The cover of the latest issue of Antler magazine has the expected lovely lady in a hat and fringe halter with the word "pioneer" in the bottom corner. I get excited when I hear (or see) that word: pioneer. My brain goes into overdrive with images of large-brimmed hats, lace up boots and floral-print maxi dresses. Luckily as I flicked through the pages I was only more inspired. And I added horses to my imaginary prairie scene. You'll see why.
And while I was flipping through some past issues of the digital magazine I happened across this Brooklyn-based business that not only makes really lovely things but fits perfectly with my imagined "pioneer". Manimal offers moccasins and other leather goods (they even have a couple of vegan options).