Iaasc Childs and a few friends picked a journey to live authentic by designing true-to-yourself accessories through American artisanship. Still trekking it, encouraging the individual to step outside and reach within to explore and to create.
‘I was on a travel journal kick in the spring of 1998. Buying six for a backpacking trip would have been overkill, so I bought five. My buddies and I spent most of our time crossing Eastern Europe, and I wrote like mad.
The after-college journey ended and we started another one that same year. Road Trip! MONTANA! The journal I’d used most in Europe found its way out of my rucksack. A page fell out. Poor quality messing with my treasured entries was not something I was cool with. That was it.
I needed a new journal, something maul proof that didn’t cramp my style. After a disappointing search, a book binding course, and a few Benjamins later, I hunched over a hide of top grain leather and a full ream of cotton rag paper, crafting it right.
That first journal turned heads. Before long, my best friends and I teamed up with two goals. One, to craft things right and from the good stuff. Two, to never let business get in the way of friendships or snowboarding!