Well Spent X Woven Society

A new e-commerce site launched a few weeks ago, and it’s called Woven Society. In their own words, Woven “believe[s] you can make smart purchasing decisions instead of reacting to the latest trend, [and that] a product should last as long as you want it to.” Clearly, concepts I can get behind. Anyway, the founders of the site asked me to curate a sale for them. Their only stipulation was that I branch out beyond just clothing, and include other types of items as well. My full list of picks is after the jump. Maybe you’ll see a thing or two you like.

Chemex Coffee Maker

The Chemex Coffee Maker has been in production for over 50 years. Heralded as much for its design as its functionality, it’s included both in the Illinois Institute of Technology’s list of the 100 Best Designed Products of Modern Times, and the permanent collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The model in this sale is hand-blown in Germany, and features a polished wood collar and leather tie. I use one of these every morning, and the coffee is superb.

Lodge Logic Chef Skillet

Every kitchen needs at least one piece of cast iron cookware, and no one does cast iron better than Tennessee’s Lodge. Their Chef’s Skillet is the perfect all-purpose pan, and a great starter piece for any cast iron newbies. Proudly made in the USA, and pre-seasoned with the co.’s proprietary vegetable oil formula (vegan / vegetarian friendly).

Wooly Pocket Wally One

The Wally Planter from California’s Wooly Pocket is made in the USA from recycled water bottles. Suitable for indoor and outdoor use, the Wally is an attractive and affordable way to bring some green into your life – especially good for city dwellers.

Corter Leather Passport Sleeve

As readers of my site already know, I’m a big, big fan of Corter Leather. Designed and crafted entirely by brand founder Eric Heins, the label’s wallets, belts and accessories are as handsome as they are well-made, and a great value to boot. The Passport Sleeve was designed exclusively for this sale, and can only be purchased from Woven. It’s hand-stitched from vegetable-tanned leather that will darken with age and use. You can read more about the Passport Sleeve here.

Archival Clothing Rucksack

Not only do Archival Clothing run a great blog, and design great product, they’re also some of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet. Their Rucksack has been my go-to travel bag for over a year now, and I’ve still barely broken it in. Handcrafted in an owner-operated facility in Eugene, Oregon, the bags are made from heavyweight US-made waxed twill, Horween Chromexcel leather, and British mil-spec webbing.

Pointer Chore Coats

I own two Pointer Chore Coats, and I cannot say enough good things about them. They look great, fit well, are made in the USA entirely from American materials, and, they cost less than your last bar tab. Use code MERRY (all caps) at checkout for 10% off.

  • Andy

    I don’t understand sites that make it seem as if giving them your money is some sort of privilege.

    Clicked the link, saw I needed to give them my email to get some special link to access the site, closed it and forgot about it.

  • John p

    I too don’t like putting my email address – but actually did it and the site ain’t half bad. Looks super clean, just would like more price range
    Then thought about it – nearly all sites I shop on have my email address

    It’s worth looking at

  • http://About.me/jabrown JA Brown

    Andy, thats a common tactic popular among internet startups these days. People tend to like exclusivity, heck, thats how Facebook got as big as it is now.

  • Court

    I’ve never seen the 8 cup chemex for more than 45 bucks retail. These guys seem to want more than twice that much.

    What gives?

    • http://well-spent.com Brad


      The Chemex Coffee Makers you’re referring to are machine made in Taiwan. The ones in the Woven sale are hand-blown in Germany by artisan glass makers, and are considerably thicker. Hence the higher price.

  • branxus

    Asking me for an email just to browse is an immediate dealbreaker. One of the most annoying and misguided things ever invented on the internet. They can take their sale and shove it.

  • Barbara T. Berger

    I loved my Chemex coffee pot until it broke due to not meaning to hit it against something while washing it. Since then, I am not drinking coffee…….I would buy another one in an instant if I could find another use for it…..any suggestions

  • Court

    Thanks Brad, that makes sense.

  • Sue

    How do I come about IIT’s list of “100 Best Designed Products of Modern Times”? (besides having a TIME subscription)?

    • http://well-spent.com Brad

      Not sure. Anyone have any suggestions?