Any brand manufacturing in the US like Chris King, Thomson, Search & State…
…its luckily an endless list, more interesting would be who makes stuff responsibly thats easier to afford.
Pants to Poverty for undies and all that
For Melbourne folk I can’t recommend Vegan Wears on Smith st highly enough. Shoes are very well built and they do great service–they’ve replaced the soles on my office shoes twice for free, even though they’re five years old and get worn five days a week).
Does anyone know an ethical sportswear company? I hate buying Nike, Adidas etc. Supposedly Puma are ok? Any others?
Cactus gear is fucking awesome! I bought one when I worked on a mountain in NZ. It was my daily work backpack then and 10years later it’s still going strong as my daily commuter. No wonder they offer lifetime repairs, the things are unbreakable!
A had a pair of cactus 12oz canvas workpants that were so tough that they could literally stand up by themselves! They were something else. They lasted for like 5 years in the workshop, never had anything quite like em since.
I would add Hunter Cycles to the list - I dig his vibe (Rick has a great Instagram too @condorcazador). And Revelate Designs, Swift Industries, Soulcraft, Chromag, Paul, WI, Chris King… to name but a few. Heaps of great stuff coming out of the American Northwest.
And this video of Guy Martin visiting Orange Bikes in the UK is great too (…Guy Martin, what a rad dude!):