Team Timbuktu was founded (and still solely run) by Rhianna, she was hiking in Patagonia wearing some really ugly clothes, not only were they the kind of hiking clothes that instantly ruin your photos, but more importantly, they were made from conventional synthetic materials, meaning unfortunately they were made in an incredibly environmentally damaging way. With her background in fashion she knew it was possible to make clothes made to move your body in without all the negative impact, which is how the brand was born.
Team Timbuktu's journey started from crowdfunding to build our community and help fund our first production run and we've been growing ever since then. We've evolved from Mister Timbuktu to Team Timbuktu, to show our commitment to inclusivity and our belief that this really is a team effort.
We know that it can be pretty overwhelming to know where to start, we've made a lot of negative environmental impact as humans so far, but we think there's an incredible opportunity to create change and improve, rather than focus on everything we've done wrong so far.