We have been around since 1994, we started by doing design for t-shirts, sweatshirts & hoodies then moved onto jeans and other items but paying bills and getting older got in the way and things have been on hold recently. You can see a lot of our old designs and ideas on our Pinterest page. But we would like to have a new look and direction for the brand.
We are aiming to build a following and email list via our social media and blog. TwoAnd8 has established Facebook and Instagram pages already. The blog is the next step, we aim to brand TwoAnd8 with a new logo and project this onto all social media outlets to unite all aspects of the brand.
We will be looking to produce a backpacks and other bags. We want the brand to have an outdoor feel to it but not forgetting its roots of BMX bikes, cycling and being a London, UK brand. Although we will be a cycling brand we don’t want to be stuck in the genre as the bags will be useful for all outdoor pursuits – hiking, running, snowboarding etc.
Twoand8 is finding a new spot, the next adventure, an empty road, friends, family, camp fires, oceans, mountains, forests, rivers, cities, two wheels powered transport, creativity, passion and most of all smiling!
Tread lightly / Live simply. Moving is living / live free.
We aim to produce well made, quality and durable yet simple back packs with a UK style that can be enjoyed by like-minded adventurers. We want people to buy better quality items so they buy less, cherish and keep it and hopefully it will last a long time and not be a throw away product. Our bags will be made from recycled and eco-friendly fabrics where possible.
Mission Workshop - https://missionworkshop.com/
Millican - http://www.homeofmillican.com/
Trakke - http://trakke.co.uk/
Mack Workshop - https://www.mackworkshop.com/
Black Ember - https://blackember.com/
What do we do that our competitors don’t?
We will be thinking of the environment at every step of manufacturing and distribution, with regards to the distances the parts for the bags come from to how to bags are shipped to customers. Our bags will be made from recycled and eco-friendly fabric where possible.
What do our competitors offer but we don’t?
Our competitors offer a large variety but we will aim to offer a great quality range, with clean and minimal designs we plan on maximising the space and use of the bag by avoiding too many gimmicks which alone can leave an empty bag heavy.
What makes us unique?
We will be selling the bags before manufacturing so we won’t have any wastage, all bags that will be made will have a customer waiting, which again is better for the environment. Customers will be able to return used bags if they so wish in part exchange for an updated version each season. The old bag will then be donated to charities.
- 25 - 40 years old.
- Has a passion for the outdoors, whether it be cycling, hiking or snowboarding.
- Likes to travel and see different parts of the world.
- Appreciates quality items and would rather have 1 good item that will last rather than a few that will need replacing soon.