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I’ve got a fun one for you this week that features some of the more unique travel items out there. From a Heron Preston collab to bags made in Haiti, you’ll definitely want to see what’s drummed up in this list before your next trip.
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🧺 brand of the week: SCRT
From a House on a Hill, in London 2010, SCRT started as a self-funded project, working with local artists to produce exclusive and unique printwear. In 2021, the label has grown & developed into a forward-thinking, independent British streetwear brand collaborating with creatives from around the world.
Stay Creative Co. works from their studio in Brixton, and the flagship store on Shoreditch's Redchurch St. The brand draws influences from subcultures both past & present while creating cut & sew collections focused on vintage-inspired workwear. They often find inspiration in cult films, forgotten corners of media, and art in all forms.
Their designs utilize a box-fit, taking outlines from vintage patterns; even workwear that has survived extensive use. Fabrics are simple and comfortable, with detailing often used to express the themes within their criteria.
As an independent streetwear brand, they believe in creating with a conscience. Their growth as creatives is tied to the steps they take to become a more sustainable, responsible, and community-led brand.
In 2020, they moved the majority of their cut & sew to Portugal and started relationships with several skillful Portuguese manufacturing partners whose operations are grounded in expertise and tradition. Their print-wear has always been produced within the UK.
Now they are incorporating locally sourced organic cotton and upcycled fabrics wherever possible. They’ve also improved their packaging, stopped using any plastic air sacs or plastic void fill, and included the use of recycled materials and paper tape. Every piece of SCRT clothing is designed in their studio in Brixton, with extensive and practical use in mind.
🛫 travel accessories for men
1 Day Owl bags
Born in March 2010, both founders Ian and Marc Noel met in Haiti for the first time. In Haiti, Marc Noel saw a lot of waste and not a lot of jobs to go around for people like him. That’s when he realized he could use trash in Haiti (like plastic waste) and transform it into fabric. Which has now created the first circular bag company.
They build their products from recycled landfill-bound materials, they repair and refurbish them to keep them in circulation for multiple owners, and when they’re used up, they input materials for new bags.
The Day Owl bags are perfect for traveling on the go, with unique designs and compatibility.
2 Gray Malin passport book
Gray Malin started selling his photography in a small booth at a Sunday market. He’d interact one on one with shoppers and built first-hand knowledge on what artwork people were looking for. He sought to travel the world, creating work that aimed to bring people together. Merging his passion for photography and interior design with a spirit of travel and adventure, the famous Gray Malin brand was born.
And the passport book is perfect for your travels, especially for those who look for a little art in their items.
3 Burberry umbrella
We all know what Burberry is. And why not get their signature designed umbrella for your next upcoming trip? Easy to pack and useful in any situation (sun, rain, whatever your heart desires).
4 Paravel packing cubes
If you’re anything like me, you’re meticulous in how you pack. And I’m the type of person that stresses if I’ve packed enough (spoiler alert, I overpack every time).
Paraval is up-and-coming luggage and accessory brand that has some pretty cool and useful stuff. I've found that packing cubes help me save a bunch of time and stress. And they’ve got a ton of different options to fit your travel aesthetic.
5 Heron Preston x Calvin Klein small bag
One of the cooler collabs this year that went under the radar was Heron Preston and Calvin Klein. The collab takes a stab at a Heron Preston version of staples, such as underwear, denim, and white shirts.
The bag weaves his signature attention to detail while also staying true to Calvin Klein’s essential and stylish functionality.
6 Not Pot cbd
Not Pot has taken a unique design and approach to CBD. As cannabis is on the heels of legalization, brands like Not Pot are paving the way to contribute to a broken judicial system.
And their gummies are damn good and perfect for those who get a little nervous before traveling.
7 Larq smart water bottle
The goal of Larq is to develop technology that can combine unique design and give people access to clean drinking water easily and sustainably. And in this pandemic world, what’s the hurt in opting for a water bottle that kills 99.999% of germs and bacteria?
8 Monos carry on
I used to be an Away fan, but with all the scandals, terrible production methods, and being an overall bad company… I’ve turned to other brands like Monos for my travel luggage. And with their award-winning Carry-On, that’s equally stylish and functional, you’ll never regret your purchase.
9 Garment steamer
Handheld steamers are a lifesaver. I stopped bringing a suit bag for my button-ups because of it. They work extremely well and stow really easily because of their size. Plus, you won’t have to worry about ruining your shirts using the dreaded hotel iron. You can thank me later.
10 Native power block
Instead of bringing a whole bunch of iPhone power blocks, save yourself the space and effort with this smart bridge from Native. Perfect to connect your laptop in your hotel, and with a stylish look, you won’t be lugging an ugly brick either.
11 Marshall portable speaker
Is it a trip without bringing your tiny speaker? No, it’s definitely not. And your familiarity with the Marshall brand makes this portable speaker even cooler. The quality of the sound is bar-none. And it’s BIG on sound. Since it’s water-resistant, it’s ideal for any beach day scenario.
12 Ostrichpillow neck pillow
I hate neck pillows. They look ugly and aren’t very functional. Then I came across the Ostrichpillow. For those that sleep on the plane, or are super-uncomfortable when you fly, you can’t go wrong with this memory foam neck support pillow for your trips.
👖 what’s in my closet
Black doormat with white swimming man logo at front.
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☕ what’s on the coffee table
When it comes to home décor, Spanish label Fisura is not afraid to think outside the box. No matter if you want a fun conversation starter, or want to lend your interior a personal sentiment, Fisura will have just the piece for you. Expect edgy humor, relatable slogan prints, and versatility.
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