The depressing news of our broke down congress and their lack of getting much done is nothing new. Budget cuts keep happening and most of us go on with our daily routine (besides tweeting a little aggression!). But a former TOMS VP, Jillian DiIorio and Philadelphia Eagles Tight End, Brent Celek are taking matters into their own hands.
REVISIT, which launched March 4th, is a new collection of luxury unisex accessories that are made in America and will benefit the National Parks (25% of profits to be exact). Their website is also a destination to learn more about our National Parks and offers ways to get involved if you please (go on!). The team has founded the company on ‘caring capitalism’ (that needs its own hashtag y’all.) and besides donating profits to the National Parks they will be spotlighting Park Benefactors’ facts, programs and history.
Jillian and Brent had the idea for REVISIT when they realized how many of our National Parks funding is facing program cuts, park closures and could be covered/protected/manned by fewer Park Rangers. “We founded Revisit to create products that honor and assist endangered or forgotten communities, cultures and histories in America,” they told us.
Brent continued, “In a world where technology continues to progress, becoming a bigger part of our lives, our National Parks are some of the most important places that we can go with our families to gather and spend meaningful time unplugged. It is important to me that people are able to continue to enjoy and have access to the beautiful lands and history that our country offers through these parks. REVISIT is a way we can immediately help our Parks and inspire many to visit and revisit together.”
The Founders Collection is the first product range to roll out. It includes accessories designed to honor the visionaries that founded our National Parks. The Founder’s Collection includes fifteen pieces such as the Arrowhead Necklace, Brass Money Band, Laptop Sleeve, iPhone case, iPad Sleeve, The Roosevelt backpack and The Washburn Weekender to name a few. All bags are designed with vegetable tanned leather, specially hand-treated with natural waxes, oils and water-based pigments and are 100% hand sewn and assembled by expert craftsmen in Los Angeles.
REVISIT’s first Park Benefactor will be Friends of Independence National Historical Park who support Independence National Historical Park located in Philadelphia. The Park is located in the downtown historical district and was officially established in 1948. In the center of the park is Independence Hall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the building where the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and created. The park is currently open daily and offers many tours led by Park Rangers and volunteers.
REVISIT will be launching a new collection every four months so stay tuned and keep exploring the site and our great country!
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