What We Believe
At ORRA, we believe the world should be experienced and enjoyed, but we also know that we must collectively change our habits to preserve it and foster meaningful connection with our fellow earthlings.
That was the stark realization ORRA founder Ryan Thompson made while flying over the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, the world’s largest accumulation of ocean plastic, located between California and Hawaii.
Having lived out of a bag, quite literally for decades — as a combat veteran turned airline pilot, experiencing firsthand the best and worst of travel gear — he turned his pain into push with an innovative response in the fight against environmental decline that also helps people travel in a smarter way.
The idea for ORRA was born and the journey began.