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THE JOURNEY If yo u a re re a di n g t h i s yo u h ave st u m bled acros s th e begi nn i n g s o f a c r a f t sm ans’ v i si on of c re ati ng tr u ly u n i q u e g ea r f or ever yd ay tr ave l th at a re su st ai n able. It all s tar ted i n a sm a ll wor k sh op i n E n g lan d in 2 0 1 6, wh ere we beg an desi g n i n g a n d pro to typi ng th e ge a r we wa nt ed t o be u si n g f or travel; fro m e c o -b am b o o b i kes, t o u ni q u e c ap d e s i gns, la p top c a ses a nd b ac k pac k s. Our vi s i on i s to take m at er i als, p ro c esses an d b uild q u a li ty a s s o c i at ed wi t h i n div i u d al c r a fted i te ms a nd make t h em ac c essi ble t o m ore people. Ever y th i ng we b u i ld i s desi g n ed , t est ed, sourc ed and engi n eered by u s, t h eref ore we know ever y s tep o f o u r pro d u c t d evelopm ent. This i s c r u c u a l to c reat e t h e best su st ai nable gear, a lway s th i nki n g ab o u t o u r en iv i ron m ent and c ons i d er i ng best c o m p ro m i se o f d esi g n, per for m a nc e a nd su st ai n ab i li t y.


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E N VI RON M E N T S conscious of our environmental impact, making things last longer and one day fulfilling full cradle-to-grave product design.

EXTRAORDINARY everything we do has our signature style & we push to develop something unique and a lot of the time world firsts.

EXISTENCE make products that deserve to exist and stand test of time


WHERE THE JOURNEY STARTED A SMA LL WO RK S H O P I N W I LTSHIRE, E NGL AND. Th e ďŹ r s t p r oj ect of Gu ap a p eak s w a s c r e a t i n g a p ioneer ing eco f ri en d l y b i c ycle th a t w a s ca p a ble o f b e i n g ma ss p r od u ced . A f t er m a n y month s of p r o tot y p i n g , d es i gn a nd d evelop m en t w e c r eated 3 ver sions w i t h t h e t h i r d ver sio n sh ow n be l ow . E n g i n eer i ng th e too li ng, m a n u f a c tu r i ng p r ocesses a n d a l s o d e s ign of th e b i k e all i n- h ou s e .

The proje c t re s ult e d in on e of t he mos t be aut iful, s us t ain able an d pe rforman c e drive n bic yc le s e ve r made , a t ruly Brit ish fe at of e n gin e e rin g wit h jus t a vis ion and a goal in min d. The ae s t he t ic s an d pas s i on of t his proje c t are e mbe dde d in t he de s i g n an d s oul of our ot he r produc t s . This is t he c raft s man s hip t hat drive s our bran ds pat h an d c on n e c t s us bac k t o t he c ore of produc t de s ign , han ds on de ve l opme n t an d c on s c ious n e s s of s us t ain able prac t is e s bot h in mat e rial an d man ufact ure .


ORIGINAL CUSTOMISABLE CAP


WOOD VISORS

We in ve n t e d t he wood vis or c ap aft e r playi ng a roun d wit h t he ide a in our works hop an d b u i l di ng the fi rs t s ample t he re . We on ly us e F SC Ce r ti fi e d wood an d opt t o us e more bamboo t han an y oth e r woods in ge n e ral. The y are s upe r s t ron g, light we ight , be aut ifully fin is he d wit h in div i du a l las e r e t c he d logo de t ails . Sin c e laun c h we have c ollaborat e d wit h F ini ste r r e , b e e n approac h for c ollabs for t he NBA t op 5 0 a nd sold t o t hous an ds of c us t ome rs worlwide .


SURF VISORS

Our bran d has grown out of a love for t rav e l a nd life s t yle s port s . The re is n o be t t e r way t o c onn e c t wit h your pas s ion in your e ve ryday li f e t han be in g re min de d by t he produc t s your us in g. We wan t e d t o re min d our c us t ome rs of t he i r l a st e pic day out s urfin g, t rave llin g, hikin g... u si ng a un ique mat e rial foun d in s urfboards we dev e l ope d a ran ge of s urf vis ors . Again c omple t e l y n e w, fre s h an d ae s t he t ic ally s t un n in g. Tan gibly an d vis ually brin gin g pe ople bac k to t he ir pas s ion s .

REMOVABLE VISOR SYSTEM M a ki ng ou r c a p s w ith d i ff er ent ma ter ial vis ors w a s the fi r s t s t ep . W e th en i nnova ted furt he r an d m a d e a l l ou r cap visor s i nter ch a nge able . Th i s w a s a b i g s t ep in ca p d esi gn and me an t n ow th e d e s i gn was lef t u p th e cu stome r, fin ally the y c a n d e c i d e t h e colo u r and style the y pre fe r. Al l o ur f a b r i c v i s or s a r e now “flip -ab le ”me an in g the y c a n b e r o t a t e d 180 d egr ees, givin g t he cu st o mer t w o s t y le op ti ons w i th one c ap.

STEP 1:

STEP 2:

STEP 3:

Remove velcro of visor from crown.

Flip visor & reverse velcro tab.

Re-attach visor on crown starting from the center.

STYLE 1

STYLE 2


TRAVEL BAGS


CARRYING ON INTO LUGGAGE D E SI G N E D I N EN GL A N D. P ROV E N IN JAPAN. TE STE D WORL DWIDE I t w a s a n atu r a l p r ogr essi on i nt o de ve lopin g bags an d ac c e s s orie s an d rea l l y w h er e w e w a nted to m ak e a stat e me n t pus hin g all our un ique s t yle in t o p i ec es p eo p le car r y ever yd ay. I n 2019 we la u nch ed ou r ďŹ r st ran ge of bags in Japan , whe re t he y have b e e n s ol d t h r ou gh ou t th e cou ntr y i n t op de part me n t s s t ore s in Tokyo an d ot h e r c i t i e s a c r oss th e cou ntr y. Jap a n has be e n an e xc e lle n t provin g groun d for ou r g e a r , p r e miu m i s th e only ga me in t own alon gs ide de s ign an d fun c t ion a l i ty. 2020 w i l l see th e la u nch of ou r ran ge of bags , bumbags an d ac c e s s orie s m a de en t i r e l y of r ecycled nylons a nd polye s t e rs . We have de c ide d t o re duc e t h e c om p l e x i t y of th e p ack s, r emo ve un - n e c e s s ary fabric s an d ke e p t hin gs s impl e t o m a k e ou r ba gs even mo r e sus t ain able . It is t he be gin n in g of our grou nd u p , c r a d l e -to-gr a ve a p p r o ach of produc t de s ign . A t t he e n d of t he produ c ts l i f e c y c l e having si mp liďŹ ed ma t e rial mixe s make our it e ms e as ie r t o re c yc l e or u s e a g a in. O u r r a n ge of b a gs a r e over w h e lmin gly un is e x, makin g gre at mid- volume d a i l y p a c ks and slings f or sh or t we e ke n d t rips an d daily c ommut e s . W e h a v e u sed ou r engi neer i ng foun dat ion s t o de ve lop on e of t he highe s t q u a l i t y , most f u nctiona l a nd ae s t he t ic ally be aut iful we lde d bac kpac ks an d b u m b a gs . W o r k i ng d ir ectly i n t he fac t ory, we de s ign e ve ry de t ail, build m oc k u p af ter m ock u p , test we ld s t re n gt h an d t oolin g. It is our un de rs ta ndi n g a n d c omm i tm ent to bei ng pre s e n t in all as pe c t s of our bag de ve lopme nt t h a t w e h o p e sh ines th r ou gh .


FO U N D ER / C R A F TS MA N /DE SIGNE R TO M WI L L I AM S


I set out to create no-boundaries in what we design and make, my goal is to make people pause and question what is infront of them, make them question and have that feeling you get when you see something for the ďŹ rst time. I strive to make products others do not, creating something extraordinary and bring art and beauty into people’s everyday lives.


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