Given that Father's Day is coming up soon, this week's post is a Meet the Maker's roundup featuring great gift idea's for dad. Slowly but surely, we’re adding more gift items to the store for men. So, with a focus on useful, eco-friendly items that also have a “wow” style factor, we think you (and the men in your life) will love these cool products. Here are a few of the new makers that will be gracing our pages...
Steal the Show With Hidesign
Eco-friendly leather goods handcrafted into beautiful bags always make a great gift. With a unique approach to leather tanning and a commitment to sophistication, Hidesign produces high-quality leather goods are well-suited for professionals, travelers, artists, and parents alike.
Whether you’re taking your laptop to your local coffee joint or heading across town to a meeting, the Hunter briefcase can function as your go-to bag with plenty of storage. Featuring Hidesign’s full grain vegetable tanned classic leather, the Hunter has enough space for a 15” laptop and all of your important papers.
The gorgeous Seattle Crossbody Messenger Bag comes in three colors and is designed as a unisex accessory. Carry around your favorite notebook or other essentials as you catch brunch with good friends.
Take Off With Johnny Fly Co.
Johnny Fly Co. is all about “wearable artwork.” Their attention to detail and eco-friendly practices have caught the eye of many. The company originally created eco-fashion sunglasses, though they’ve expanded their offerings into beautiful leather goods and wooden bowties and accessories.
Jetsetters and daytrippers alike will love this Leather Travel Duffle from Johnny Fly Co. Naturally tanned (no chemicals or dyes!) and beautifully stitched with brass fittings, you’ll be ready for your next adventure with this waterproof bag.
Made from bamboo and medical grade acetate, these sunglasses also feature good looking stainless steel hinges. Lightweight yet full of style, the RetroFLY Sunglasses block out UV light while still flexing their fashion muscle. If the cool-factor of bamboo sunglasses isn’t enough, the fact that the materials used are eco may be!
Be Purposefully Fashionable with Panda
What you choose to wear matters, not only for your personal style but also for the planet. When you choose Panda, you’re choosing to show you’re a conscious consumer who likes products that are both fashionable and earth-friendly. Panda began with a sustainable sunglasses campaign on Kickstarter featuring frames made from bamboo. The company has since taken off and now also makes bamboo watches.
If you’re wondering how bamboo is so sustainable, Panda shares that, while considered a wood, bamboo is actually a grass, and when it is harvested, the root system stays intact and grows new shoots. For wooden products to be considered sustainable, new trees must be planted. Not so with bamboo. Good to know!
Panda’s Jackson Sunglasses feature a unisex bamboo frame in multiple colors. The variety of finishes allows fashionistas to find the perfect pair for their next beach trip or kayaking adventure.
Panda’s unisex Bamboo Watch combines a bamboo and glass face with a cork band for a unique, natural look. The band, made from Portuguese cork, has the feel of leather but the beauty of cork. Handcrafted and with Swiss Internal Movements, it’s a timepiece that’s here to stay.
We hope you like roundup and, as always, thanks for reading! Feel free to let us know what you think and, of course, if you have product suggestions, we'd love to hear them. So, say hello at healthyliving@modernkidsdesigncom and, if you're a dad, Happy Father's Day!