Footprints Gear opened in early 2017 by Greg and Brigid Kramer who wanted to combine their passion for outdoor adventure with a lifelong dedication to philanthropy and social change. Now, Footprint Gear sells the top outdoor adventure gear with 100% of proceeds going to charity.
Available brands include Deuter packs, Marmot, Rab, Black Diamond, Camelbak, Petzl, Keen, Teva, MSR and Smart Wool amongst many others. If it's not on their website, let Greg and Brigid know, and they can get it for you.
Here's how Footprints Gear works.
Footprints Gear is a registered charity. To start, several people donated to leave the store debt free and liquid. They do pay one wage (the majority of people involved with the charity are volunteers), rent, and electricity. After that, ALL profits go to charity.
Footprints Gear currently supports three charities, and customers are able to choose which charity the profits from their purchase goes to. The charities currently supported are Bowel Cancer Australia (research), World Youth International (overseas education) and Project Didi (supporting girls who have been rescued after being sex trafficked from Nepal). In the future, Footprints Gear hopes to suport 10, 20, even 30 different charities.
Bishal, photographed below, is currently being sponsored by Footprints Gear at World Youth International School in Nepal. He lost all of his family in the 2015 earthquake.
Footprints Gear supporters are well-versed in adventure, and include Geoff Bartram, who has an OAM for mountaineering having established a new route up Mt Everest. Other supporters have paddled a dugout canoe 500km down the Congo River, tracked wild gorillas, and led numerous trips to Nepal, West Papua, Tasmania, New Zealand and the Ruwenzories in Uganda, as well as trips to Europe such as the Camino.
Footprint Gear's outdoor expertise is unrivaled, so you can rest assured knowing that their advice and gear is of the highest quality, and that all profits go directly to charity!
You can find Footprints Gear at www.footprintsgear.org, or on Facebook. Or drop into the store at 71 Main Street, Alstonville, NSW, 2477 - just a short drive from Byron Bay!
For your personal travel or for organising group travel of business travel ventures get in touch.