As we look to the year ahead, it only makes sense to reflect on the years past.
2021 was a particularly exciting year for Caitlin, Sheila and myself. We have such deep gratitude for all of you - our community of adventurers and ambassadors, our brand partners, and our family and friends. 2021 was, in so many ways, a year of firsts.
Would you like to help spread the word? Are you a writer or gear tester or do you have suggestions for who to talk to? Send us a message! We’d love to hear from you.
Our first trade show: The Big Gear Show
This was the first tradeshow we had ever attended as a company. Which is why being named one of the “9 Cool Products” by Backpacker Magazine was especially meaningful.
Caitlin designed our display, we built it, we drove it through three states, we set it up, we worked at the tradeshow, we disassembled it and we drove it back home. While there, we met some wonderful people, and we look forward to attending again in 2022!
Our first partnerships
In the second half of 2021, we launched several partnerships that we’re excited to carry through to the next year!
We are excited to introduce you to more awesome companies in 2022. Have any suggestions? Pass them our way!
First year of our official ambassador program
Wow, did we meet some incredible people in 2021. The world has felt particularly grim over the past couple of years. Which is why we love reflecting on all of our amazing ambassadors.
Our ambassadors are individuals with all kinds of interests, backgrounds and passions. You kept us going and our spirits high in 2021 Lava Ambassadors!
Interested in becoming a Lava Ambassador, check out the details here!
Our first hemp towel
This one is for the ultralight community! We worked with a wonderful mill in Northern Ireland to create just the right weight and hand feel for you to carry along on your every adventure! A blend of linen (flax) and hemp with a fun woven desertscape pattern, our Woven Wonders collection is one of our most exciting creations so far.
Stay tuned in 2022! We have more new products and styles that we’re working hard to perfect so you can enjoy your time outside with plant fiber gear instead of synthetic gear! Join our email list to hear about every new product drop.
Moving on to 2022
It’s January. We’re ready. We’re ready to do more to engage with you, to create new gear with you and to adventure better with you!
Our mission and drive are as strong as ever. We closed out the year on Dec 31 with our community on fire. In Boulder County and the surrounding area, a very fast-moving grass fire destroyed over 1,000 homes. It was the single most destructive fire in the state’s history. The fire was a culmination of a very dry fall and winter and an entire day of 100+ mph wind gusts.
That climate change is real and here, could not be starker.
For those of use so passionate about our planet, our livelihoods and the livelihoods of all living things, we have a lot of work to do, and the time is now. Here's to a new year, new actions and expanding the depth and breadth of the sustainability movement.