About our Founders
Hippies Company was founded in 2010 by two best friends, Cade and Chase. Their dream was to produce a high-quality product that anyone can enjoy, while protecting the environment as well as supporting local communities in Mexico. This goal was inspired by their trip to Mexico from 2007-2009.
During this time, they spent two years exploring Mexico and many of the smaller communities within. As they explored, they became particularly fond of a weaving community outside of the heart of Mexico, Jaliso. After spending some time with them, Chase and Cade grew fond of their culture and wanted to figure out a way that they could give back to their economy. They gained an understanding of jerga, the main type of cordage that is used to weave certain textiles. To conserve resources, the weavers broke down old T-shirts and other clothing to create jerga. As they learned to weave, they realized that they'd seen products like this before; these were they same hoodies and blankets that surfers used. They figured if surfers in Mexico wore these hoodies, surfers in the US probably would too. And why stop there? Baja products would be great for camping, hiking, cuddling up in winter and much more! What a perfect way to give back to weaving communities, while still maintaining their dedication to protecting the environment.
When they headed home, they pitched their idea of making a company that would sell baja products in the US, but source them from authentic weavers in Mexico. They loved the idea of not only helping out Mexican communities, but also protecting the environment by using recycled materials to create their products. Not long after, Hippies Company was born.
Now, 10 years later, Hippies Company offers over 35 styles of hoodies and over 20 styles of blankets, all based off of our original ideas of spinning old t-shirts into new eco-friendly products. We are always looking for new ideas to add to our line, and just recently launched our newest product line, Mexican Minky Blankets. Although we now source from multiple communities, we still maintain our dream to provide high-quality hoodies and blankets while protecting the land we love so much.