Hey there! In case you didn't already know, I'm Ashly, an avid traveler and the Founder and Chief Adventure Officer of SPLICE clothing. In 2017, I took off on the adventure of a lifetime, a trip that changed my life. I traveled to 22 countries on 5 continents in 292 days (~9.5 months) on an EPIC Round the World trip with my boyfriend, Carlos (read more about our trip here).
Before we left, I spent weeks packing my bag and curating the perfect 'Round the World Wardrobe' that would be suitable for any type of weather or occasion I might come across while traversing the globe.
That bag ended up being 50 pounds (~23 kilograms). Yep, 50 pounds that I had to carry on my back all around the world, through hectic airports, packed train stations, shady bus stops, crowded city squares, into cramped cabs, in the rain, uphill, through the mud, you name it and I carried my bag through it. Not to mention having to re-pack a 50 pound bag every few days after doing 'laundry' in the sink the night before, hoping all my clothes dry completely overnight.
Carrying my 50 pound backpack all around the world not only strengthened my leg and back muscles, but it also go me thinking...Why aren't there better options out there for functional, versatile travel clothing that is stylish but still compact and lightweight? Why can't I travel carry-on only, thus making this adventure much easier, and still have a variety of cute and multi-functional outfits to wear so I don't have to wear the same thing day in and day out? (Side note: Who wants to wear the same outfit in all their travel photos?!)
I knew traveling with a 50 pound backpack was not a feasible way to adventure easy, but I also knew that I wanted multiple outfit options while packing light. So what's a girl to do?
That's how I came up with the idea for SPLICE clothing, versatile activewear for adventurous travelers. All items in the SPLICE clothing collection earn their space in your travel wardrobe by pulling double duty, and sometimes triple, quadruple, or more! There are reversible, convertible, and multi-functional items that allow each piece to be worn in two or more different ways, making them TRULY versatile.
And we even curate travel capsule wardrobes from our collection based on the type of travel, such as a beach trip, hiking trip, or even long-term travel. We want to make picking and packing outfits for every adventure easier than its ever been.
With SPLICE clothing, you're able to pack light and adventure easy with a variety of stylish outfits you feel comfortable and confident traveling the world in. So adventurous travel mavens like you and me can continue doing what we love - exploring new destinations, meeting new people, trying new foods, learning about different cultures, and pursuing every opportunity for adventure - easily with confidence and a carry-on.
Have any questions about the upcoming launch of SPLICE clothing? Let me know in the comments!
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Very interesting concept. Great idea for travelers
Love this story! Very excited for your launch
Good luck baby😘
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