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.