List of products by brand Full Windsor
We are an outdoors company making useful things for folk that love to play outside.
Play is serious stuff. It’s the way we learn about the world and expand our capability. It’s the way we shake our limits loose and slip into a creative flow. Play is where we let our big ideas stretch their legs and climb bigger hills. At Full Windsor, play is how we unlock the serious business of clever design. In our workshop we create useful things that get you outside. Tactile, hands-on things that make outdoor times better. That looks good, works better and lasts (at least) a lifetime.
You see, we want your kids to inherit your useful things. Then play it forward to their own kids. And also pass on a thriving planet, where there are still wild places to get outside and play. That’s why every useful thing we make is designed for durability and sustainability. To be used and used and used some more. And to make as small a dent in the planet as is humanly possible. We love the outdoors and we know you do too. So when you hold a useful thing from Full Windsor, we want you to feel something. A subtle pull, a spark of inspiration, the call of something over the ridge or around the next bend. We want you to grab your things, grab your friends, grab your family and get outside. Work’s done. It’s time to play.
Full Windsor is based out of Califirnia and the UK. We have bootstrapped and crowdfunded our way into existence, and are still 100% owned and operated.
Our Founder is a lanky Kiwi industrial designer named Mark Windsor. Mark began Full Windsor back in 2011, with the founding principle that design and innovation should be at the heart of everything we do. From an old warehouse in Hackney Wick, East London, he quit his day job at a well-known design firm and released Full Windsor’s first product on Kickstarter. We hopped across the pond to sunny Cali in 2018, and are more focused than ever on designing sustainable and innovative outdoor gear, that helps people to enjoy getting outside and has a minimal impact on the planet.
We are a proud member of 1% for the Planet. As a member we are committing to donate the equivalent of 1% of our gross sales directly to our chosen environmental Non-profit - Endangered Species International. In particular we are donating to their Ocean plastic removal program. They are currently set up to remove 400 pounds of floating plastic every day from the Pacific Ocean's most sensitive marine environments.
Design Ethos and Process
There is a way of thinking that is becoming more common, especially with outdoor enthusiasts. It reverts back to a previous generations attitude towards their possessions. Visit any museum and you'll see artifacts that were people's prized possessions that were kept safe and looked after meticulously. People are beginning to realize cheap plastic goods are of a disposable nature and over time they will nearly always develop a weak point that will break leaving the entire product as yet another thing to simply throw away. The reality of throw away culture is that there is no such place as 'away'. Cheap plastic products are causing a massive environmental problem, polluting our Oceans and killing our sea life. Items of value made from durable materials are more likely to be cherished and kept for a lifetime.
With this way of thinking, purchases are much more thought through and considered. To create such items requires a lot of thought and consideration, high quality materials that stand the test of time, and functionality that works so well, it is simply a pleasure to use. The key to sustainability is efficiency. A design should use less material and energy for the most useful result. No amount of recycling will equal using less in the first place. DO MORE WITH LESS. This is the thought process and a consideration we try to implement every time we design a new product at Full Windsor.