Our Mission, and what we're doing about it.
What's with this sudden spurt of Kickstarter updating? Well, at a highest level you could say that we've spent the winter cleaning up shop, and we want to make sure everybody in this community is aware of the big new developments over here.
Many of you subscribe to our newsletter and are up to date on our recent company developments...if so, apologies for repeating ourselves. But with subject matter this near and dear to us, we'd rather err on the side of over-communication. But first, some things and stuffs:
CARRY AWARD NOMINATIONS HATH BEGUN
Carryology is a community and publication dedicated to exploring better ways for people to carry stuff. They've been awfully kind to us over the years, donning their highest accolades to the Everyday Messenger and Field Pouch, citing our new Everyday Bags as "Best In Show" at the 2016 Outdoor Retailer show, and featuring several of our bags at their concept store in Melbourne.
Now, they're doing an open call for nominations for their 2017 Carry Awards, and we'd like to kindly ask for your help. If you've got a sec, please head on over to this page and nominate your favorite Everyday Bags. We won't tell you what to say, but here's how we're placing our own votes:
- Best Active Backpack --> Everyday Backpack
- Best Specialist --> Everyday Sling or Everyday Tote
- Best Accessory --> Field Pouch
GIVE A SHOT IS BLOWIN' UP...THANK YOU!
Quick update: in less than a week we've connected over 120 photographers and filmmakers with environmental nonprofits in need of content. The response from you and the rest of the world has been incredible. If you haven't given 'er a look-see yet, we highly recommend seeing what all the hub-bub is about at GiveAShot.org.
Half of the folks reading this didn't know know who Peak Design was prior to this Kickstarter campaign. A smaller chunk of you have been following our company for a few years, or even since it's inception. No matter what your relationship with our company looks like, we strongly believe that you should know the values we care about and how we're acting on them.
A couple weeks ago we published our new Mission...it's the first time in our 6-year history that we've been able to fully articulate what the heck we're actually doing with this little company of ours. For the full scoop we recommend scrolling through our beautiful Mission page on our website. In any case, here's the quick version of what Peak Design is here to do:
You can click each of those to learn more about what we actually doing to stay true to our words. You can also take a look at our new Taking Action page, where we go into further detail on what we're doing to make Peak Design a sustainable, responsible company that has a positive impact on the world around it.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
You—our Kickstarter backers—know us best. This community continues to be the primary place we go to seek feedback, vet ideas, and make sure we're on the right track. Our Mission represents the very core of our being, and so we would love to know how it resonates with you, and what you'd like to see and hear from us moving forward.
As always, thank you for your incredible support.
The PD Team