When we first started dating in 2014, most of our conversations revolved around business ideas. We would spend hours talking about how we both wanted to build a brand that people could relate to and a movement they felt proud to be a part of. While dating, Colby was enrolled at Brigham Young University where he was taking a course on crowdfunding. While researching a project, he began to notice a huge lack of “cool” wallets on the market. There didn't seem to be many that were fun or unique. We found our niche and we set out on a mission to bring life to an industry saturated with boring and bulky wallets.
We were married in August 2014 and as if that adventure weren't enough, we moved to Hawaii. Starting a marriage was really scary at moments because there were so many unknowns. How would we provide for ourselves? We could either pursue this wallet idea, have Colby pursue playing professional soccer or get jobs in the corporate world. Although there were so many questions and fears, we knew that we would regret not taking the chance to start a business at such a young age. So, we went for it. We worked our butts off and in within six months, we raised around $35K on Kickstarter, launched our website and focused on growing our social media. Starting a business together has been one of the hardest yet most rewarding things we have ever done. Business is our creative outlet and we find a lot of fulfillment from working together. Since we met, we’ve spent and will continue to spend everyday building upon the idea we had in 2014.
Through our products, we hope that people can simplify their lives and express their style. And through our story, we hope to inspire others to do what they are passionate about, no matter how hard it may seem and no matter how many people may tell them it won't work.
We’re stoked on the response we have seen and are happy that you've joined us on this rad adventure! We know we couldn’t be where we are today without all the support we’ve received from friends, family, complete strangers and our awesome team.
-Mckenzie and Colby Bauer