Who are we?
Currently we are a team of 2 based out of nearly 100 sq. ft. in The Bronx. Allmansright is at the intersection of our enthusiasm for deeply considered design and our love for being outdoors.
The name 'allmansright' is inspired by the Swedish law, "allemansratt". It is "The Right to Public Access" also know as, "Freedom to Roam". We believe the outdoors is for everyone, and access to nature is 'allmansright'.
we imagine a world in which the outdoors are part of typical life and culture. Someone from a mega city can take one of many bus routes to and from the woods where they forage and frolic. We hope that some one that connects with nature understands what's at stake, and as a result will advocate for it. in our idea of humanity, we are deeply connected to the natural world and very aware of the nature we've made our own.
We dont just recall our dreams however, we chase them! in our pursuit, we host fundraisers and continually donate 2% of profits to diversify and advocate for the outdoors. Its going to take all kinds of people with all kinds of perspectives to sustain the privilege of existing on earth.
Learn more about our People Planet Promise here
Livio Melo, Founder/Maker/Designer
I'm Dominican, a hiker, artist, and designer with an industrial design degree from 'Parsons - The New School'. The industrial designer in me used to believe products could save the world, but the hiker in me knows that the connections made with nature ultimately will. My hopes are that we can facilitate these connections via gear. I started making my own gear a couple of years ago for personal use, which today has grown to making it for others.
Jennifer Jacobsson, Co-Founder/Admin/Support Person
I'm a Swedish native, half Filipino, immigrant in the U.S. with a background in merchandising, marketing and event. I grew up in Sweden with Allemansrätten, and the forest as my backyard and playground. Since living in NYC for several years now, I lost touch and access to the outdoors until Livio introduced me to hiking a couple of years ago. It reminded me of the important benefits nature has on our body and mind, and how important access to outdoor is!
Since Livio founded 'allmansright' I've joined the cause to help support our mission of getting more people outdoors, protecting it and diversifying it.