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Now displaying: May, 2021
May 25, 2021

Matt sits down with Grayl founder Travis Merrigan. Grayl makes extremely simple and highly effective water purification devices to help provide clean, safe, drinking water to people in need while helping them to cut down on their plastic use.

Grayl is the perfect example of a company that exists FAR beyond its product. On the surface, their product still is a one of a kind water filtration device. It’s a one-pump water bottle design and It’s one of the few that actively filters out viruses as well as particulate matter and bacteria; There’s something to be said about that alone. However, beyond an efficient and effective design, Grayl’s bigger message is doing good, helping people, and driving to make the world a better place any way they can. When it comes to environmental awareness Grayl’s ability to walk the walk is vastly more important than just ‘talking the talk’. 

In this episode of ReddyYeti | Built On Passion Travis Merrigan dives into what Grayl is and is meant to be, how a company’s message and actions should exist beyond their product, and how putting together the right team is everything.

May 17, 2021

Matt sits down with Campo Design founder Jon Neff. Campo Designs is a brand new company pioneering a completely new camping tent design. The Escape M4 is a tent that has a fully adjustable canopy that can be as open or closed as you want it to be. 

Campo Designs’ Escape M4 Tent was originally designed by Ru Hartwell but the idea was quickly adopted by Jon. The Escape M4 is an incredible example of a product being born from the simple question ‘what if?’ Simply put, Ru wanted a way to be able to gaze at the stars and not feel so closed off when camping and there wasn’t anything that fit his needs. Not too long after he put together the first iteration of the Escape M4, Jon was introduced to Ru and his tent and quickly jumped on board to further refine the idea. Despite COVID-19 making some challenging roadblocks Campo Designs has been hitting the pavement hard and coming out of the gates swinging.

In this episode of ReddyYeti | Built On Passion Jon Neff shares how the Escape M4 was developed, what his journey has been like building the brand, and how he worked together with his user base to make the best tent possible.

May 10, 2021

Matt sits down with Steeped Coffee Director of Marketing Nate Appel. Steeped Coffee has pioneered a new method of coffee brewing that makes high-end coffee accessible, requiring no gear that doesn’t compromise on taste for convenience.

Steeped Coffee exists to fix the disconnect between premium special coffee requiring a ton of specialized gear and convenient pod machines leaving a wake of single-use plastic waste. In essence, their method makes brewing coffee similar to how you would brew tea but, the convenience is only one piece of the equation. The packaging of Steeped Coffee is fully compostable and they are constantly looking for ways to minimize environmental impact. The idea has been such a success that it’s even been welcomed by the artisanal coffee community with open arms!

In this episode of ReddyYeti | Built On Passion, Director of Marketing Nate Appel shares how Steeped Coffee got its start and how Steeped is making premium on-the-go coffee ultra-accessible without the cost of single-use plastic.

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