Our Story

While traveling through South America, co-founders Danny and Liz Zavala explored the continent’s natural beauty, but also experienced the social, environmental, and economic hardships the countries faced. Upon returning to the Pacific Northwest, the journey inspired a group to come together for the creation of a for-profit business to promote a global movement of giving back. And so, Butte Brand®, a purpose-driven headwear company was born.

We are a headwear company and non-profit funding platform with a philanthropic mission to empower communities and drive sustainable change worldwide. For every hat sold, a new project is funded.




Butte /byo͞ot/: an isolated hill that rises abruptly.

A definition that mirrors our core values of rising together to address worldwide issues that promote sustainable change, no matter the size.


Butte Brand Project is a program dedicated to raising awareness for environmental, societal and community issues and projects that align with our communities core values of making sustainable change. Our past partnerships include Lake Chelan Trails Alliance, Chelan-Douglas Land Trust, Coastal Conservation Association, Hilinksi’s Hope and The Chris Long Foundation. 



We’re proud to announce our 2020 partnership with Waterboys, whose mission is to provide clean, accessible drinking water to communities in need. Thus far, Waterboys has provided clean drinking water to over 300,000 people and has set a goal to provide 1 million people with access to clean drinking water worldwide.

But they’re not done. And that’s where our community steps in. Through our partnership, for every product sold Butte Brand is donating $2.00 towards clean drinking water. With every (4) products sold we will be able to provide one (1) person with clean, accessible drinking water for decades via The Chris Long Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization.

Everyone deserves access to clean drinking water and together, we can rise up and make a meaningful difference.

Rise up,
Butte Brand Team