Our Story

We're Back At It + Having A Great Big Sale!

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It's been over two years since we launched our first collection and subsequently put our growth plans on hold. Now, it's time to change all that!

The Backstory

When we launched in 2015, we launched with a full 10 year plan for RambleGood's future. It included expanding our product line, a crowdfunding campaign, and a transition to become something greater than just purveyors of our own handmade goods.

Two months after launching, life hit us hard, and subsequently continued to hit us hard for the following two years. In the early autumn of 2016, we made a decision - to enact what we had been calling "Plan D." In January of 2017, the plan came to fruition and uprooted us from our beloved Pacific Northwest community and moved us across the country to the Hudson River Valley region of New York State. While we were in the process of moving, what was to become of RambleGood was still up in the air. Now, at about six months into a new lifestyle - which has provided significantly more time and flexibility for side-hustles, we're back on target to that original 10 year plan (with some adjustments, that is).

What's Next?

Well first of all, we're still planning to expand our product line and still have grand plans to grow to something greater. The crowdfunding campaign on the other hand, has been shelved for the time being. Instead, RambleGood will be going to a (mostly) made-to-order model business. That is until we have enough orders coming in on a regular basis to support maintaining stock. More details on all that later though.

What else can you expect? RambleGood will undergo some rebranding - but nothing about our mission will change. We'll just be getting a fresh upgrade that will better set us up for that 10 year plan we keep mentioning. You can also expect a brand new take on the colors and fabric we'll be using in our products. If you follow our founder, Adina Marguerite, on social media - you've probably already seen some sneak peeks!

But First...

We're putting our entire launch collection on a super sale in order to raise the funds to make this all happen! Simply use the promo code "FIFTY" at checkout to get 50% off your entire purchase!

Keep in mind that our launch collection is limited edition and as such supplies are limited - particularly of the two drawstring bags. Also, it's likely that we'll never be lowering our prices this much again with our new sales model - so if you're interested in any of our core four products, now's the time to grab one! 

So, what are you waiting for? Head over the shop and get your order in!

So, What's Next For RambleGood?

A Short Letter from the Founder

Over the past year since launching RambleGood - this is the question I'm asked the most often. Back in early 2015 I had a very specific answer; the development of second and third collections and a crowdfunding campaign to raise the funds to support more products and equipment. Everything was planned down the the smallest detail, including the thank you's for campaign supporters. 

If you follow me personally on the web, you'll know that the summer of 2015 ended up being a rough one for my little Seattle family. It lead to a long period of reconsideration of my creative pursuits, a 100 Day Project, and an online class in surface pattern design. Through all this, I put RambleGood on hold. Our shop has been up and operational all this time and we've sold a few scarves here and there, but marketing and growth efforts had to take a rest. 

So here's what I know right now, in terms of what's next for RambleGood:

  • At it's core, RambleGood is about quality handmade travel goods and supporting non-profits doing good around the globe.
  • I have a whole list of ideas for handmade goods which fill a void I've found while traveling.
  • The up-leveling in my surface pattern design skill set will most certainly be influencing the future of RambleGood.
  • RambleGood will continue to rest as I work through exactly what our next step is going to be.

Peace and good travels,

Adina Marguerite

Introducing RambleGood

Introducing RambleGood

Adina here, RambleGood's founder, I'd like to tell you the story of RambleGood. Where we came from, who we are, and where we're going.

Let's get started.

The Origin Story

Back in the summer of 2013, I was on a two week camping road trip through the Canadian Rockies with a deadline looming at the end of the trip. Two months earlier, I had challenged myself to set a date to decide what was next. I scribbled notes and jotted down product ideas.

make small, purposeful, handmade travel items

investigate printing on fabric costs and/or printer costs

help people and non-profits

raise awareness

luggage tags - an island series where a percent of the profit would go to a nonprofit working on issues of sea level rise

open a handmade shop

From all that scribbling, a pathway emerged and I carefully headed down it. Until that moment when I scribbled the last note - I never thought of myself of as the type of person who would start their own small business. Today, I can't imagine doing anything else. 

With almost two years of designing, testing, and a whole heck of a lot of learning under my belt - I'm finally ready to launch our first collection of limited edition handmade travel products. 

RambleGood

Now that you have a bit of the back story, let me officially introduce you to RambleGood - we sell handmade travel goods with a cause, do our best to inform you about the world we live in, and support non-profit causes doing good work around the globe.

Our travel goods will be released in small batch, limited edition collections, each designed around a theme to support and raise awareness for a particular non-profit organization. The fabric for each collection is custom designed in-house from my original watercolor paintings.

Behind the scenes at our Seattle office, you'll find myself as well as my husband Zeke, working on everything from product design to shipping to shooting photos for this website. We've steered away from "hiring-it-out" until we can afford to bring on our own staff so we can connect directly with you through all aspects of RambleGood. 

The Future

Next month we'll launch our first small batch limited edition collection. Our Launch Collection is our way of getting out of the gate sooner rather than later. You see, we've funded this launch without loans or credit - simply by stretching our own budget. So while this collection will offer only one color option and very limited stock, our future collections will offer several with different prints of fabric on all a larger set of products. 

This brings us to our exciting plans for the summer - beginning a crowd-funding campaign to support the launch of the first two full collections! As I mentioned, we've funded this launch so far by stretching our own budget. That being said, we're also still using a 10-year-old printer and renting time on a serger at a local sewing studio. In order to bring RambleGood to the next level, we're going to need your help. We have all sorts of unique goodies planned for this campaign, so make sure to sign up for our mailing list to get the latest news.

While we have grand plans for RambleGood's future beyond the summer - we're open to sailing wherever the wind takes us with this new adventure and that's where you come in!

We want to hear from you...

What travel gear are you on the look out for? 

What non-profits are doing good work near you?

What countries would you like to see featured on our products?