Every month the Ariaprene Facebook page hosts a giveaway sweepstakes or contest. Normally our prize is a product made with Ariaprene. However, for the month of May, we wanted to feature a company simply because we think they’re awesome. Grove is an independent Portland company, which makes iPhone and iPad cases. I had no idea what to expect when I toured their manufacturing facility last year, but was blown away by the inspiration, creative energy and sense of community that permeated the company. Their products can stand on their own, for the artistic designs laser etched into beautifully grafted bamboo cases. While it’s rare to find products
so beautifully made in the USA, it’s even more rare to find a company with such a strong sense of community and family. Manufactured in the heart of Portland, OR, Grove was started by two designers. Both were close friends; Joe was a laser engraver and Ken specialized in furniture design. They combined their abilities and the joint support of their friends and family, to create a business with so much heart and talent, it couldn’t help but succeed! You can read Grove’s story here, or visit Ariaprene’s Facebook page for a chance to win a free case of your own.