We are Bird, we're curating an outdoor lifestyle store for women, focused on, but not limited to, hiking, cycling, climbing, camping and outdoor swimming. We have currently launched a small selection of accessories with a select few brands but hope to keep growing and expanding in the coming months.
You can head over to our Instagram to see what we've been up to in the last few months and sign up to our newsletter below to keep in touch.
Bird started after spending a lot of time with friends and social groups in the outdoors and realising a couple of things: women are sorely under represented in outdoor stores and what is available can often be uninspiring ...(we mean no disrespect to our elders here we just think there's a lot of rad women out there who deserve our undivided attention).
We are out there and we are taking up the space we deserve in the outdoors communities so why is this not translating in to more outdoors stores?
This disconnect is what led to Bird coming to life!
We want to redress the imbalance by being one of the first women's outdoor stores in the UK, for women, owned and ran by women.
We are curating a store that showcases;
- women owned brands
- brands with women in decision making roles
- brands with ranges designed specially for women
- brands owned and run by allies who will back our mission
Now, we know that this isn't going to all come together overnight, it's going to be a journey to bring all of these companies together but one that we hope you want to come along for the ride.
We are working to be more than just an online store, we're looking to build a community that not only brings together all of the amazing groups that are already out there blazing a trail but welcomes in anyone who wants to be part of our team.
We currently hold monthly social hikes and bouldering meet ups as well as more sporadic rides. We're keen to build on this with women led bike mechanic workshops, introductions to outdoor swimming, navigation walks, amongst other events. All of our socials and events are women-led.
Our mission, values and principles are currently being honed and we will soon be updating this page...
We will be running regular social walks and rides in and around the North West of England. All of our events are women led.
We're keen to build on our events with women led bike mechanic workshops, introductions to outdoor swimming & indoor bouldering, navigation walks and more - so watch this space!