Based in Minnesota, Duluth Trading Company makes high durable work clothes (for both men and women), and classic luggage. Duluth products are all made in the U.S. and are guaranteed for life.
Founded in San Francisco in 1984, Mulholland is a small company run by a father and his two sons. They specialize in handcrafting bags and accessories using raw materials sourced in the U.S. Their Negotiator Bag, featured here, is made with waxed canvas, a heavy-duty fabric which is dipped in paraffin for water resistance and strength.
Similar to Bison wool, Yak wool is a very warm, lightweight and soft fiber. Yaks are primarily raised by nomadic Tibetan and Mongolian families. Their wool is combed (not shorn) once per year in the springtime when the animals shed their winter coat.
In our underrated fiber series, we will be featuring products made with wool from alpacas, llamas, vicunas, bison, musk oxen, and yaks.
Let’s start this series off by looking at Bison wool, which is harvested from buffalo in Colorado and South Dakota each spring, when the animals shed their fur. Bisons [...]
Based in Seattle, Filson has been specializing in super-durable outdoor clothing since 1911. Their clothing is still made in the U.S., its designed to last for decades. They also guarantee all their products for life.
Moop is a small company that handcrafts bags in their studio in Pittsburg. Their Letter Carrier bag, featured here, is built from durable waxed canvas and lined in cordura. Waxed canvas is naturally water repellent and ages like leather.
Made by Kahtoola, a small company in Arizona, these Microspikes are ice cleats that attach firmly to your shoes, and require no special buckles or straps. The spikes constructed of hardened stainless steel.
Iron Heart makes jeans with 25 oz Japanese selvage denim — significantly heavier than the typical 12 oz denim used in most jeans. “Selvage” means the denim was made on an old-style shuttle loom (unlike mass-produced denim). If durability is a deciding factor for you, and you don’t mind breaking in your jeans for [...]
This ultralight watch by Skagen is a great example of a highly durable yet inexpensive product. It is constructed with a 38-millimeter titanium case and bezel, and a 100% titanium mesh wristband. A durable mineral dial window protects the watch’s face, and makes it water resistant to 99 feet.
Apolis Global Citizen is a small company in California that handcrafts clothing and accessories. In their 2010 collection, they offer a single handbag — the “Heritage Leather + Apolis Mason Courier Bag”. It is made with 100% american leather and 100% cotton army duck.
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