Afghanistan to the Amazon
The Story of DARMATI
The story of DARMATI begins when I was serving overseas in Afghanistan, living in some of the harshest conditions in the world. I was motivated daily by the Marines I served alongside. Their bravery, leadership in the face of adversity, and selfless determination to not only do good, but to exhaust themselves for the sake of others and the mission greatly inspired me. To the veterans and active duty military out there: We support you because we are you! As a token of our appreciation, we would like to offer you guys a military discount on all of your purchases.
My experiences overseas changed my life. When I returned home, I wanted to be a force for good, I just didn’t quite know how yet. It would take a few years of working in the corporate world to figure it out. Life became a grind in this environment. I felt like I was just chasing a number and I didn’t have a purpose. Something was missing: The sense of being a part of something greater than myself I had experienced with my Marines. To achieve this feeling, I realized I was going to have make something of my own. I retreated to the woods and began hiking in the forests I grew up in to be alone with my thoughts. The quiet, calm, and beauty of nature was the final piece of inspiration I needed.
And just like that, DARMATI was born. The serenity of nature inspired me and a small group of close friends to build a company with a purpose. Our motivation and success wouldn’t be derived from a bottom line. Rather, we would be motivated to bring people together by doing good for the world and for our communities. Since the outdoors had such an impact on the creation of the company, we donate a portion of each purchase to rainforest and wildlife conservation to make sure future generations of all species can enjoy nature’s priceless benefits. Additionally, we wanted to be a positive influence in our communities, so we developed the “Tree 1 Tree” initiative to lead revitalization projects in our home city of Detroit.
We are about bringing people together to create something REAL. Everything you see and experience with DARMATI is created by us. We’re just a group of friends looking to enjoy life while doing good for others. But we can’t do it without you. Come with us on our journey. Help us build something great!
Founder - DARMATI
"It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things." - Teddy Roosevelt