I'm Wayne, and I am the founder of Evolve Travel Goods. I grew up in sunny Sydney, where I would spend every spare second camping, surfing, and SCUBA diving up and down Australia's eastern coast.
In my formative years I was never far from the ocean, and of course never far from a soggy, sandy towel. Towels were an essential accessory for my lifestyle, but I never found one that I considered good, let alone perfect! They were always smelly, they took too long to dry and they took up far too much space in my backpack.
Since graduating from university, I've spent the past 5 and a bit years travelling to 40+ countries around the world, working with high school students as an Environmental Science teacher in schools on 3 different continents. My vacations are spent exploring the world, while during the school term I spend my days educating young people on environmental issues and inspiring them to take action.
Though if I'm honest with myself, it's really my student's passion that has inspired me. On a daily basis, I witness their shock at the current state of the environment and their horror at the world which they are inheriting. I hear their outrage and their passion, and this has inspired an idea which, with the help of some talented and supportive people, has turned into Evolve.
As so often happens in the classroom, the roles have reversed and now my students are inspiring ME to take action.
Evolve is my action. More than a brand, Evolve is a way to protect the world which my students and I love so dearly; our playground and our home. It is a path forward for those of you who, like me, love to travel but hate the environmental destruction they witness along the way.
That's why these towels, like all of our future products, will be made with recycled materials wherever and however possible. This is not the easiest, nor the cheapest option, but from our perspective it is the best option.
I hope that Evolve can inspire my students, in the same way that they have inspired me.
I believe that as a first product, the Evolve Adventure Towel perfectly encapsulates the mission of Evolve. It's a product with environmentalism at it's core, without compromising on function or fashion. It's a towel you can see the world with, or even just the beauty in your own backyard. I hope you get the chance to try one out, because I think I've finally found the perfect towel after all of those years of searching!
Founder, Evolve Travel Goods