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Dwimmer Nzinga Tie

Dwimmer has redefined neckwear for today. The Nzinga Tie features a patent pending method of tying which is easier than a traditional tie and adds a modern metal element. Dwimmer is collaborating with the Planet Bee Foundation on this tie, with each tie sold they donate to help increase awareness and habitats for bees. The tie is suited for any gender and is always the correct length. The Nzinga Bee fabric was specially designed by a textile designer in France. Each tie is handcrafted by a small team in California. The tie also features a unique QR code which grants the wearer special access.

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The numi pack

With Numi our main purpose is to make sure travellers get the most out of each journey by helping them stay fully charged, safe and organised on the road. The backpack Numi, has a 7 Watt solar panel that captures the sun’s energy on a connected power bank. The easily accessible USB ports on both sides of Numi allows users to charge their devices on the go quickly and without fuss. Numi comes standard with hidden zippers to deter thieves as well as a completely enclosed surrounding to repel water.

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TC Nexus

The TC Nexus is a limited edition, mechanical tie clip that is CNC machined from Grade 5 Titanium and carefully assembled and finished by the hands of the designer. Unlike traditional tie clips that require an internal spring, the titanium body of the TC Nexus itself acts as a spring and is completely open and flexible until joining a neck tie to a dress shirt. Operation is simple and requires only pinching two points of the levers to open and close.

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Should-brella

This is an innovative and safe umbrella that adapts to the modern lifestyle, liberating users’ hands and improving the usage efficiency. Its shoulder support structure changes umbrella’s feature, increases stability and provides a new ergonomic experience. This design was designed for people of almost all ages who use the umbrella frequently and have multi-task to do when using it. Without using any new technologies and materials, it has a low mass-production fee and sustainable development possibilities for existing product replacement.

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Addicted

Crafted from smooth full grain calfskin, the Addicted bracelet bag features a bottle shaped silhouette with a ring buckle that functions as a handle. The bracelet-like handle enhances the bag's jewelry feel while looping over the wrist. The bag is spacious enough for just your daily essentials: cell phone, wallets and keys. Its detachable and adjustable shoulder strap allows it to be worn as long shoulder, cross-body or carried in the hand on the handle.

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errant and cheval

Inspired by the evolution of leisure travel after the industrial revolution, errant and cheval pay homage to traditional luggage while offering a new and efficient solution for the slow travelers of today. The luggage set stores flat when not in use and is able to adapt dimensions based on its contents. Errant (backpack) is comprised of panels that roll together, determining overall size and at the same time not being able to exceed maximum carry on dimensions. Cheval (handbag) follows the same principle, being able to roll excess bag material to adapt to the contents inside.

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