Sitka: Creating a world in balance.
* Campaign Update – 1 Day Left *
For the final leg of the campaign, we’re offering some of our perks that are inspired by the Sitka Society for Conservation and what it stands for at a discount. This is your last chance to pre-order these and all of the other items on the Indiegogo campaign.
We’re coming to the end of our crowdfunding campaign and are so grateful for all of your support. Whether you became a member to the Sitka Society for Conservation, bought a product from the campaign or shared the campaign with your friends, we couldn’t have made it this far without you.
We’ve still got a ways to go in achieving our goal of 1,500 SSC members. If you’re already a member, we encourage you to share our campaign. We know that our community cares as much about creating a way of business that cares for the environment as much as we do, and membership quantifies this idea for us. Please share sitka.ca/crowdfund to grow our community of SSC supporters!
* Campaign Update – 2 Days Left *
This final lap is a great time to offer some Sitka classics. While we’re growing and testing the waters for a change in how we do business through this campaign, we’re still true to our West Coast roots. These styles have been with us for a long time and are now available in Organic Cotton and are Made in Canada. For a very limited time of less than 24 hours, we’re offering them at a discounted price!
* Campaign Update – 3 Days Left *
With only 3 days left in the campaign, we’re getting ready to celebrate your membership to the Sitka Society for Conservation. Join us on Thursday, June 4th for the final day to become a founding member of the SSC during the campaign and have the opportunity to get your hands on our perks. Get all the details for Member Day on the Facebook Event. Come down to our Victoria or Vancouver location to get your membership and bring a friend to sign up! If we each get 2 people to become members, we’ll reach our goal of 1,500 members.
All SSC members will get:
- 15% off Sitka clothing (in store and online)
- The chance to gift a founding lifetime membership for only $10 (last chance to purchase a founding membership)
- A spin of the prize wheel at the till (online members visit our Google Hangout event between 12 pm and 3 pm)
- Complimentary treats from our snack bar (in store only)
We’ll give an additional 2% of your purchase to the SSC for a total of 4%. Members in Victoria will have the opportunity to meet Sitka Chief Innovation Officer, Andrew Paine, and members in Vancouver will have the opportunity to meet Sitka Chief Executive Officer, Rene Gauthier. They’ll be available to answer your questions or to have a chat. In Victoria, we’ll be doing the draw for a surfboard. If you haven’t got your raffle ticket yet, get down to the shop and get one!
If you’re not in Victoria or Vancouver, join us online on Periscope @SitkaHQ or on Google Hangouts, where you can virtually hang with us and spin the prize wheel to win special prizes and discounts for the online store.
* Campaign Update – 4 Days Left *
We’ve got 4 days left of the campaign and need your help to push things further in the last few days! Please share and encourage your friends to become members of the Sitka Society for Conservation and to check out the member exclusive product available through the campaign. Keep your eye out for some great flash sales, they don’t last long!
You asked some questions about our Indiegogo campaign, and we want to answer them! Below is a video from Sitka Co-Founder and CEO, Rene Gauthier, addressing some frequently asked questions. If you have any other questions, comments, advice or videos of you singing show tunes, please feel free to send them to [email protected] and we’ll get back to you.
What We Need
Through the pre-sale of Sitka products featured here and SSC memberships we are raising $100,000 to seed the Sitka Society for Conservation. Funds will go into producing the perks featured in this campaign. The remaining proceeds go into education and fundraising infrastructure necessary for the SSC to powerfully carry out its mission. This infrastructure includes:
- Training of staff so that they can powerfully engage in conversations about conservation.
- Membership management software.
- SSC dedicated spaces within Sitka stores to engage and educate our community.
Together we are laying a foundation so that Sitka can be raising awareness and funds for conservation initiatives for generations and not just this year.
With your support, we can move forward with a new way of doing business and inspire other organizations to take similar steps. By support, we mean purchasing one of the exclusive products that are only available through this campaign which also gets you founding membership to the Sitka Society for Conservation.
All perks are brand new styles that are MADE IN CANADA AND THE U.S. We’ll contact you to find out what size and colour you’d like before we ship your order.
We’re offering FREE SHIPPING in Canada and the U.S. and offer in-store pick up to people in the Victoria, Vancouver or Auckland areas, which will collectively reduce our carbon footprint.
Each perk comes with a LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP TO THE SSC, which gives you access to all SSC events, special products only available to members and the right to vote on how we conserve wild spaces. With every purchase you make as a member, Sitka will double their 1% For the Planet contribution to 2%. We’ll send you a frame-worthy member certificate along with the product you ordered. You have the choice between a paper or digital membership certificate.
Sitka has been making clothing, surfboards and outdoor gear for more than 10 years. In 2002, we sold our first product: a handmade surfboard. This moment was when we put our brand in the hands of those that believe in us, our community. Sitka belongs to you.
Since then, we’ve realized that we need to give back to our supportive community, and that begins with the natural environment in which we all live and play. That’s why we’ve created the Sitka Society for Conservation (SSC). When you buy a perk from this campaign, not only are you receiving an exclusive product that is only available here, you are also becoming a founding member of the SSC.
The SSC is member-built to give the community a say in how we do business and what conservation initiatives we’ll work on. Sitka has always belonged to the community and the creation of the SSC makes that ownership more tangible. This is the beginning of a process to transform Sitka into a Cooperative Organization.
We’re looking to share and promote our sustainable way of doing business with a wider audience. The larger we’re able to expand our community of Sitka supporters, the greater the impact we’ll have in the realm of conservation.
The SSC uses Sitka’s existing platforms to engage customers in a conversation about conservation. We play both an educating and fundraising role for our partner organizations so that they can focus on what they do best. The SSC is currently working on three initiatives with partner organizations:
What does a world in balance look like?
When everyone agrees that the natural systems in the world are worth more to us intact than they are fractured and they take action in line with this agreement – our vision will be realized.
- All businesses operate in a way in which they have a positive environmental impact.
- Consumers make conscious decisions to support sustainable business practices and products.
- Information regarding the environment and economy is transparent, authentic and readily available; and people are empowered to access this information.
- All people and organizations are working to restore the environmental messes we’ve already made.
- Companies stop hiding their mess in other countries. They accept the responsibility of dealing with the byproducts of their actions.
- Communities are rebuilt, local businesses and families thrive.