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"We named our company 'Thousand' as a promise - a commitment and a goal of helping to save 1000 lives by making helmets people actually want to wear.”

– Gloria Hwang, founder

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A NOTE FROM OUR FOUNDER

Before starting Thousand, I never wore a helmet, even though I was a longtime cyclist. They were too bulky, too inconvenient, and too futuristic-looking. But when I lost a friend to a fatal bike accident, I knew I had to change. Instead of settling for the “sci-fi” looking helmets on the market, I got to work designing one.

We named our company "Thousand" as a goal of helping to save 1000 lives by making helmets people actually want to wear. Our name serves as a daily reminder of why we do what we do.

Helping our community be safer is why we started Thousand. We launched on Kickstarter in 2015, and we’re still grateful for each and every order that we ship, because it means another rider that's choosing to be safe by wearing a helmet. Every time a member of our community writes to us, letting us know their helmet kept them safe in an accident, we’re inspired to do even more and keep more riders safe on the road.
– Gloria Hwang, founder

Helping our community be safer is why we started Thousand. We launched on Kickstarter in 2015, and we’re still grateful for each and every order that we ship, because it means another rider that's choosing to be safe by wearing a helmet. Every time a member of our community writes to us, letting us know their helmet kept them safe in an accident, we’re inspired to do even more and keep more riders safe on the road.
– Gloria Hwang, founder

 

We named our company "Thousand" as a goal of helping to save 1000 lives by making helmets people actually want to wear. Our name serves as a daily reminder of why we do what we do.

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SUSTAINABILITY

The Future Is Green

We’re a Climate Positive business that offsets 110% of our annual carbon emissions to create a positive impact for our global community and for the benefit of the planet.

“We’ve helped offset the equivalent of the amount of carbon absorbed by over 300 acres of forest in one year just by offsetting the carbon emissions from shipping our product from our factory to our warehouse.”

– Gloria Hwang, founder

02

Diversity

There’s Nothing More Valuable Than Our Differences

Diversity in backgrounds, identities, and opinions get us to better, more inclusive solutions – faster.

“As of December 2020, our team is 40% BIPOC, 30% women, and 25% LGBTQIA. One of our priorities for next year and beyond is to improve equity and inclusion at every level of our team.”

– Gloria Hwang, founder

03

Community

We’re All In This Together

We believe in supporting each other and leaning on others when we need help.

– AMAR, co-founder

04

Impact

Remember Our Mission: To Help Save Lives

We founded Thousand with the goal of helping save 1000 lives by making helmets people want to wear. After all, a helmet can’t do its job if it’s hiding in your closet.

– AMAR, co-founder

05

Integrity

Don’t Compromise On Quality

From developing products to supporting customers, our priority is producing work that we’re proud of.

– AMAR, co-founder

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