Our Story


HOW IT STARTED
While traveling through South America, Butte Brand co-founders Danny and Liz Zavala explored the continent's natural beauty, but also experienced the social, environmental, and economic hardships the countries continue to face. 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.
OUR MISSION
Butte Brand is a headwear company and non-profit funding platform with a philanthropic mission to empower communities and drive sustainable change throughout the world. For every hat sold, a new project is funded.
NON-PROFIT FUNDING PLATFORM
The Butte Brand Non-Profit Funding Platform seeks to partner with organizations that share our core values of driving sustainable change worldwide.
Each partner becomes an integral part of our business and marketing plan. For each partnership, we develop campaigns and growth strategies to maximize awareness for each cause.
To increase contributions, Butte Brand then donates a portion of every sale to these causes, as well as design, market and sell custom, cause-specific gear for additional contributions.
Our ultimate goal is to drive sustainable change across the world by engaging our community and connecting them with causes that make a real difference.
THE ROOTS OF OUR BRAND
Butte /byo͞ot/: an isolated hill that rises abruptly.
This is a definition that mirrors our core values of rising together to address worldwide issues and to promote sustainable change, no matter the size.
THE BUTTE BRAND PROJECT
The Butte Brand Project is a program dedicated to raising awareness for environmental, society and community issues and projects that align with our community's core values of creating sustainable change. Our past partnerships include Lake Chelan Trails Alliance, Chelan-Douglas Land Trust, Coastal Conservation Association, Hilinski's Hope and The Chris Long Foundation.
Click here to learn more about the Butte Brand Project, how we're giving back and our current partnership with Waterboys and the Chris Long Foundation.