Root Republic

Our Story

Root Republic was founded in 2018 with the spirit of adventure, exploration and global conservation.

Root Republic is on a mission to create sustainable outdoor products that get you outdoors while helping to fight the global environmental crisis.  Rooted in quality, sustainability and innovation, our products are designed to withstand any journey.  Our commitment to a greener planet is reflected in the design of our products and in our business model.  With every purchase you make, we will plant a tree on your behalf.

Coming from California, Root Republic Founders Billy Fernandez and Nathan Saft are no strangers to deforestation.  From massive wildfires to large scale development and mining, Billy and Nathan have witnessed their hometown of San Diego, California transform over the last 20 years.

After traveling through Central America, South America and Southeast Asia it became evident that the problem reached far beyond their local forests.  Root Republic was founded as a way to inspire a generation to cherish the outdoors while giving back by planting trees in forests across the globe.

Planting Roots Since 2018.

Root Republic Co-Founders Billy Fernandez and Nathan Saft