At Vélosophy we bring great urban commuters to biking citizens around the globe, at the same time as we co-operate with UNICEF and World Bike Relief to provide schoolgirls in developing countries with bicycles. – For every Vélosophy sold we donate another bike to a young schoolgirl – bringing her hope of a brighter future.
Fact is that giving a girl a bike will increase her presence in school with close to 30% and her results with as much as 60%. And according to Plan UK – An extra year of education increases a girls’ income by 10 to 20 per cent and is a significant step on the road to breaking the cycle of poverty. Educated girls mean the chance of a better life for themselves and their children, a more prosperous community, a better workforce and a wealthier nation –. It is facts like that, that inspires us everyday.
We may be small but we are ambitious and determined to challenge the bicycle business as we know it. We do it through the brand promise – giving a bicycle away for every one we sell. We do it when our donation bicycles are manufactured supporting local labour and local business. We do it when we co-operate with local craftsmen in Romania – engaging them to produce part of our accessories. And we do it selling most of our bicycles directly through our web store – and thereby creating room for our brand promise: i.e. donating a bicycle for everyone we sell.
With fewer words: Vélosophy is – part bicycle and part philosophy.
Vélosophy has recently been featured in publications such as: Hypebeast, Highsnobiety and Design Milk.