Derive or Dérive [de.ʁiv], "drift" (French), means a spontaneous and unplanned journey where travelers leave their lives behind and are guided by landscapes and architectures.
This could describe life in general or small journeys, we hope when you’re wandering through a new place, you just happen to wander on a path that takes you to greater discoveries. So whenever you derive from life, you derive greater.
We aim to develop products that most of the commercial brands not willing to develop due to margin concern for light travelers and minimalist in the most cost-effective way.
A few years back then, I’ve made the decision to quit my corporate job, sold almost 90% of my belongings, and begin with my backpacking journey. I tried to live a minimalist lifestyle, it goes pretty well at first, but due to the weather changes and different activities needs, I ended up with a bigger backpack with 3 extra jacket in it at the end of the 16months trip.
- Zev, Founder of Derive Collection