the SMARTER AND TRENDIER HYBRID BACKPACK
THE STORY OF
COMPASSN builds a better world by building better backpacks, by combining style, function, and quality to provide a lasting and multi-functional, utility vessel for everyday use, and through ethically sourcing materials.
The backpack and purse market can be incredibly sexist: the dichotomy is is often such that a customer is faced with a choice between a highly fashionable yet impractical purse or a bulky and unsightly backpack that doesn't have enough accomodations like practical compartments.
As a female college student, I saw the gap in the backpack market, as many backpacks have yet to adapt to the technological and functional needs. Furthermore, I wanted an option that allowed me to express my creativity and identity, while solving the greater fabric of gender inequality.
Why We Started >
ETHICALLY SOURCE MATERIALS TO GIVE FAIR WAGES IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES WHERE GENDER INEQUALITY IS MOST PREVALENT.
BUILD BEAUTIFUL BACKPACKS THAT ARE BOTH HIGH QUALITY AND FUNCTIONAL TO STOP MARKET SEGMENTATION AND EVOLVE THE OUTDATED BACKPACK INDUSTRY.
SELL BACKPACKS AT A COMPETITIVE BUT AFFORDABLE PRICE THAT ALLOWS THE VERSATILITY OF STYLE AND FUNCTIONALITY TO FIT THE LANDSCAPE OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL WORK.
DONATE 10% OF ALL PROCEEDS BACK TO PROGRAMS THAT AIM TO EDUCATE AND FURTHER THE STEM EDUCATION OF WOMEN IN PARTICULARLY DISADVANTAGED AREAS.
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