Silicon Valley is known as the heart of the Tech world, but Boston is quickly becoming the main hub of the Consumer Goods industry. We've been loving some of these start-ups for a while and wanted to share our favorites with you!
Inventing a new piece of footwear doesn't happen often, but that's just what Forsake has done with their line of Sneakerboots. Rugged footwear that can stand up to miles on the trail and in the backcountry, but styling that doesn't look like you're on your first Outward Bound trip. We love these shoes because they look as good out in the woods as they do hanging out in the bar afterwards. You can check them out at: Forsake.com
Janji Running Apparel:
Most people run for themselves. Janji believes in running for another. 10% of every sale goes towards constructing, implementing, and maintaining clean water projects in countries of need. Each season's performance running clothing is inspired by a different country with the donations going to that country or region. We love their apparel because it looks amazing and helps great causes. You can check them out at: Runjanji.com
Box Brew Kits:
Have you ever tried brewing your own beer at home? It's a lot of fun, but the equipment is mostly plastic buckets and tubes which can be pretty unsightly sitting in your kitchen or living room. Box Brew Kits thinks you should be proud of your brewing so they make a line of handcrafted wooden and glass brewing kits and equipment. Their beer, wine, and kombucha brewing kits look so good you'll keep them out in the open as a piece of art! We love these kits because they look like fine furniture and have every piece of equipment you need to become a brew master. You can check them out at: BoxBrewKits.com
There's nothing worse than riding your bicycle to the store to do some errands and returning to find some part of it has been broken or stolen. Fortified Bicycle makes rugged commuting bikes that can stand up to city life, but more importantly are damn near impossible to steal. All parts are screwed and locked on, even the lights, so Johnny-bike-thief is gonna have a tough time with a grab-and go, plus Fortified bikes even come with theft insurance, so they've got you covered no matter what happens! We love them because we can commute through the city with peace of mind that our steed will still be waiting for us when we return. You can check them out at: Fortifiedbike.com
Snacking should be tasty and satisfying, but why not healthy too! Biena Foods offers up the best in healthy snacking with their roasted chick pea snacks. With flavors ranging from Habanero to Barbecue to Cinnamon Crunch, even Chocolate Covered chick peas, you won't be able to stop munching on these. But hey, you don't need to stop, they're packed with tons of nutrients and they're all-natural! We love them because we can go back for seconds and not feel guilty! You can check them out at: BienaFoods.com