About Us

About Us

About Us

Founders Background

Slacktyde is run by two travel enthusiasts who met during a semester abroad in Australia. We became friends immediately and within weeks, took off for a 10 day camping trip along the coast of Western Australia. We camped in a A$30 tent (not built for outdoors) and were 100% not prepared, but it was an unforgettable trip because of those mishaps.

After returning home from study abroad, we saw each other frequently by making 14 hour road trips. These trips became more frequent as we were putting Slacktyde together for the Entrepreneurship Initiative showcase (founded by Harold Grinspoon Foundation). While at the showcase, we got news that we would be receiving funding money from Grinspoon, plus additional grant money from another source.

One of us currently resides in Indiana and works in digital marketing, the other resides in Hawaii and works in marine biology. While we aren't where we want to be, we are both hoping that we will be able to call Australia our home again someday.

Design Choice

We pick which designs to do from researching what needs our attention right now. For example, we created a design for Australia (a place near and dear to our heart) when they were experiencing the awful bushfires.

You can learn more about the design and the species in the description under the products.

IMPACT

Each design has a story and with each story, we bring awareness to specific issues and make an impact on our society.

EDUCATION

Each organization is vetted to ensure their goals align with ours and they are striving for conservation. We've even visited some!

DONATION

A portion of each sale is donated to the organization associated with your purchase.

CONSERVATION

With each design, we bring education to our audience about global issues.

IMPACT

With each of our designs, we hope to bring awareness to these specific issues and make an impact on our society.

EDUCATION

In addition to our designs, we hope to educate our audience with global issues.

DONATION

We donate a portion of all sales to the associated organization.

CONSERVATION

The organizations we donate to have been researched to ensure their goals align with ours and that they are striving for conservation.

IMPACT

With each of our designs, we hope to bring awareness to these specific issues and make an impact on our society.

EDUCATION

In addition to our designs, we hope to educate our audience with global issues.

DONATION

We donate a portion of all sales to the associated organization.

CONSERVATION

The organizations we donate to have been researched to ensure their goals align with ours and that they are striving for conservation.

What does 'Slacktyde' mean?

Slacktyde was named after slack water (slack tide), which is the occurrence of relatively still water at the turn of low tide. This is where the current in the ocean is minimal and nothing seems to be moving, kind of like our reaction to climate change.

We hope that we can Change the Current of this mindset, and make a positive impact on our home.

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