Friends of Thoughtworthy Co

99% of the time, we politely decline when brands offer to send us products. But once in a while, a brand piques our interest ⁠— maybe their products are built-to-last, or maybe they have a strong focus on being ethical and sustainable. These are brands we’re paying close attention to, and we’re excited to see them grow.

Able Carry is a Hong Kong-based carry goods brand. Their backpacks, some of the most comfortable we’ve had on our backs, are functional and built-to-last. Their simple, uncluttered designs with minimal branding? Huge bonus.

Oliver Cabell’s footwear exudes simplicity, quality, and timelessness. Most interestingly, their transparency policy lets you know where their products are made, how they’re made, and what materials they’re made of.

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