OUR STORY - Alite Designs

OUR STORY

Our Story

We’re a small team of designers and outdoor lovers who want to get more people to go outside. We may be city dwellers, but we believe that urban life can be greatly enriched with a little more time spent in nature whether it’s hiking in the woods or lounging at the beach. We seek to open up more paths to these activities by creating fun and easy to use products to help you get there. Alite’s founder and Creative director, Tae Kim knows the importance of having a relationship to nature from growing up in Alaska where he was always outside. He started designing for the outdoor market as a way of encouraging this passion in others.

Our Community

We love living in San Francisco and are passionate about engaging with and giving back to the culture and community here in our home city. We seek to do this through raising money for causes close to us and hosting local artists and fun events at our brick and mortar retail store, The Alite Outpost. We also seek out like-minded makers and organizations to collaborate with and produce amazing one-of-a-kind products.

Our Designs

Alite Designs seeks to make the outdoors more exciting and accessible and less intimidating through well-designed products that are extremely functional, simple, and fun. Our family of lightweight, collapsible camp chairs, waterproof picnic blankets, and wearable sleeping bags are all easy to use and offer new and interesting means of spending time outside.

Made in California Collection

Alite’s Made in California Collection is something we take special pride in, as we make these products by hand right here in our Alite warehouse. With materials like weatherproof waxed canvas and locally sourced leather from our Mission neighbors, we are excited to showcase these hand-made products that represent the spirit of the local maker and thriving artisan community we are so proudly a part of.