These are the explorers, entrepreneurs, scientists, designers and artists who are doing something in their space that hasn’t been done before. In short, the people featured here are our ultimate role models, and their stories serve to ignite us each day.
We caught up with Matthew Woolsey, avid explorer and Global President of 66 ̊North to talk about how the rugged beauty of Iceland inspires the brand's designs and the sense of freedom afforded by adventure.
In conversation with Nora Nilsson of Projektityyny, the Nordic brand behind the cushions and patchwork quilts we’re lusting after. The Finland-born founder talks country piles, pillow projects and wabi-sabi, and lets us in on her favourite places to eat and shop in Dorset.
Underwear, environmentalism and grande-dame hotels (with a punkish twist). Meet Christian Larson and Andreas Palm, founders of Swedish brand CDLP, who are on a mission to make men’s undergarments stylish and environmentally sustainable.
Fast fashion is so last season. As we embrace life in the slow lane, the textiles designer and Founder of Araminta Campbell talks to us about breathing life into traditional craftsmanship, the struggles of a small, sustainable fashion business and how Scotland is her source of inspiration.
In 2016 she swapped in the corporate boardroom for the creative atelier. The conventional office might be crumbling, but banker-turned-entrepreneur Joanna Dai is on a mission to empower working women through their wardrobes, one high-performance garment at a time.
Trading in a career in fast fashion to reconnect with her Navajo roots, Orenda Tribe founder Amy Leung set about designing sustainably made, upcycled vintage apparel. Now she’s on a mission to uplift and support the US’s indigenous communities.
Forging the new frontier of fine dining, Copenhagen’s two-Michelin-starred Alchemist fuses molecular gastronomy with theatre and politics. Chef and co-owner Rasmus Munk lets us in on his favourite restaurants in the Danish capital, fulfilling his childhood dream and an unfortunate culinary experiment with a cow’s udder.
The Co-founder and CEO of Porter & Sail, Caitlin Zaino von During is rewriting the rules of the travel industry. We chat about how to get under the skin of a destination, post-pandemic, eco-friendly adventures and her latest initiative, Hotel Credits.
An advocate for the social issues and artistic riches of Africa, Nigerian-born entrepreneur Ooooota Adepo is on a mission to reframe our global narrative around culture, travel and race.
Demi-fine jewellery designer Monica Vinader talks travel-inspired trinkets and everyday armour.
Oscar-winning film producer and director Joanna Natasegara on taking action and how travel informs her work.
A Complexion Company is an eco-luxe African wellness and clean-beauty brand for women of colour. We chat with founder Nomshado Baca about empowering Black women, driving change in the beauty industry and her secrets behind building an inclusive, sustainable business and becoming a successful entrepreneur.
Handbag brand Yuzefi has a cult following on Instagram. Now its founder and designer Naza Yousefi lets us in on how she keeps her creativity flowing and takes us to the London hotspots that she can’t help but devour.
A street-style star turned shoe designer, Ada Kokosar is the Creative Director and Founder of Midnight 00. She steps out with SUITCASE in her infamous PVC-tulle polka-dot shoes.