ESPEROS was born out of a desire to make a real and substantial impact in the lives of children and families in the developing world. Through several transformative trips into rural areas across Central America, Company founder Oliver Shuttlesworth discovered children could be educated for as little as $15 per year. Equally shocked and inspired, he decided to pair his passion for educational equality with his passion for design to create a consumer-driven solution that would provide children in need with access to education through the sale of high quality bags, offering consumers the opportunity to directly help educate a child with each purchase.
ESPEROS began with its ‘flagship’ backpack given its direct tie to the classroom, but the Company has since begun to evolve its product offering and plans to offer a full line of timeless, high quality, and exceptionally functional products made to carry over the coming years.
Our mission at ESPEROS is simple: to build a movement that spans borders and cultures, united by a shared goal to provide children in need with access to education. We want to make a difference: to create value for our customers and broader stake-holders. Building on the “conscious capitalism” movement, ESPEROS aims to build a signifificant global brand that appeals to a wide variety of individuals and invites consumers to carry more than a bag: We invite them to carry hope. Because with every smartly designed product ESPEROS sells, the Company helps fund one year of education for a child in the developing world.
But why stop there? As part of the vision, ESPEROS plans to incorporate the work of artisans, designers, and community members from the countries and locales in which it works to drive full-circle investment and make a profound difference. As a company, we are dedicated to doing all that we can to help lift children, their families, and communities out of poverty.
By providing access to education and investing in job creation, ESPEROS believes it can help lay the foundation for individual empowerment and self-sustained growth.
As part of our promise to our retail partners and our customers, you can also be sure that our products are made ethically, as we work exclusively with manufacturers we know and trust. All of our partners practice fair labor standards and provide their workers with living wages and safe working conditions.
From the fifirst thread to the sales flfloor and fifinally to customers carrying hope, ESPEROS aspires to be a company others are proud to call their partner.
Join our movement. Carry hope.