Alite Designs is run by a small team of designers and outdoor enthusiasts who encourage people to interact with nature. Designer Tae Kim founded Alite to share his belief in the importance of having a relationship with nature. Tae Kim grew up in the wilderness of Alaska and wants to share his passion for the wilderness with others. Alite Designs seeks to make the outdoors enjoyable, exciting, accessible and less frightening through their well designed, functional bags. Whether it’s hiking through the woods or lounging at the beach, Alite makes cool outdoor gear to get you there. Alite Designs takes pride in being a part of San Francisco. Products in Alite’s Made in California Collection are all handmade using local supplies in San Francisco. Alite is passionate about giving back to their home city and community, so the company raises money for causes and hosts events in their retail store for local artists.