Founded by adventure these pieces have a story to tell.

West Des Moines, Iowa | 428 Sales


Founded by adventure these pieces have a story to tell.

West Des Moines, Iowa 428 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Made out of Adventure

We love to tinker with new ideas and materials. We started out just making fun little things for our own home and my heart for climbing made me want to try some stuff with old climbing rope. Lots of tinkering later, we decided to make a business out of it. Really what sparked that idea was our local climbing gym hosting a "Member Market", where members of the gym who make things can come and sell them at the gym. So I went to work making a bunch of climbing rope bracelets. They were a hit at the climbing gym and I guess everything kind of snowballed after that.

The climbing bracelets are really cool because they all have history to them. When you wear our bracelets you can take pleasure in knowing that that rope was used to climb in some pretty magnificent places, conquer some great fears, and even accomplish some amazing feats!

I really like working with wood because I am such a tree hugger. I enjoy the look of trees to begin with, so working with material from them is just kind of a fun way to stay connected to nature. Not only that, but we have to go out and find downed trees to use, so there's also a sense of adventure that comes with finding just the right pieces.

Currently we're just a small Iowa business operating out of my apartment. And every piece we make is made with our own hands. There's something pretty neat about knowing that the product you are buying was made with adventure, creativity, and excitement.

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  • Jocelyn

    Owner, Maker

    I grew up working in my grandfathers shop. He taught me a lot of skills that help me with my work today. I've always been the creative type and outdoorsy. What's better than combining two of your favorite hobbies into a side business?

  • Grant

    Owner, Maker

    Along with being Jocelyn's fiance, Grant works as the builder of all things. He loves to make things with his hands when he's not working at the fire station. He also enjoys tagging along on all of Jocelyn's crazy adventures.

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  • Urban Forestry Initiative

    Des Moines, IA

    UFI's mission is to revision the image of “tree care”. They are tired of seeing good trees go to waste! Your tree is important, and deserves a better destination than the landfill … don’t you think?

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