The Host Products Now Available at Hobo

According to the Hobo Press release:

Hobo will begin selling the first available Host products online today at the Hobo Online Store. Hobo is also working on several retail distribution agreements where the products will be sold.

“Stephenie has been fantastic to work with”, said Chad Swensen, founder of Hobo. “Her extraordinary talent and imagination behind The Host gives us incredible design concepts to work with. Even with Stephenie’s insane schedule with New Moon and Eclipse movie productions, she has worked with us on every detail to make sure the products are remarkable.”

“We are stoked to have Stephenie on board with Hobo”, said founder Jared Hancock. “Her global popularity and worldwide success gives us a huge boost in selling products that will contribute to our cause. A portion of all sales will go to the Hobo Foundation that helps homeless families who have been forced to live on the streets.”

Products include tee shirts and boards. Check it out! Which design is your favorite.

Stephenie Meyer Partners with Hobo

Back a couple of moths ago, we first heard of the Hobo skatebboard company when they created a one-of-a-kind skateboard to auction off for the Save The Book Babe event. ( Side note Pel just had coffee with Faith AKA the Book Babe this weekend and she’s hanging in there, and she has plans for the future.) Well now it seems that the group is expanding their partnership with Stephenie Meyer.

“They started the Hobo Foundation simultaneously with the business. They will give a portion of their profits, when they get some, to the foundation, which will partner with local charities that benefit the homeless. The two briefly considered whether “hobo” might be considered politically incorrect, but they decided the term fit their mission and would appeal to the young people in their target customer base. The company motto is “We share the same streets.”

The charity aspect was a key draw for Meyer, Hancock said. Meyer, who also lives in Cave Creek and is a family friend of Hancock’s, invited him to design a one-of-a-kind skateboard for a cancer-charity auction she was hosting in the spring. The deck sold for $1,500, and she was so impressed that she approached the two men about partnering on a line of gear.

“She knew that by doing that deck for the charity event, people saw Hobo as a company tied to a social cause,” Hancock said.”

Read the rest on AZ Central. Ty to Nigela