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Oveja Negra Chosen as 2019 Wright Award Winner


Oveja Negra was just selected as the 2019 Wright Award Winner at The Wright award night that capped off three days of keynotes, panel discussions and workshops showcasing the industry and the culture of the outdoors in Golden, Colorado last night.

Each year Something Independent selects a new class of Wright Contenders from a pool of over 100 peer-nominated businesses from across the Rocky Mountain Region. This select group is made up of companies who make the things and design the stuff that helps move us to and through the outdoors. The contenders are selected with a number of considerations including Rocky Mountain mindset; an approach to work; model of leadership; making it work (resilience); strength of message; business story; and culture. Each contender created a 90-second film which debuted last night at the Wright Award at Colorado School of Mines.

Oveja Negra Bikepacking
Salida, Colorado

“Oveja Negra embodies The Wright and our mission to learn from and honor real people, real work and real communities,” “They know that being sustainable means more than making a profit. It means investing in your community, fostering relationships and making a product that works for real people.” said Chuck Sullivan, co-founder of Something Independent and founder of The Wright.

Oveja Negra threadworks make bikepacking & lightweight touring gear for the adventure cyclist in Salida and Leadville, Colorado, USA with as many domestically sourced materials as possible.

Oveja Negra is Spanish for Black Sheep, chosen because it denotes something out of the norm, something different. The Spanish part of their name was inspired by the founders’ bicycle tours in South America. Plus, they said, “it’s fun to say!”

Each year Something Independent selects a new class of Wright Contenders from a pool of over 100 peer-nominated businesses from across the Rocky Mountain Region. This select group is made up of companies who make the things and design the stuff that helps move us to and through the outdoors. The contenders are selected with a number of considerations including Rocky Mountain mindset; an approach to work; model of leadership; making it work (resilience); strength of message; business story; and culture. Each contender created a 90-second film which debuted tonight at the event at Colorado School of Mines.

“Oveja Negra embodies The Wright and our mission to learn from and honor real people, real work and real communities. They know that being sustainable means more than making a profit. It means investing in your community, fostering relationships and making a product that works for real people.” said Chuck Sullivan, co-founder of Something Independent and founder of The Wright.

We say congratulations to Oveja Negra and thank you for contributing to our mountain town communities vibrancy.

For further information on their products:

www.ovejanegrabikepacking.com

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