One Planet is a company founded on passion. We’re passionate about our products, our people and our planet.
In our Melbourne factory, we produce world-class gear, specialising in rucksacks, sleeping bags and tents for the travel and outdoor adventure markets. Our philosophy is simple: make it good, make it work, make it last. We have been manufacturing outdoor gear for more than 30 years, during which time both products and company have continually evolved.
Is designed and developed locally, allowing small changes to evolve into continually improving products.
Is not just ‘good enough’: we’re passionate about getting it right.
Has comfort as the highest priority.
Is built to last: our philosophy of over-engineering is matched by the durability of our materials and construction methods.
In an industry where local manufacturing is almost extinct and importing from Asia is the norm, One Planet still proudly manufactures in Australia. The reduced production processes and increased manufacturing efficiency in our Melbourne factory allow us to remain competitive in price while beating the quality of imported products.
One Planet is small, employing around 30 people. It is very much a hands-on operation for its owner, with everything from design to production to sales done from the Melbourne factory and office, allowing real control over quality, the company’s direction, customer satisfaction, and just about everything else.
We make a great effort to reduce our impact on the environment, from producing products that last and servicing our gear to recycling paper, plastic and food. (Our worms are very well fed!) Our factory has been carbon neutral since 2005: we reduce our emissions as much as possible, and then offset the remainder.
One Planet as it is today is the culmination of mergers between Aiking Equipment, Adventure Designs and One Planet, and owned by Managing Director Andrew King, who first began making rucksacks in 1988!