Freitag’s "Zippelin" is an inflatable suitcase that rolls up for storage

September 14, 2017 by  
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Rolling or non-rolling, hardshell or soft-sided, compact or capacious; there are only so many ways you can build a suitcase, right? Freitag begs to differ. The Zurich-based apparel and accessories brand claims to have created the world’s first one-of-a-kind luggage that expands to accommodate several weeks’ worth of clothing yet flattens into a tight roll for storage. Think of it as your own personal air ship. Dubbed the “Zippelin,” the luggage is designed for long-haul, intercontinental travel. Clad in recycled truck tarpaulin and featuring a pair of skateboard ball-bearing wheels to scoot around on, the Zippelin boasts 85 liters worth of space at full sail. Deflated and coiled into itself, it takes up no more space than the “two liters of booze you bought at duty-free,” Freitag said. The trick lies with a hidden garden-variety bicycle inner tube, which you can inflate with a standard pump. Accidental blowout? A zippered pocket makes easy work of replacing the tire. Freitag is currently accepting preorders for the Zippelin on Kickstarter , where it has already doubled its original funding goal of $120,000. Although the company expects to retail the Zippelin at €520—that’s $618 in American dollars—early-bird pledgers will be able to snag 100 of the bags for €380 ($451) for delivery next April. Another 300 pieces will be available for €420 ($499) for a May 2018 delivery. The campaign runs from now through October 12. + Freitag Zippelin on Kickstarter + Freitag

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Elon Musk sets tentative date for Tesla Semi truck unveiling

September 14, 2017 by  
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We’re getting closer to the debut of the Tesla Semi truck. Elon Musk tweeted a date and place for a reveal of the much-anticipated vehicle, and also said, “Worth seeing this beast in person. It’s unreal.” The all-electric semi truck is set to debut on October 26 in Hawthorne, California – and it will reportedly will have a range of 200 to 300 miles . Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride tentatively scheduled for Oct 26th in Hawthorne. Worth seeing this beast in person. It's unreal. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 13, 2017 Musk is keeping us in suspense: he didn’t give out many other details, and there’s no invite on the Tesla website. Last year, in his Master Plan, Part Deux , Musk hinted Tesla was working on a heavy-duty truck, saying, “We believe the Tesla Semi will deliver a substantial reduction in the cost of cargo transport, while increasing safety and making it really fun to operate.” He also said the semi should be ready to unveil the following year. Related: Tesla’s electric truck will have a 200-300 mile range Musk hasn’t stayed quiet about the Tesla Semi since then. He initially said back in April of this year the company would unveil the truck in September. He gave a TED talk not too long after, with a teaser picture of the semi. In the talk he said the heavy-duty truck would basically be single speed, lacking any gears. He said of the semi, “This is something which people do not today think is possible. They think the truck doesn’t have enough power or it doesn’t have enough range, and then with the Tesla Semi we want to show that no, an electric truck actually can out-torque any diesel semi. And if you had a tug-of-war competition, the Tesla Semi will tug the diesel semi uphill.” Musk apparently has already taken the semi truck for a joyride in the parking lot, and said in the TED talk, “You can drive this around like a sports car .” Via Elon Musk on Twitter and New Atlas Images via screenshot

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Score this upcycled convertible Freitag backpack ($340) for free in our fall giveaway

October 13, 2016 by  
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Looking for the perfect all-in-one bag to carry around town? Freitag’s ultra-versatile “R123 Woolf” convertible carryall ($340) made out of upcycled vintage truck tarpaulin is just what you’ve been searching for, and you can score it for free in our fall giveaway. Follow this link to enter! ENTER HERE >

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Impossible Foods cruelty-free burger added to more West Coast restaurant menus

October 13, 2016 by  
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Critics of vegetarian meat substitutes often say they are ‘nothing like that real thing,’ but Impossible Foods’ new lab-grown burger patty seeks to silence the complaints for good. The California-based company  assembled a team of scientists to create a cruelty-free burger patty made entirely from plant-based ingredients, but unlike any veggie burger before it, the Impossible Foods burger smells, bleeds, and apparently tastes just like beef from a cow. After wildly satisfying diners in taste tests, this next-gen veggie burger is taking on the West Coast by making its way onto the menus of three upscale restaurants. Impossible Foods announced Wednesday that its new burger will grace the menus of Jardinière and Cockscomb in San Francisco and Crossroads Kitchen in Los Angeles, and the company expects it will appear in more restaurants by year’s end. Prices will range from $14-$19 and it’s safe to assume a side or two will be included. What’s important to note is that, unlike most companies producing vegetarian meat substitutes (or “meat analogs”), Impossible Foods isn’t actually targeting vegan and vegetarian diners. Rather, the company is focused on people who currently prefer beef, in an effort to reduce meat consumption. Related: Impossible Foods launches meatless burger that cooks, smells, and bleeds like beef The Impossible burger debuted earlier this summer in San Francisco at Jardinière and in New York at David Chang’s Momofuku Nishi . Until now, those were the only places you could get a taste of the cruelty-free burger patty, which is composed entirely of plant-based ingredients. This isn’t something you can whip up in your home kitchen, however. The Impossible Foods burger is a product of pure science. Coconut oil, potato compounds, and even honeydew melon molecules work together with other components to mimic a real beef patty in just about every way. Impossible Foods was founded by Patrick Brown, who also helped create Kite Hill, an artisanal vegan cheese company that produces a wide array of plant-based products that rival ‘he real thing. No stranger to cruelty-free comfort food substitutes, Brown has made it clear that his ultimate mission is to save animals, by making vegan food items so delicious that nobody has an excuse to continue eating meat and dairy products. Via CNET Images via Impossible Foods

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10 Faux Snakeskin Fashions to Ring in the Lunar New Year

February 17, 2013 by  
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Last week, people across the world celebrated the year of the snake, and what better way to ring in the Chinese New Year than to don some cruelty-free, faux snakeskin fashions? There are plenty of reasons to opt for fake snakeskin instead of the real thing, and your options aren’t limited to cowboy boots. From London designer  Stefanie Nieuwenhuys ‘ ”biomimetic” collection of corsets (pictured above) to  Stella McCartney’s fakeskin blouses , we’ve rounded up some of the seasons scaliest faux snakeskin fashions. READ MORE >   Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Anika Dali , chinese new year , corsets , eco-fashion , fake snakeskin , faux snakeskin , Freitag , green fashion , lunar new year , Pauline in Love , snakeskin corset , Stefanie Nieuwenhuys , stella mcartney , year of the snake

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Adult and Eco-Friendly Versions of the Oh-So-Comfortable Backpack

August 19, 2012 by  
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In honor of fall, why not ditch the over-sized purse that digs into your shoulder, or the obese wallet throwing off your alignment? Ecouterre presents 14 “adult,” eco-friendly versions of the oh-so-practical backpack. Above,  Drifter’s  camo-clad  Back Country Pack  ($80.25), made in the United States from 1000-denier  Cordura nylon , (and click through to see other options for both men and women).  Because, back-to-school sales may no longer directly apply, you don’t have to completely miss out on the back-to-school fun. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: adult backpack , Archival Clothing , Archival rucksack , back to school , backpack , Backpack Country Pack , BAGGU , CHF250 , Cordura Nylon , Drifter , eco-friendly , ecouterre , F49 Fringe , Freitag , Kasum eBags , Keen’s Harvest III backpack , Looptworks , Navy Dot Backpack , totebag

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14 Eco-Friendly iPad 2 Cases, Sleeves, and Bags

March 12, 2011 by  
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If you’ve got an iPad in your pad, you could probably use some padding to protect it.

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