FIVE SCOOP: Grow Anthology Makes Longboard Skateboards from Recycled Paper.

Grow Anthology makes longboards from sustainable, eco-friendly material. Their passion comes from modern design, innovative materials, and seeing people stoked on their products.

Ben Roosa and Scott Hansen are the founders of Grow Anthology. Their skateboards are made in the U.S. from recycled paper called Richlite and are certified by the Rainforest Alliance. They ensure a tree is planted for each board sold to have a physical representation of what they are all about.

Ben and Scott grew up loving the outdoors. While Ben grew up in Minnesota climbing, skiing, camping, and fishing, Scott was a California kid who surfed, snowboarded and skated. They came together, embracing their love of the outdoors, with a business idea that protected the environment with sustainable design and manufacturing practices. They built prototypes and ensured that they were Forest Stewardship Council certified by the Rainforest Alliance while still having super strong decks with superior flex and texture.

“We think our products are cool, way cooler than we are,” says Scott. “Ben and I have different strengths, and knowing (and utilizing) these strengths efficiently is what makes us tick. In other words, our boards are greater than the sum of their parts.”

And that must be saying something because their sustainable, American made, eco-friendly parts are pretty great.

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