Ramblers Way was born in 2009 when sustainability pioneer and founder of Tom's of Maine, Tom Chappell, returned from a hiking trip across Wales. Inspired to create a next-to-skin shirt that would keep him warm, soak up sweat, and didn't rub uncomfortably against the skin, Tom built Ramblers Way with a commitment to protecting the planet and supporting local economies.
Integrating lifelong values of doing good while doing business, Ramblers Way identified Rambouillet Merino wool, which has a superfine diameter and long staple, as its primary fiber. Using a superior spinning process called "worsted" in which the fibers are spun in parallel, Ramblers Way clothing eliminates the traditional itch of wool.
Today, Ramblers Way produces high-quality clothing, sourced from the finest wool fibers. Each garment uses a soft and lightweight fabric made especially for unnoticeable protection and next-to-skin comfort. Ramblers Way offers a variety of all-season essentials for men and women at four retail locations across New England as well as online.
"At Ramblers Way, we're driven by the passion to create quality, sustainable apparel that takes you from office to outdoors. We've worked tirelessly to ensure our commitment to environmental sustainability was at the core of our business, from the farms we work with, to the packaging and printing we use," said Tom Chappell, CEO of Ramblers Way. "With our first crowdfunding campaign, we're creating 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 organic wool clothing certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). The GOTS certified 100% organic clothing includes an Organic Wool Camisole and Organic Wool Sleeveless Swing Dress, among other items. Ramblers Way depends on GOTS to ensure it's acquiring certified organic wool. GOTS is 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 U.S.
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% 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.
About Ramblers Way:
Born of innovators and artists, Ramblers Way's mission is to create responsibly sourced, skillfully crafted, American-made sustainable clothing for men and women. Headquartered in Kennebunk, Maine, all Ramblers Way garments are made from premium, natural fabrics designed to go from office to outdoors. Ramblers Way was founded by sustainability pioneer and former owner of Tom's of Maine, Tom Chappell, and is committed to protecting the planet, supporting local economies and building a business based on lifelong values. For more information about the stores, and to learn more about Ramblers Way's journey and commitment to sustainability, visit http://www.ramblersway.com and follow the company on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook
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