A Long, Long Time Ago
It all began back in 2004. I had the idea to put a friend's headshop logo on stash jars, but that friend passed on the notion. Luckily when I got back to me and my best friend Matt's apartment, Matt was happy to develop the thought into a business model. From the start, we've been problem solvers. We knew people wanted a quality storage solution that expressed their style, and they could rely on to keep their bud fresh. At the time, I was a graphic designer and Matt worked for a tech company. We quickly combined powers, and 420 Jars was born right there in our living room.
420 Science Is Born
After growing the 420 jar line for a few years, it was time to branch out and provide well-curated solutions for every need that a smoking enthusiast has. In the following years, we've teamed up with product designers like Tristan, creator of the 420 Scope; Adam, inventor of RezBlock; Josh, the man behind Smoke Soap; and Stephan Peirce, the designer of the Kargo line. These guys are more than just our partners; they're our friends and part of the reason we love our jobs.
Rising To The Occasion
But we didn't stop there. We moved from Phoenix to Austin so we could be in the same city as our friend and collaborative partner David Daily, the founder of Grav Labs. Our companies are separate, but we work together to create products, solve problems, and grow our businesses. The communal spirit of our industry leads to a lot of collaboration. We've enjoyed the relationship we have with our friends at High Times Magazine, and we've worked with them to create the official stash jar of every Cannabis Cup since 2006. We've also made jars for bands such as 311 and Slightly Stoopid. And of course, we always love doing custom jars for smoke shops all over the world. Lately, we've been traveling the nation to tour and interview some of the most interesting and innovative places and people in our industry.