Discerning Selects: September 22, 2016

discerningselects92216

Pack Lite Laptop Backpack, organic cotton, made in UK  $87
Fanmail Denim Sherpa Jacket, colorgrown organic cotton, made in NYC $625
Votch Vegan Leather Watch, dark gray vegan leather, $157
Brave GentleMan Paradigm Boot with Grip Sole, made in Portugal $31o
Pangea Organics Eye Cream, organic & vegan $62
Brooklyn Soap Company, The Woodsvegan &cruelty-free $69.90

 

Jean-Georges’ Vegetables, Printing Hair & Vegan Muscle

 

• It seems that the entire design world will be fundamentally changed by 3D printing technologies, and the replication of animal hairs and fibers is next. As i-D reported, one of the more advanced innovations that has a fashion application is MIT’s Cilllia project, where the ability to print incredibly dense collections of strands, like hair, as small as 50 microns will make replicating pelts, feathers, furs and hairs infinitely more realistic, and customizable. One of the more challenging aspects of making faux fur look realistic is the blunt end. Animal hairs naturally taper off to a fine point, and with Cilllia, this is possible. According to the Cilllia website, “now there is a chance that less animals will be harmed for their fur just by using the Cilllia project.”

cilllia_strands

• Neal Harden (formerly of M.O.B) will be the chef de cuisine at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s collaboration with ABC Carpet for a vegetable restaurant. According to New York Magazine’s Grub Street, the restaurant, ABCV, will open in September and “will celebrate roots and shoots and leaves without trying to mimic meat.”  

18-fp-food-abcv.w710.h473.2x

 

Saffron Dosa, Photo: Courtesy of ABC Carpet & Home

• According to Rise of the Vegan, bodybuilders Karl Bruder and Miles Ludlow recently took 1st place in their respective categories at WABBA Amateur Grand Prix. Ludlow has been vegan for over 6 years, and as a recent vegan, Bruder gained muscle after going vegan almost 8 months ago. Watch in November as both of these guys compete for the title of Mr. Universe!karl bruder1

Discerning Selects: August 18th, 2016

tdb_picks_81816

These vegan brands keep us coming back for more edgy, sleek and innovative style.
____
Beet x Beet  “Animal Liberation” tee $30
Bleed  Cork Backpack $181
Umasan “Asymmetrical Shoulder Yoke Shirt” $159.95
REVERIE “Rake Hair Balm” $36
Rombaut “Bass Pineapple Sneaker” $142

Discerning Selects: August 11, 2016

 

BGM81116

Here are a few picks from some of my favorite fashion brands, grooming companies, and shoe and accessory lines. Aside from nailing the design game, these companies make superior vegan products with innovative and sustainable materials and ingredients, as well as fair labor practices.
____
MRKT Weekender Bag $135
Pangea Organics Egyptian Calendula/ Blood Orange Facial Cleanser $34
Modo-Eco, Dubai Honey Recycled Sunglasses $159.95
Run & Fell, Black Rose Shirt $84
Glass House Shirt Makers $225
Ethletic, Monochrome Hi Cut Glow Blue $83.45