We’re all about the little guy here. JanSport, after all, was founded by two cousins in the back of a transmission garage in Seattle. That’s why we want to give a shout out to our buddies at HippyTree down in Hermosa Beach, CA.

HippyTree is a nature inspired surf and outdoor apparel company that was officially founded in 2004. We could tell you the story, but it’s much better coming from them. Their designs feauture rich artwork and detailed design; we especially love their unique graphic tees and boardshorts. The guys at HippyTree are looking to blow it up big this year and need your help building their business.

They’re in the running for a $250,000 small business grant from Chase and they need your vote to get it. All you need to do is click HERE , search “hippytree”, and place your vote. It’s that easy.

Of course, be sure to check out some of HippyTree’s gear at http://www.hippytree.com/