MCM declared Fabric Horse “Best in Show” at our most recent Renegade Craft Fair. This Philadelphia-based duo designs and hand-stitches a line of “urban gear” made almost entirely from recycled materials. Their collections include iPhone and iPod pouches, utility belts and packs, and a series of pragmatically funky bags—all durable, water resistant, and eco-conscious.
The design that managed to really put a step in our walk, however, was the Fabric Horse urban-spun spats. Yes, you read correctly, “SPATS!’ Inspired by a pair of ol’-time military gear, Fabric Horse has created a stylish, modern twist to a standard, service issue. Made with a waxed canvas, recycled bike tubes, and hearty, cotton laces, a pair of Fabric Horse spats manage to transform a common pair of loafers into a very-hip (and comfortably protective) boot. Details: www.fabrichorse.com
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