Discover new and emerging brands in the outdoor industry that are owned and led by founders of color. Join REI Path Ahead Ventures* at the Seattle flagship store for a showcase featuring six rising brands and celebrate an inclusive future for the outdoor industry, while shopping and supporting these relative newcomers. Companies featured in the showcase will include: Allmansright, Alpine Parrot, KOBEESCO, Outdoor Element, OYA Femtech Apparel, and PYNRS. Remarks by Rue Mapp from Outdoor Afro at 2 p.m. No admission fee is required. The event is free and open to all ages. More info: Founders Market | REI Classes & Events
*REI is celebrating the first anniversary of Path Ahead Ventures, its $30 million commitment to partner with Black, Indigenous, Latina/o/x, Asian American and Pacific Islander founders as they start and scale their businesses in the outdoor industry. This event honors the leaders of color at outdoor companies in all stages of business and connects community who support an inclusive future in this space.