Ramblers Way was born in 2009 after sustainability pioneer and founder of Tom’s of Maine, Tom Chappell, returned from a hiking trip across Wales, where he was inspired to create a next-to-skin shirt that would keep him warm and soak up sweat, and that didn’t rub uncomfortably against the skin. That was the start of Ramblers Way, which was also founded on principles of protecting the planet and supporting local economies.
Ramblers Way uses Rambouillet Merino wool, which has a superfine diameter and long staple, as its primary fiber, and uses a "worsted" spinning process whereby fibers are spun in parallel, eliminating the traditional itch of wool. Ramblers Way offers a variety of all-season essentials for men and women, designed to move easily from office to outdoors, at four retail locations across New England as well as online.
Chappell says its first crowdfunding campaign is an opportunity for "people who are passionate about skillfully crafted clothing to invest with us in a sustainable future.”
Ramblers Way is the first American company to offer clothing certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), a rigorous certification that uses independent bodies to verify compliance at each step of the supply chain, from the moment wool is purchased to when it becomes a garment at one of the company’s factories in the United States.
Ramblers Way is also Cradle to Cradle Certified™, a certification that ensures the guidance of a continual improvement in the process as it relates to material, health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness.
Funding from the SeedInvest campaign will be used to help Ramblers Way continue to expand both its online and retail presence across the country. It has two new locations planned for 2018 in Greenwich, Connecticut and Boston, Massachusetts. Furthermore, funds raised will ensure that the Ramblers Way supply chain remains responsibly driven and sourced.
Since its founding in 2012, SeedInvest has helped fund over 160 companies across a range of verticals and stages. In addition, SeedInvest boasts a rapidly growing network of over 200,000 investors and has only accepted ~1 percent of companies that apply to be featured on its platform. Ramblers Way is offering its securities under Rule 506(c) of Regulation D from accredited investors only. Live investments are being accepted via https://www.seedinvest.com/ramblers.way.farm/seed.