OUR MISSION AND VALUES
Experiences lit the match.
Our mission drives us forward.
Values keep us on track.
We share the transformative experience of travel, whether it's an open mind, an open heart, or a taste for adventure. And we believe that a great spirit of adventure needs four things to survive: trust, honesty, hard work, and passion. That's why we test our products. It's why we make information about them clear and accessible to you. It's why we share as much as we can about who we are, what we do, and why we do it. It's why we're committed to making good ideas even better. It's why we will never get tired of hearing your ideas and suggestions.
Last but not least, it's why we get up in the morning—busy planning the next adventure, and the next, and the next. We thrive on adventure. We'll stop when our knees give way. And it gives us such pleasure knowing our snapshots of the world could find a place in yours.
We aim to provide the best quality products at reasonable prices with competitive production speeds. But we think those considerations must include key questions about sustainability and fairness. That's why we favour sustainable production methods, liveable wages, and eco-conscious materials wherever possible.
Sounds like basic common sense, doesn't it? But there are plenty of online retailers that don't. We learned that the hard way. That's why we make sure we can deliver our products with confidence—knowing all their strengths, all their constraints, and being sure the colours you see on our website's product images are as close as possible to what you get in the mail.
This is true on so many levels that we almost don't know where to start. But one thing we're certain of is this: it makes sense to share as much as we can about who we are, what we do, our products, systems, and processes. Sharing helps you make informed decisions. It helps you understand us better. And it saves time thinking about what, when, why, or where, so you can spend more time getting wanderlost!
There's nothing we hate more than watching an inquiring mind get shut down, because we all see the world slightly differently, and we all learn in particular ways. If you ask us, there's no such thing as a stupid question. In fact, we spend our days (and nights) asking questions of just about everything. Yes, everything—no question's too big or small, too broad or too tall. We're completely addicted, and we're always (yes, always) happy to answer yours.
It can be as simple as asking a question, applying for your dream job, or taking a trip somewhere you've never been before... by yourself. Some of the most adventurous souls were struck by fear on the road to greatness. We still get scared, too. All the time. But one day (many moons ago) we switched from being paralysed by fear to being afraid and doing it anyway. We never looked back...
We're proud to donate a portion of our net profits to Global Greengrants Fund. They 'catalyse grassroots-level solutions by putting resources directly in the hands of the best stewards of our environment—local people'. And that's just one of the reasons why Global Greengrants has received 7 consecutive 4 out of 4 star ratings from Charity Navigator.
Giving back to Global Greengrants inspires us beyond measure—helping their global network of activists take on the most pressing environmental and social justice challenges at a local level, where real and immediate differences can be made to the lives of the world's most vulnerable. It's vital, compassionate work and we're proud to help them thrive.
Learn more about why we support the GGF here.