Baboon started because we noticed that equipments can be improved. I was making prototypes of crash pads when I decided to ask my cousin for guidance. It is at that time that my cousin and I partnered up. We decided to sell other products to obtain a more financial standing to build better crash pads. Crash pads can improve to protect climbers from falls. We want to prevent injuries to outdoor enthusiasts and allow more people to experience the outdoors.
We want to expose the great outdoors to more people; especially to those we are at a disadvantaged. Ethnic minorities, women, and the LGBTQA have a harder time getting outside and we hope we can be the channel for them to use to enjoy nature.
We have been in business for almost a year since we were established in March of 2016. We teamed up with manufactures that we believe to be socially and environmentally responsible. We talked to them and reviewed their corporate responsibility and we are proud to work Gildan Activewear, Anvil, and Bella+Canvas. Using these manufacturers, our products come from all parts of the world; mostly from Central America, United States and Asia. These three manufactures are Global Compliance, Fair Labor Association Certified, and/or W.R.A.P. (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production) Certified.
We have a strong corporate responsibility. We donate our time and effort to help environmental protection and restoration, and help those who are in need.
We participated in a clean up event at Newport Back Bay with Amigos de Bolsa Chica, Sierra Club, Newport Bay Conservancy, the City of New Port Resource Division, REI, and Crystal Cove Alliance. We worked with Give Into Nature to do clean up events at Mt. Baldy and Icehouse Canyon. Currently, we are working with the City of Walnut for the preservation and restoration of Schabarum Trail.