In 1988, Kevin and Keith Johnson embarked on a journey to the far corners of planet Earth collecting and designing hats that made everybody laugh. In 1993, elope (Everybodyﾒs Laughing on Planet Earth) was formed. Today, elope offers our customers a large variety of fun accessories from head to toe!
Based in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado, elope has grown from the family garage to our current 55,000 square foot, creek-side location with views of the Colorado mountain range.
elope has always been on the cutting edge of design and innovation with our products, but we donﾒt stop there. We carry our innovation over to our people. We foster an environment that brings out the best in everyone on our team. Our team members enjoy flexible work schedules, profit sharing, a family-oriented work environment (including our annual Easter egg hunt and Halloween bash), and a true love for what we do!
We are dedicated to fair trade and conducting business in a socially responsible manner. We have developed an exclusive partnership with our manufacturing facility in Guangzhou, China. In 2001 we built a new factory complete with on-site dormitories and a cafeteria that serves a variety of different dishes at each meal. Workers enjoy a comfortable work environment, benefits, vacation time, and regular work hours.
The Elope factory is certified by the International Council of Toy Industries CARE Process (Caring, Aware, Responsible & Ethical) and is also CTPAT (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) certified. We consider our people in China part of the elope family and are committed to making our factory conditions the best they can be.
Elope strives to be socially responsible with a company wide commitment to community service. In 2002, elope began working with the St. Baldrickﾒs Foundation, raising money to benefit childrenﾒs cancer research and treatment.
Elope products are made from superior materials and are brought to you by people committed to offering you the best in customer service, dedication, and never-ending enthusiasm! You can feel good about your partnership with elope. Enjoy our whimsical wearables; laugh and the whole world laughs with you!
To make the highest quality, eclectic imaginable while offering superior customer service, all through socially responsible business practices and dedication to fair trade and community service.