BE Outfitter just released the The Tahquitz Pack, named after the birthplace of present day climbing, is built for those who aim to explore. The pack is highly functional and modern in design, versatile, and conforms to your lifestyle. The bag was born by the desire to get outdoors. Built with the highest quality materials and tested in the roughest conditions. BE Outfitter also donates 10% of each sale to childhood education, so that everyone can explore the world with the same sense of wonder.Support the creation of this bag and social enterprise on Kickstarter.
Below is a Q&A with the Co-founder of BE Outfitter, Rory Rogan
How did traveling inspire you to start BE Outfitter?After graduating college my family gave me a round-trip ticket to wherever I wanted to go. I chose Africa. I ended up going to Zambia and spending the majority of the trip with a Non Profit that helps to fund education for children. This is where the idea of BE as a company really took place. Africa and it’s people, the culture, and the history invoke this intangible feeling when you step foot there. Its extraordinary and beautiful.
How long did it take you and your brother to go from idea, to product manufacturing, to now launching the brand?
Why did you choose education as the giving back sector for BE Outfitters? How much thought went into choosing education as the cause you wanted to support?BE was formed with two ideas in mind: First, we embrace spontaneity and we need versatile gear that welcomes the unpredictable.
What places in the world would you advise others travel to get inspired?
What tips would you give an inspiring social entrepreneur who wants to start a social impact apparel company?Building a dream will test the timbers of your being. It will break you down. But, if you are truly passionate about something and if you fully believe in the reason you are doing it…in the “why”. You can make or do anything. You just have to trust your heart.
What will BE Outfitter use the Kickstarter funds for? What are the BE Outfitter plans for 2017?
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