Meet the Cumbrian based company that aims to reduce outdoor equipment and clothing waste by creating unique products for climbers and more. I recently interviewed Jennifer, the owner and creator of Dirtbags to find out where it all began and more about Dirtbags. Jennifer had always wanted to climb but not be in the right place or had the opportunity to climb much. She was an English teacher but then decided a change was needed and made the move to the English Lake District. By living in the lakes she is able to spend time in the outdoors climbing, wild swimming and running; making the most of the surrounding area.
Shortly after the move, she met her husband to be (James) they began dating. She soon realised James was a climber and got him to reintroduced her to rock climbing. This became a much-loved hobby they could do together and share with other friends. Fast forward several years, they now have a beautiful child together, live in Kendal and have a successful and thriving business called Dirtbags.
About the Dirtbags
When Jennifer fell pregnant and had to take time off during her maternity leave, she was sorting some items in the house, when James asked her to get rid of a climbing rope that was getting a bit old.