eqpd Expands Built-for-a-Purpose Fundraising Program with SheJumps Partnership
TWISP, Wa. (June 3, 2019) – SheJumps and eqpd (“equipped”), two entities that share a passion for environmental sustainability and the outdoors, have collaborated to create a limited-edition SheJumps LastBag, which is available with a donation of $100 or more to the organization during the month of June. SheJumps increases the participation of women and girls in outdoor activities to foster confidence, leadership, and connection to nature and community through free and low-cost outdoor education. The eqpd LastBag is a versatile, reliable, lifetime reusable bag built for the purpose of eliminating single-use bags and the environmental damage they create.
All eqpd products are made locally, start to finish, by a talented 8-person team in rural Twisp, WA, a creative arts and recreational community on the east side of the Cascade mountains. LastBags are built using the same materials found in whitewater rafts, parachutes and military backpacks and are guaranteed for life. The SheJumps LastBag is part of eqpd’s Built-for-a-Purpose fundraising program, where eqpd donates 100% of the retail profit from these custom bags to organizations that support the environment, education and the arts.
“We’re thrilled to expand our Built-for-a-Purpose fundraising program and partner with SheJumps to promote the participation of women and girls in the outdoors and environmental stewardship,” said Jonathan Baker, founder of eqpd. “With every SheJumps LastBag sold, we are supporting their mission while simultaneously taking single-use bags out of the waste stream and creating good habits.” SheJumps will use the funds raised from the collaboration to create more opportunities and educational programs for women and girls in the outdoors.
“The SheJumps team is excited to collaborate with eqpd on this project – it really is an ideal fit,” said Stephanie Bennet, Product Developer at SheJumps. “We believe in creating a culture that has a deep appreciation and connection to nature. We’ve recently implemented a long-term strategy to incorporate sustainability education and practices throughout our programs and business.”
About eqpd: eqpd designs and builds durable, practical, universal goods that respect and include all people and the environment. The brand is using its design and manufacturing ethos to help solve real world problems with products that embrace the purpose, simplicity and deliberate construction that industrial design was founded on. eqpd’s hero product, the LastBag, is a USA made, lifetime reusable bag built to eliminating single-use bags and become a new icon of environmental sustainability. Reduce, Reuse, Forever.
About SheJumps: SheJumps increases the participation of women and girls in outdoor activities to foster confidence, leadership, and connection to nature and community through free and low-cost outdoor education. We believe in increasing diversity in the outdoors and providing ALL women and girls with the spark that will lead to a lifetime of outdoor learning and empowerment. Learn more by visiting SheJumps.org and following us at @SheJumps.