Impact Workout

Muscle & Fitness Magazine recently told us about “6 Ripped Vegans” we should follow. But it turns out that a good workout isn’t the only thing that’s tough. Finding high-performance workout basics that are sustainable, ethical and vegan can feel like a marathon of frustration (almost as frustrating as explaining that not only can you build muscle on a vegan diet, but athletic vegan men actually have higher levels of testosterone than meat-eaters). That’s why I’ve selected some of my favorite items that will make you feel as good about working out as you do after you’ve crushed it.

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Backpacks for Men

The backpack is not just for kids. It’s practical, comfortable, and frees up your hands to do other things like check emails, give high-fives, or run quickly to the subway while eating a bagel and drinking an iced coffee. Finding a backpack that is made fairly using sustainable and vegan materials is a challenge in an industry that worships animal skins and cheap labor, so that’s why I picked out my top 5 favorite backpacks that are made as handsomely as they look.

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Swim Again

Riz, United by Blue, Hippytree and Faherty Brand are making some killer swimwear for us. These are my favorites, and they’re all made from recycled materials.
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Click On These

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The Culinary Collective, New York

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I attended one of The Culinary Collective’s events in Brooklyn and was wowed by a fifteen course, gourmet feast prepared by the much-extoled Chefs Jay Astafa and Angela Lowe. The epic meals are hosted in a lavish Brooklyn brownstone and guests mingle, making new friends and watching in excitement as the food is prepped within eyesight by an impressive staff. The white asparagus panna cotta, mushroom tart, nettle gnudi and cheese plate were exquisite standouts. Astafa even performed his liquid-nitrogen caramel popcorn alchemy while guests gathered around him with oohs and ahs. Wine was poured, laughs were had, and overall these pop-up events are not something to miss. You can book your reservation here .

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