Happy Holidays Backers!
As 2012 is coming to a close and the Holidays are in full swing we would like to wish you all a wonderful Holiday season with your friends, families, and loved ones this year.
By now, we hope most of you have received your Born To Backpack tee's! If you haven't, please send Alex (email@example.com) a message ASAP. We truly hope you LOVE THEM and would love your FEEDBACK on our first line of t-shirts. This is an optional survey with only 3 quick questions and will greatly help us improve our future products. You can take the survey here!
As promised, there will be an OFFICIAL Born To Backpack launch party in Los Angeles, so please make sure to Save the Date (see the image below). We have partnered with Hosteling International to host this event at their beautiful Santa Monica location. The entire evening will be a blast! We will have a photo-booth, t-shirt giveaway contests, beverages, hostel tours, a dj (if he makes his 20 hour flight from australia - yes we are flying him out JUST for this event ), and a special presentation from the BTB Team on Realizing your "Travel" Dreams. There will also be an after party at a nearby bar for those of you stuck in traffic that can't make it in time! The event will take place at 6pm on Friday, January 11th, 2013 at 1436 2nd St., Santa Monica, California 90401. Please join the Facebook Group to be updated on event info and details!
Now here is for some insider information on what the BTB has been up too. Recently, Alex and Crystal took a visit to Patagonia HQ where they met with the entire team, founder and CEO. Why? Well, we see Patagonia as the most Socially Responsible company that hands down makes the best quality products that last, so we wanted to go meet and learn from the best. Their openness and commitment to what they do and the environment has inspired us in so many ways. Since then, Alex and Crystal sold most of their possessions, moved out of their apartment in Los Angeles, moved up to San Francisco to set up Born To Backpack HQ in Darren's garage (pics to be coming on the blog soon) and plan to do some traveling. This isn't the stone age anymore and thanks to technology 90% of what needs to be done can all be done remotely through Wi-fi connections around the world. We will be testing new sustainable materials/products, talking to backpackers and travelers along the way, developing new idea's, searching for ways to get involved and give back, and much much more! So if you'd like to follow this adventure and stay up to date with our progress make sure to connect with us through facebook, twitter, or our email newsletter.
Since this is our FINAL update, we want to say THANK YOU one last time from the bottom of our hearts for helping bring Born To Backpack to life. If you haven't seen it yet, please take a chance to visit Our Backers page which is dedicated to YOU! We really love hearing from each of you and would love to keep in touch, so don't be shy and say "HI" whenever you like!
Happy Holidays and Much Love,
The Born To Backpack Team
Alex, Crystal, and Darren