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Brand Spotlight: Stone + Cloth

We recently caught up with our friend Matthew Clough, founder of one of our favorite brands Stone + Cloth. Our team uses their super awesome, LA-made bags on our travels and to and from our office every day. Check out this amazing brand that is giving education to thousands of children!
What was the inspiration behind Stone + Cloth?
stone + cloth was inspired by a trip I took to Africa to climb Kilimanjaro. During that journey I learned the porter who was helping me on his journey didn't earn enough to put a child through school. Arriving home, I designed a backpack to help provide scholarships for students in need. stone + cloth believes a quality education is paramount for creating a brighter future. Their vision is to grow up to be brand that advocates and invests in education on a global scale. Join the movement by purchasing a mountain-inspired backpack or bag great for casual urban outings, camping, or travel. Learn more at or follow @stoneandcloth

What's your favorite product from your brand?
This time of year, the bag everyone is talking about is The Lucas. The design was taken from the backpack we all used for school. It's a great item for the back-to-school season.

What is currently on your playlist?
Paul Simon. Lots and lots of Paul Simon.
Anything else you want us to share?
"We will never have a perfect world, but it's not romantic or naive to work toward a better one." - Steven Pinker

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