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9 Tahoe Brands making a difference

Deso Supply Co. is all about sustainability and taking the earth into consideration through their whole process until their items are shipped. They are, "Born out of time spent in Desolation Wilderness, a remote treasure in the Sierra Nevada mountains, Deso designs for those who get #wayoutthere. Intended to seamlessly blend lives in the city with time around the campfire, we've set our sights on function-driven style. With meticulous attention to detail, it is our goal to create truly unique garments." They are also apart of 1% For The Planet.

Strange Bikinis is made in the mountains but born to travel. "Our suits are sustainably handmade in small batches in California, USA using eco-friendly and silky fabrics that fit your body perfectly, every time. The styles are inspired by the mountains and the desert but are born to travel. We think the Strangest thing of all is being an American-based, completely transparent company and we pride ourselves on being completely open with you with every aspect of how our suits are made.

The finished, buttery soft fabric is then sent to the Bay Area in California where each style of is carefully cut out. Some of the fabric is sent to Reno where Ali hand sews any custom items that are ordered. After the styles are cut out, some of the fabric goes to Los Angeles to be transformed into the straps of the suits and the rest of the fabric gets sent to a factory in San Francisco. There, our bikinis are hand sewn by a small group of women who have been specially trained to sew this sort of fabric!


The completed suits are then examined at our warehouse in Reno to make sure they’re in perfect condition before they’re shipped to Strangers like you."

"The Earthling Co. was built on the belief that we have the power to create a more sustainable and harmonious world. We believe that the products we all use daily should not be harmful to you, the planet, and everyone that calls it home.

We are a lifestyle brand that focuses on offering affordable, earth-friendly alternatives to everyday products. We want to change the way people think about consumer products. We want to encourage people to believe in the power they hold in making a change. We want to educate and inspire the world around us to make more conscious choices in the name of Mother Nature. 

In addition to changing the consumer product landscape, we want to give back to the planet that gives so much back to us. We donate a portion of our profits with every sale back to global environmental organizations who are rehabilitating our planet for future generations.

Whether you're new to this community or a seasoned zero-waster, we invite all of you to engage with our beautiful community, and leave your advice and tidbits. We're all in this together."

"Tahoe Native created by Tahoe Natives for like minded nomads, taking our passion and all the beauty we have absorbed from our surroundings and elements to create products that allow us to get outside and play in this wonderland; adventure, get immersed in the crystal clear blue water of Lake Tahoe with handmade wooden surf boards and bikinis.

Our goal is to use and promote other small local businesses, that possess our same goals, to live, thrive, and enjoy our surroundings, while protecting this incredible place we call Ta-Home."

Tahoe Timber has rad sustainable sunglasses that are made in Tahoe. "They practice responsible usage of natural resources.  Our products focus on the use of materials that are sustainably harvested, reclaimed and renewable. We cherish the place we live and want to preserve its beauty by having a small environmental footprint as a company. 

Sustainable hardwoods are harvested from forests managed to maintain a natural balance of tree and plant diversity. The harvesters also take pains to reduce the impact of the harvest by maintaining a buffer of trees around waterways and reseeding areas damaged by the lumbering equipment. That’s good news. But lumber producers must do even more to earn FSC certification for their products. They must document the journey of the lumber from forest to retail shelves with a chain-of-custody paper trail to prove that the wood was harvested legally from a certified sustainable forest."

Coalition Snow is all about building a more inclusive snow-sports community designed for women. "It all started with a mission to build women's skis and snowboards that didn't suck. We were tired of watered-down and picked-up men's equipment. We knew we deserved better equipment and a community that saw us, heard us, valued us, and put us front and center. S o we said goodbye to the shrink-it-and-pink-it method and toxic bro culture and said hello to something more: a community that values camaraderie over competition, solidarity over sending, and compassion over cuntery."

Arcade Belt Co. are designed in the sierra mountains. "Arcade was founded on the belief that belts could be designed to function better, last longer and be more comfortable. Developed from the ground up with materials that are built to go everywhere and anywhere, each Arcade belt provides a custom fit, sturdy hold and the right amount of flexibility to move with you."

Big Truck the hat made in Lake Tahoe. "The mountain towns around Lake Tahoe are home to an outdoor counterculture that could only exist in California.

Born of the region’s contrasts of peaks and lakes, snow and beach, it’s a place full of rebellious, youthful energy a place where the only thing taken as seriously as outdoor performance is having a good time.

We got our start making a simple yet symbolic beacon of the California Mountain Life: the trucker hat.

But we're far more than just a hat. California has always been home to a unique brand of energetic counterculture. A place that still believes that the best athlete on the mountain is the one having the most fun. A place that created its own numerical assessment of radness where international icons drop cliffs naked and where 12-year-old groms call out pros in the lift line. A place where you can climb tall Sierra granite in the morning and crack a beer from the comfort of an inner tube on the Truckee River that afternoon."

"CoffeeBar is the fuel that propels you throughout your day. Inspired by the Italian coffeebar culture, we believe we are Hospitalians first, baristas and chefs second. Making people feel good is our M.O. Founded in Truckee, CA in 2010, Coffeebar was built off of over two decades of coffee industry knowledge. But at the end of the day, we're only as good as the next cup we make.

With the awareness of the daily footprint coffee shops leave behind, we do our best to minimize that through sustainable business practices including responsibly sourcing our coffee, partnering with local farms and businesses, and giving back our coffee grounds and food waste to the farms to feed the soil."