resulting in beautifully milled cotton that blends the coziness of a favorite sweatshirt with a no-bulk fit that’s perfect for layering.
Right: The Women’s Sierra Jacket from Alamere is the ultimate combination of style and functionality. Their goal was to design and locally manufacture a jacket that fits equally well in the city and in the mountains. It has water-resistant woven fabric with a light texture, matte waterproof YKK antique-nickel zippers, soft, quilted Primaloft interior to keep you warm while also releasing excess moisture to keep you dry, microfleece lined pockets, and a cut that is flattering but not form fitting.
Left: Fill‘er up! The Stinson Hauler from Equipe can take it. From beach to ballpark, market to mountain, load your cargo and go! It’s available in White or Briquette 19 oz. cotton canvas.
Right: The Chore Coat from Claflin, Thayer & Co. is made of 100% Cotton 12oz. Mt. Vernon (USA) black canvas. The versatile, unisex styled and sized coat has two chest pockets, two deep waist pockets, and one interior pocket (fits most cell phones).
Image at top of page: The Grand Lunar Quarter Necklace from YMSF is a half circle white oak end grain pendant with brass top, gold fill chain and lobster clasp.
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