The news that America’s number one bachelor, George Clooney, married the beautiful Amal Alamuddin is known. Their traditional wedding in Venice, Italy, was star-studded (only natural for an Oscar winner). But which wedding guest stole the show?...
Summer is in full swing and we're excited to launch our Summer Sale!
We're offering 10% - 50% discounts on dozens of products to help you finish up the summer.
For your next party, take 10% off on Go Plates or Etch-It Cups. If you haven't seen these, they're definitely worth checking out. For the slightly classier amongst you, maybe a creative 3-in-1 bow tie from Tight Lines Y'all is a better fit. We've even got something for the little tykes with super soft baby blankets from Bamboosa.
Check out these great deals and many more at wishboxusa.co.uk/collections/summer-sale
If you've read any of the product descriptions we have on our Kentwool socks, you may have wondering how a sock could be that much better than any other sock. I wondered this as well...
So i grabbed a pair of the Women's Tour Profile golf socks and laced up my running shoes. Let not the fact that I own running shoes fool you, I actually loathe running. But I do listen to all the doctors who say it's good for you and keeps you skinny, so I run despite the hatred.
And I have to admit, I hated the run a little less in these socks! I usually talk myself into slowing to a walk somewhere around 2k, but this time I didn't have any pain in my feet to justify it so I pressed on. Since I run rather sporadically (in lieu of other exercises) my feet usually feel like I ran the next morning, but no pain there either!
These socks are marketed as golf socks because they're comfortable for walking all 18 holes, but they can work for any sport where you're on your feet, or even as casual socks.
Not much says American like a nice pair of denim blue jeans. since we're one of the few countries with an abundance of cotton in some countries our blue jeans are traded like currency. There are some posers out there (jeggings anyone?) but we feel it's necessary to get the real authentic thing.
Arcanum Jeans understand that need, and are so dedicated to the real and authentic that their jeans come with a tracking number that can be entered online to find the very cotton field your jeans started in. (pictured below)
Our very own WishboxUSA CEO Jerry Smith owns a pair and wears them to work with unwavering frequency (don't picture it as casual though, the man always looks debonaire). When I asked him about why they're his favorite he said,
"They look consistently denim, not worn like most jeans. The fabric itself is substantial and high quality. It was fun to trace [the jeans to the field] and know where the actual cotton originated. Mine came from a farm out west, it was reassuring to know it was made in the USA from the very start." Jerry also loves how the jeans have a pocket for his phone (pictured above).
Like everything at Wishbox (even the staff), Arcanum Jeans are 100% made in the USA. So for a great pair of American Blue Jeans, try Arcanum.
Bamboo. The word might be conjuring up some thoughts of Chinese wilderness or a cutting board in your kitchen. The reality is it's one of nature's most versatile plants reaching maturity in 4 years, naturally regenerating and has over 1000 uses from baby blankets to bullet proof vests.
Some species of bamboo (when rendered into a fiber) even have the tensile strength of steel. More than 2.5 billion people rely on bamboo as a natural resource, like our supplier, Bamboosa.
Bamboosa is the brainchild of three ex-textile industry pros who wanted to mix organic and sustainable into a USA made brand. The final product was baby blankets and towels soft enough for the newest skin free of all bleaches and pesticides from the field to the factory.
The benefits of the organic bamboo and cotton blend are: they're naturally water resistant, thermally regulated for hot in the winter cool in the summer, and ultra soft.
this means parents get to feel as safe about using the baby blankets as he looks swaddled in it.
Bamboosa also makes products for the home like their tablet accessory, the Lap log. Made from all bamboo and organic materials this stand makes it easy to watch things on your ipad any and everywhere.
Ok, terrible pun.
But why end up scouring the card aisle after work on Friday when you can have something truly great already on hand? The items on this list all come from small businesses in America, and each have a unique story.
Simply click the product name to see the company page and story, and the item itself.
Our top picks for your significant other:
Bluegrass Brass Sterling Silver Art Eatables: Taste of the Trail
All items have next day shipping in the UK, 2-3 days elsewhere in Europe, so stop wasting your precious Valent-time!
If there was one standout trend this winter, it was the infinity scarf. The Bora scarf is one such scarf that's a relaxed way to dress up an outfit in the cold, or be worn loosely when it’s warmer out. The unique medium of Alpaca fur handles both flawlessly.
Alpaca is a rare fiber that the Huffington Post describes as “stronger than mohair, finer than cashmere, smoother than silk, softer than cotton, warmer than goose down, and better-breathing than thermal knits.”
Whoa. You've heard of super fruits, but super furs?
(Apparently alpaca fur starts out pretty happy too.)
The fur used for the scarves from Aria Handmade comes from Asheville, North Carolina and is woven by designer Nestor Pineda. The company focuses on using recycled and all natural products: both applicable definitions for the Bora scarf in a way.
These scarves were created out of the necessity for something stylishly warm during a severe winter in New York City. So the style that can be worn easily in Autumn and Spring even stands up to a frigid winter.