Like all things awesome, RAGGEDedge started as an idea in the mind of a smart and motivated individual. That was 13 years ago, sometime in the middle of 1997. Originally, the idea was simply to make useful stuff out of the pile of old sails we seemed to be collecting. Over the years, our materials, designs, and aesthetics have evolved immensely. Eventually, we learned to work with new sailcloth laminates made from woven hi-tech fibers. Now we tend to focus even more specifically on Carbon Fiber and Kevlar, because we’ve come to realize the practical awesomeness of their well-known super powers. Through customer feedback and further understanding of our materials, as well as a keen lookout for new materials, our designs are constantly in a state of flux. At the core of our designs, you will find long-term functionality, flexibility across many applications, and ultimately, therefore, usefulness. Combine these aspects, with our desire to honor the sleek beauty of our raw materials in the aesthetics of our products, and you have the guts of how we got to where we are today and where we are going in the future.
Another key part of our puzzle is the pride we have in who we are, what we make, how we make it, and who we support with our business, both personally and professionally.
We are a small homegrown business located in an area with a vibrant community of local conscious people. We support our small local post office with all of our shipping and we have a local printer that does all of our packaging. When we can’t source within our own community, we expand our circle and search for other homegrown companies, like ours, with good values and excellent customer service, to do business with. Even our materials are sourced from companies that manufacture in the United States. When you choose to support us, you are choosing to help perpetuate this cycle, and you are acknowledging the power of small. And for that, you are awesome.
RAGGEDedge Gear has donated 3 School Folders and 1 Portfolio…
Who wouldn’t want to win those? Stay tuned…the giveaway starts August 22nd!!!