My daughters made me do it…
Neither of them is named Olive—or Comet. Still, this endeavor has their names written all over it.
These whirling dynamos are huge fans of the outdoors, and their curiosity of the natural world is unending. They like to camp. They study the shape of leaves. They pick up bugs. And toads. And snakes—because they love, love, love animals of every kind. Love.
Children. They’ve taught me an awful lot.
My daughters have shown me what the world looks like from their unique perspectives, and proven that there are better ways to do some things. That’s especially true when you come to appreciate a child’s definition of “better”. It always involves maximizing good—it never means at the expense of something cherished.
“Maybe there are better ways to make things.” Maybe there are, indeed.
My own father used to say, in very general terms, that if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. Decades later, I think I understand.
We believe in “better”. Like 100%. Maybe more.
And so began a quest… to identify the things we simply couldn’t live without—and make them “better.”
We didn’t start this venture with insider connections or a stockpile of cash (although, we quickly learned that both of those things would have been quite helpful). All we had was a concept sparked by children—and a strong desire to see it through.
We may be starting small, but we’ve got some big ideas for the future of this venture.
Olive+Comet is a small, sustainability-focussed brand. Started by a dad.
There have been challenges, sure, but with the unwavering support of some very special people (and one low-key canine), we’re finding ways forward. In fact, we named our very first product after our dog, Sonoma, because it just seemed right. He’s a fantastic dog. It’s a fantastic product.
We believe in the collective power of people, and we’re committed to making things better in this world—instead of just making things.
We are Olive+Comet.
For people. For planet. Forever.
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