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At Clue Perfumery, Laura Oberwetter and Caleb Vanden Boom have built a rare thing, or, in fact, many rare things: fragrances are hand-mixed, the branding is blissfully free of old-school eroticism and exoticism, and the source materials are not the fields of Southern France, but the forests of Wisconsin and other wholeheartedly Midwestern signifiers. We visited their lab for a close look at the Art and Olfaction Award-nominated fragrance brand.

Zach Sullivan of Romp Bags

March 12, 2024 — Interviews

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Noihsaf recently collaborated with Duluth Minnesota’s Zach Sullivan on a series of limited edition feedbags (now available on the site!). Read on to learn how ROMP Bags got its start and how Zach’s love of the outdoors turned into a career of sewing colorful bike accessories.

Onea Engel-Bradley is an artist and designer based in Brooklyn, NY. Her most recent project is her ready-to-wear line Silphium, a clothing and accessories brand that emphasizes re-worked, vintage materials, natural and hand dyed fabrics, as well as bespoke made-to-order garments.

In 2021, we brought you a handy dandy guide to a plethora of BIPOC designers. But that was a millennia ago! In issue 2, we’re shouting out another crop of fashion talent from across cultures; whether you want to spend a lot or a little; if you’re going out or chilling out. Special shout out to In Todo, whose curated craft fair supports BIPOC-owned indie brands and inspired many of the selections on this list.

Get to know Mark Smith Clarke of Brooklyn based archie. We talk about the new SS24 collection, finding inspiration on the subways of New York, and how Mark turned an interest in pattern making and a love of clothing into one of the most thoughtful clothing labels around.

It’s easy to get drawn into Erica Weiner’s work, the pieces she designs and sources are incredibly beautiful and clever. But it’s the storytelling and wit that will drop you down a rabbit hole that we can’t recommend enough. We talked with her about her latest inspirations, got some excellent jewelry advice and picked out some favorites from her Noihsaf shop.

With years of experience under her arm, artist Alyson Fox ventures into something new; setting up shop on the Oregon coast and a creating a new knitwear line, Brrr!