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      The Journal

      About Coal Headwear

      About Coal Headwear

      Coal Headwear was founded in 2002 with a simple goal: create quality headwear for active lifestyles that fits well and lasts, due to this every Coal hat is built on the foundation of fit, fashion, and function.

      With the view that the outdoors is for everyone, they have commitments to sustainability, inclusivity and corporate responsibility which are fundamental to who they are.

       

      Why does Mons use Merino Wool?

      Why does Mons use Merino Wool?

      Merino Wool is the world highest performing natural fibre, which is tried and tested in nature to withstand all extreme.

      It Won't Stink 

      Merino contains natural anti-bacterial properties that protect against odour.

      Manages Moisture

      Merino Wool is amazing at moving moisture away from your skin. It can also absorb up to 30% of it's own weight before feeling wet.

      It's Warm

      Even on the coldest days, merino helps to keep you warm when wet because of it's natural insulating properties.

      Temperature Regulating

      Thee fibres of the merino wool are much thinner than other ordinary wool fibres, this makes them incredibly breathable and fast drying. 

      Fire Resistant

      Naturally high in nitrogen and water, which requires higher levels of oxygen in  the surrounding environment in order to burn.

      Super Soft

      Because the merino wool fibres are superfine and itch free, it results in a luxuriously soft next to skin feel.

        

       

      Pants From Plants 🌱

      Pants From Plants 🌱

      The majority of the fibers that Duer use come from natural sources, such as eucalyptus trees, wood chips and plants.They are driven by the desire to remove plastic wherever possible and are committed to natural and renewable materials. 

      However when they have to integrate synthetic fibers for durability, they use small amounts of up-cycled polyester sourced from used plastic bottles.  With the hope that as fabric technology advances, they can focus on the total elimination of plastic in all of their garments, creating clean natural clothing for everyone! 

        

      Db's name change

      Db's name change

      Originally Db was known as Douchebags that was a community suggestion which the brand thought was funny and memorable. But as the world changed, so did they, so today they're known as Db.

      That's not all that's changed.... Product names have changed from American names to Scandinavian names as it is a Scandinavian brand. Changing the product names to help tell their story, connecting their products to the inspiration they're drawn from and reminding their customers where they come from.

       

      Db X Benjamin Ortega 3.0

      Db X Benjamin Ortega 3.0

      For the third and final launch of Db x Benjamin Ortega, they’ve developed a collection of products which emit 30% less CO2 & 30% less water consumption than anything else they have made. Together they’ve opened the dialogue around sustainability and collected over 584 bags of trash from their streets, forests, mountains, and beaches.

      The design process 

      By studying the design and development of their products, they knew they could Do Better. By questioned their bags’ features, removed those that weren’t cutting it and if they were deemed a necessity, replaced them with ones that did. 

      Materials

      Not only are they challenging themselves, but the fashion industry as a whole. They’re throwing down the gauntlet and hoping other major players will do the same.

      By addressing every piece of every product in this collection, asking questions such as, how does this affect our planet? How can we lessen that affect? The Db design team have picked apart the sketches they spent ten years perfecting, and put them back together with better alternatives - totaling over 170 revisions. 

      Branding identity 

      Benni and the Db team collaborated with Dany Wang, a Paris based graphic designer. These guys have become an industry standard in social and environmental impact measurement for the textile and fashion industry. They enabled Db to measure and regulate their bill of materials for this collection.

      Dobetter Together

      The epicenter of the challenge formed in Biarritz; led by Benni, some friends and volunteers from the Surfrider Foundation. It rolled out in waves from there - with pick-ups in places from Argentina to Tanzania to Bali. Db would have struggled to clear 584 bags of trash by themselves in a month, but together, they cleared it in four days. We always Dobetter together.

      "Wow. What a journey, I can't believe how much I've learned!" - Benjamin Ortega