In honor of Father’s Day, Onehunted’s Ike Ewell caught up with Wale Oyéjidé, the mastermind behind the Ikire Jones brand, to discuss how Oyéjidé balances entrepreneurship with fatherhood—and still manages to look good, do good, and feel good.
“It’s really all about conviction. When you walk into a room, people believe whatever you believe you are.”
“I walk down the street wearing Ikire Jones, I always get approached by people from all walks of life: old white women, young white women, old white men, like everybody, saying: ‘That’s beautiful!’ Because it’s so outlandish to them, but it’s also in a manner that’s not a caricature or a costume. They get it because for me it’s not something that I’m self-conscious about, it’s just something that I’m doing. They see that.”
“I think a lot of us are fully capable, intelligent, creative people but if you’re not given the right task or a task that sparks your interest, you’re not gonna excel.”
We know it’s warm outside, but never too late to plan for winter. File this look away to rock in 6 months.
Three of our favorite things. Coffee. Upcycling. Clothing that is as fly as it is functional.
ECOALF has combined these three things by upcycling coffee grounds and plastic bottles into performance outerwear. Here’s one of the jackets that came from this process.
Like Bionic Yarn, which we profiled previously on Onehunted, everything from ECOALF is made from innovative new forms of fabric that incorporate recycled materials, such as fishing nets, tires, post-industrial cotton, and of course, coffee and plastic bottles.
"We create objects that make your life more enjoyable without damaging our relationship with nature," says ECOALF’s manifesto. "And we do it by erasing part of the ecological footprint that is fouling the world."
We’re constantly on the road, traversing the planet, connecting with people and companies who share our dedication to making the world a better place. All this travel gives us a bit of baggage about our luggage (if you know what we mean). We just need a bag with wheels that fits in an overhead compartment. Who cares how beautifully crafted it is.
We work hard to consistently present beautifully crafted clothing that is ethically sourced. But our mission is bigger. We want to empower you to align your lifestyle with your values. To this end, here are three quick rules to remember…
Ask questions. Where was this garment made? What were the workers’ conditions? How are those conditions monitored? What are the environmental impacts of the production and shipping? The more you ask, the more you learn—and the more the companies seeking your business realize you care.
Buy smart. Buy local. Buy fair trade. Buy organic. Buy quality items that will last. Buy timeless items that won’t go out of style. And don’t be afraid to buy secondhand!
Clean carefully. Believe it or not, much of the environmental impact of each article of clothing you acquire comes after it enters your wardrobe. And the more you launder fabrics, the quicker they break down, look old, and wear out. Don’t over-wash or over-dry your garments. When it’s time to clean them, wash lightly and line dry. Opt for eco-friendly dry cleaners when you need to freshen up those suits.
Following these three rules will help you look good, do good, and feel good—the Onehunted way.
For those of us in the northern regions, it has been a cold winter—and we are so grateful to the many geese who have provided their feathers for our warmth. That said…
We’re tired of the bulk. Our down jackets hold us down, but they are huge! We’ve been walking around like marshmallow men for the last two months and we need a break… Yet it’s still cold.
Check out the sustainable solution to our wintertime woes…
Ever thought about designing clothes?
You could try to have them manufactured overseas, but you’d instantly be dealing with all sorts of challenges from expensive carbon-intensive shipping costs to being unable to meet and communicate directly with the people actually making your garments… What if there was another way?
In the 1950s, almost all the clothing bought in the U.S. was made in the U.S. This can happen again. Manufacture New York is a hybrid incubator and factory with a mission to rebuild America’s fashion industry.
Idris Elba’s tweets had the internet buzzing about bow ties today.
In case you were wondering, you do not have to be Elba to rock a bow tie. To be clear: We are not promising you’ll look like him—or get the same physiological reaction—when you put yours on. But what is sure to arouse a great response is putting on an ethically sourced bow tie with a good story behind it…
Meet Forage Haberdashery. Their ties are each hand crafted from vintage and dead stock cotton fabrics. The packaging is handprinted and made in the US from recycled materials. And the designers met in a kissing booth… Learn more about these awesome ties and people here.
If you’re not ready to commit to a long term relationship with a short piece of neckwear, check out the new service that’s revolutionizing how we get (and get rid of) ties.