November 12, 2015

Passports with Purpose & Worldreader Donation

Passports with Purpose Clothing Arts is proud to be part of the Passports with Purpose drive to help Worldreader bring 50 e-readers to children in western Kenya.

We will be joining forces with Tim Leffel's Cheapest Destinations Blog to give one lucky person the chance to win a $500 Clothing Arts Pick-Pocket Proof Wardrobe. What will it take to win? Simply click here and donate $10 to Worldreaders' cause and you will be automatically entered for your chance to win $500 worth of Clothing Arts apparel!

Donation period is through November 18th 2015, so be sure to donate by then.

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July 10, 2015

The One Way Ticket Show Interview with our Owner/Designer Adam Rapp

one way ticket interview 93 Past guests include:
Mo Rocca - Comedian / TV Host
Seth Kugel - NY Times Frugal Traveler
Richard Quest - CNN Anchor

Host Steven Shalowitz offers his guests a one way ticket to the destination and time of their choice.

Adam is honored to be the latest guest issued a one way ticket! He and Steven talk about how Clothing Arts was founded. Where he gets the ideas behind the innovative pocket designs and how travel plays a role in creating new products.

Adam's one way ticket is a turn back the clock to the days when Clothing Arts was just an idea. To 2007 & the roof top of a hostel overlooking the blue mosque in Istanbul, where he could have chosen to join a traveler on the overland route from Turkey to Egypt or begin his search for a factory to produce the first Clothing Arts designs.

He had a great time on the show and we'd love you to take a few minutes and hear Adam's passion for travel and creating some of the world finest travel gear!

Listen to the interview on

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July 05, 2015

Washington Post Travel Covers our Pick-Pocket Proof Pants™

Print ›   Product Pick ›   Travel Section ›   Washington Post ›  

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Noted Washington Post columnist Christopher Elliot included our Pick-Pocket Proof Pants™ in his weekend travel section column today! We use the most functional zippers in any casual wear garment and the story highlights the use of zippers for travel security.

Titled: There’s safety in zippers: My top picks for foiling pickpockets

"Little things sometimes make a big difference when it comes to travel safety. Like a strategically placed zipper."

"I’ll be the first to admit it: Zippers don’t make for exciting reading. But isn’t that the point? From inconspicuous pants to ties that make your checked bag harder to break into, the gadgets that can keep you safer on the road are completely unremarkable — until you need them. If you’re traveling somewhere for adventure this summer, you’ll want to pack these accessories."

"Adam Rapp, who owns a boutique travel apparel company called Clothing Arts , agrees that small features can spell the difference between being a lucky tourist and a hapless victim. In 2006, on a trip to Xian, China, he was targeted by a team of pickpockets, who took him for an easy mark.

'Luckily, we noticed something was happening just in time to watch them disappear into the crowded mass of people behind of us,' he says. “That was when I looked down at the wide-open pockets on my chinos and thought, ‘Why not combine the security of money-belts and a great pair of travel pants?’ ”

The result is Clothing Arts’ pickpocket-proof travel pants ($99-$109), which have a hidden passport and money pocket that gives you the option of layering two and even three levels of security between your wallet and the world.

Bob Nielsen, a college professor from West Lafayette, Ind., says the pants were worth the purchase price. On a recent trip to France, he had tucked his wallet and passport into the left cargo pocket of his Clothing Arts pants, sealing it with the snap and buttons.

'As we were boarding a train at a small station one stop beyond the main station at Nice, I felt a small tug at the left pocket,' Nielsen remembers. 'I instinctively slapped at the hand as I turned around to see a young woman and her male companion looking at me as if to say, ‘How dare you foil our attempt to pick your pocket!’ ”

Read Bob's full testimonial: 17th Stopped Pick-Pocket: French Train Station Stop


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June 01, 2015

Smarter Travel: How to Travel Without a Bag

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The editors over at Smarter Travel selected apparel, gear and gadgets that allow you to see the world without the need for luggage. We're honored to have made the list at #3.

"One downside of traveling with a backpack or purse is it makes you more vulnerable to pickpockets. Instead, rock the Pick-Pocket Proof Pants from Clothing Arts, which have double-secured pockets with a zipper and button flap for extra protection."

Click on the image below and check out the other great products that also made the list.


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The story was also picked up by The Huffington Post, and




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