Though formally founded in 2004 by South Bay surfer, climber and artist, Andrew Sarnecki, HippyTree more accurately began at the beginning of the millennium with a twenty-one year old Sarnecki who, at the time, sported waist-length dreads and a car fully equipped with spray-paint cans, surfboard, and a camera. ‘Hippy,’ the name Sarnecki’s friends fittingly called him, also marked his half-ironic graffiti moniker. With a tag where the “i” in Hippy appeared in the image of a tree, the foundation and original logo of HippyTree was being paved before the vision was even realized.
Today HippyTree is a nature inspired surf and outdoor apparel company. HippyTree is dedicated to designing products and graphics that embody the “surf & stone” lifestyle. HippyTree’s rugged apparel designs and hand drawn graphics featuring waves, mountains and wildlife reflect the company’s passion for surfing and the outdoors. Marked by the “green tree” logo, HippyTree is committed to softening its environmental impact by using eco-friendly materials and manufacturing.