Feel Good Friday – Boll and Branch

feel good friday boll branch
While we are constantly on a crusade for quality made products, we are equally aware of the cost of said products. Hand made shirts in Italy are not accessible for most of us on a daily basis. Neither are high-end sheets. Usually they can go for upwards of $500 and they have flowers on them. We just can’t win. Until now.

Since January, Boll and Branch has become one of the fastest-growing brands in the entire home textiles category. The new and dynamic bedding brand has sold thousands of sets of organic cotton sheets with Fair Trade practices as their principle obligation besides damn good feeling sheets too!

feel good friday boll branchSome facts on our new favorite sheets:

  • They design everything in their own factories.
  • They sell directly avoiding the middleman and retail stores that jack the price up.
  • All of their cotton is organic and hand picked making it eco-friendly and incredibly soft.
  • A portion of every sale is donated to Not for Sale, a non-profit that fights slavery around the world (yes, it still exists).

feel good friday boll branchWhat we love about this brand is that it really supports farms in need. For example, in the first half of 2014 they used 103,461 pounds of cotton from 105 farms in India, which in turn supports 836 farmers and their families. 250 fairly treated and paid mill workers then make all of their products that are then sent to you.

Based in Chatham, New Jersey, the founder, Scott Tannen and his wife discovered that the bedding business is dominated by a very small number of companies and their mark ups range from 4% to 600% and often are connected to sweat shop labor and poor-quality cotton. Needless to say the company has been thriving because of their quality and cost.

Lastly, they have provided 4,308 rescued victims of human trafficking with a day and night of shelter, food and education through their partnership with Not For Sale. Now that is something you can fall asleep feeling good about.

Food & Drink

5 Best Cookbooks About Meat That Every Carnivore Should Read

Whether you want to up your grilling game or master charcuterie, these cookbooks will make you a meat expert.
Auto

What Kind of Motorcycle Should I Get? A Comprehensive Guide to Motorcycle Types

Been thinking about getting into motorcycling? One of the first questions you'll need to answer is what kind of motorcycle is right for you.
Outdoors

A Beginner’s Guide to Hiking the Vorarlberg Region of the Austrian Alps

While the Austrian Alps have been made famous by 'The Sound of Music,' there’s more to this area than twirling through alpine meadows.
Culture

20 Things Every Man Should Own

Stuff seen as classically manly — cigars, fast cars — may be enjoyable, they are hardly necessities. What a man really needs are items that will improve his quality of life.
Culture

13 Best NERF Blasters for Adults

You may or may not be using NERF to fight imaginary ninjas anymore, but you can still arm yourself with one of the best blasters primed for adulting.
Culture

LEGO for Adults: 13 Best LEGO Sets for a Grown-Up Good Time

Maybe we can’t fix the engine of a car or hand-craft a boat from scratch, but we can build these highly rewarding and intricate LEGO sets.
Culture

Why We Have the (Objectively Terrible) Daylight Saving Time

Love it or hate it, you can't escape Daylight Saving Time — and it all started because a guy wanted to collect more bugs.
Culture

12 Best Running Trails in America, According to People Who Run for a Living

From miles of mystic forest to a gnarly peak-to-peak ridgeline, these are the best routes to run around the United States.
Culture

How to Mod a NERF Gun: The Grown Man’s Guide to the Hammershot Modification (With Pictures)

With a screwdriver and spring, a simple NERF gun can become a high-power blaster.
Culture

23 Famous Badass Women in History

From an 86-year-old who climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro to a 15-century ninja to Oprah (of course), here are 23 women who inspire us to be more badass.
Culture

The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now

These docs are entertaining, but also edifying. For your convenience, we’ve broken them up into categories.
Culture

Why You Should Definitely Max Out Your 401(k) Contribution Now

If you’re like most millennials, you associate a 401(k) with retirement and don’t put much thought into maintaining it. That's a big mistake. Here's why.
Culture

6 Best Productivity Apps for a More Fruitful 2019

Whether you're trying to achieve a better sleep schedule or curb your procrastination, the best productivity apps will help you manage your to-do lists.
Podcast

Over My Dead Body’s Matthew Shaer on Making a Great True Crime Podcast

Ever wanted to know what it takes to create a successful true crime podcast? Tune in as we interview Over My Dead Body creator and host Matthew Shaer.