While in College, Lee Renshaw was traveling 1.5hr to school each way and would often stay at his girlfriend’s house or stay on campus on late nights rather than make the trek home.
To cope with the constant unknown of where he would end up each night, he packed and lived out of his duffle bag. He quickly became frustrated with the wrinkled clothes and had trouble finding his stuff. He set out to develop a solution that would solve his problem.
After many late nights learning how to sew his first prototypes, he came up with a portable shelving system built into his bag that could be hung to keep his stuff organized on the go.
This past spring, Rise to pitched their business to the Dragons on CBC’s Dragon’s Den on the premier episode and won the Dragons approval with a 100% hit rate!
Today, joined by his brother Sean Renshaw and girlfriend Nicole Bratty, Rise has 2 products available; a duffle bag suitable for weekend getaways and a suitcase organizer that fits in most suitcases for longer trips. Many new products are underway and will be available in the coming months.
We love travel. Seeing the world. Getting business done. Going place to place. Even if it’s in our own backyard. We are passionate about creating unique, innovative and highly functional mobility solutions that make getting around with your stuff easier and more rewarding. Rise products are available in North America for people who appreciate smarter travel solutions.
If you are like most active people, you are pretty tough on your gear. RISE puts great effort into choosing the best materials and providing you with the highest level of workmanship. We proudly stand behind everything we make. RISE products carry a lifetime warranty against defects in workmanship and materials.
When you a buy a Rise creation, we want you to feel that no detail was overlooked, nothing was left to chance and that our team put countless hours into making it the best product we possibly can.