With the following values, we’d be surprised if you don’t (or haven’t already) jump(ed) on the Flowfold bandwagon: 1) Celebrate everyday adventures; 2) Support our community; 3) Promote environmental responsibility; and 4) Build a sustainable business. BOOM! The Portland/Peaks Island, Maine based company, Flowfold, has been creating minimalist gear for everyday adventures since it’s founding in 2011, and they’re getting better every day. For Flowfold, less is more, and designing really, really well made products with the some of the strongest and lightest fabrics in the world, makes for a massive win-win situation. Flowfold’s objective is to create durable products you won’t have to replace, sans the bells and whistles, that won’t only be the perfect gear for those once-in-a-lifetime experiences, but more so for the everyday adventure.
Founder Charley Friedman developed Flowfold’s first product while he was working a summer job at a sail loft in Yarmouth, Maine. At the time, his grandfather’s beloved leather wallet fell apart, and Charley quickly whipped up a new one using scraps of sailcloth from the factory trash. Incredibly lightweight and durable, the first wallet (Flowfold product) was born just like that. And they haven’t looked back. Their impact on the environment is always on their mind, and in 2016 alone, 40% of the material used to make they goods was reclaimed. Acting as a resourceful and responsible business, Flowfold also manufactures all of their gear in the good ol' US of A, with a lifetime warranty for every item! We’ve been rocking their wallets for years (which are still going strong), and recently tested some of their totes and shirts; A++ all around!
The Zip Porter – 16L Zipper Tote Bag is the perfect bag for any adventure. Whether that’s getting everything you need in one place for a long day at the beach, commuting to work, or just a day on the city streets OR trails this tote has proved to be very-very clutch. A huge indicator of that… the zipper! With a flat bottom to the bag, they’ve already designed a great foundation to stuff this sucker with more than you’d expect. Plus, as you’re on the go, it’s great to have the zippered top to keep your goods in your safe place. And outside pocket is awesome to throw your phone, or keys in!
The Minimalist Wallet is the thinnest wallet we’ve used by far, and it’s sleekness simply puts all competitors to rest. The Minimalist Wallet (just as described), is so narrow, but still can pack a punch for stacking cards and cash in the the small space. Plus, they come in tons of awesome colors! So either scoop the more subdued navy, OR grab an ultraviolet one to impress that first date! For someone on the go, that’s looking to just have the least cluttered keys, phone, wallet game, this the the guy for you.
And what would a quality adventure gear company be without one of the softest shirts ever made! The organic cotton and natural fibers blend, makes for a super comfortable wear. This shirt highlights an Island Icon in the center, and is perfectly accompanied by a familiar road race, or your new summer read.
Flowfold is creating some really sick stuff! We love them dearly, and hope you do too. Check out their website, and grab some new gear to continue your summer adventures and beyond!