Our Full Circle InitiativesAs RAGGEDedge has grown, we have continued to think about how we can leverage it to help us create and nurture more good in the world. We bootstrapped this business from its infancy in 1997, which has given us the freedom and the time to shape our business model into something that makes sense to us. How we make our gear and how we do business is as important to us as what we make.
We've chosen to stay small and keep making our gear with our own hands.
- We've chosen to rely on the reputation of our gear and the good word of our customers, rather then advertising and games.
- We've chosen to solar power our workroom.
- We try very hard to purchase USA made goods as locally as possible on both a business and personal level. If we can't find it locally, we source within the US.
- We continue to make these choices, and others like them, as we are able to do so.
When you choose to make a purchase from us, you become a part of our circle of good. In turn, we choose to support other local, independent, and responsible businesses. It truly goes full circle.
All of that aside, it's not just about business around here. RAGGEDedge is an integral part of the Hawk-Mo Comet Project, which is our version of a community and an art project in one. It's a testing ground to explore what is possible. A sanctuary for humans, animals, and nature. It's a place, and the space, to try doing things differently, as we would if we were thinking of the 7th generation. If this sounds somewhat enigmatic, that's because it is. But at the same time, it makes more sense to us then most things.