In the spring of 2016, we followed through on our long-held desire to sell all our stuff and hit the road in our converted 1995 Chevy van, lovingly referred to as Foxy. Along the way we learned a lot about living with little, and the importance of having functional, durable possessions. You don’t have to quit your job to enjoy them, but it doesn’t hurt!
MISSION + ETHOS
Caldera is a (very!) small business that seeks to do some good for the world. In addition to the freedom and joy we hope our products will bring our customers, we are focused on environmental and social justice, including especially the preservation of America’s public lands. As such, we donate 10% of our profits to the NRDC (Natural Resource Defense Council).*
We’ve chosen to donate to NRDC’s environmental campaigns. We hope you’ll take a moment to take action at http://www.nrdc.org/ to protect our planet and consider supporting them as well.
*Caldera Supply Company is not affiliated in any manner with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) or any of its programs, projects or websites.
HOW DO I CARE FOR MY NEW FLAT WOVEN BLANKET TOWEL?
When your new blanket towel arrives, unwrap it and check yourself out with it in the mirror. You look good!
We recommend washing your travel towel before using it. This will soften the cotton, make it more absorbent, and get rid of natural excess fibers that can otherwise stick to your wet skin. Caldera blanket towels are made with 100% Turkish cotton and all natural dyes, so it is perfectly safe to use right out of the package, but you’ll like it more once it has been washed.
For longevity, we suggest air drying your blanket towel whenever you can. The tassels are hand-tied, and are more likely to come undone in the washer/dryer. Fret not though, if your tassel comes untied you can hand-tie it. We actually like to leave ours undone when that happens because we like the “broken-in” look. Adds character, you know?
WHAT’S YOUR RETURN POLICY?
If you are unhappy with your purchase, don’t worry, you can send it back for a full refund. Send us a message to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will even help you with the shipping label.
We will accept returns of any like-new item. If a quality issue comes up after you’ve begun using your towel, just explain the situation in your email and we will do what we can to make it right.
I’VE SEEN SIMILAR TOWELS FOR CHEAPER, WHAT GIVES?
Like any other product, you get what you pay for. Caldera travel towels are handmade in the traditional fashion from 100% Turkish cotton using only natural dyes. Yes, you can find similar products a bit cheaper, but you can’t cheat on quality. Our towels break in to be extremely soft and absorbent, and they will last for as long as you take care of them.
Caldera is also a small business, which we think is worth supporting. We work with small local print shops and artisans, invest in beautiful, earth friendly packaging, and do everything by hand. Every order you place is packed and shipped by Kyle and/or Portia. We are socially and environmentally conscious, and a portion of profits goes towards organizations working to protect the environment and preserve the public lands that helped inspire us to start this business. We think you’ll enjoy following along and being part of our growth. We’ve got big things planned!
If you are interested in stocking Caldera travel towels in your store or online shop, we’d love to talk to you about it. Send us an email with what you’re looking for to email@example.com and we will get back to you right away with more information and wholesale pricing.
WHERE CAN I SEE #COOL CALDERA PICTURES?
On Instagram, duh. Follow us @calderasupplyco.