New Zealand is the homeland of Tim, one of our co-founders. It's an island a bit smaller than California, and it's positioned about 1,300 miles from the east coast of Australia (but you probably already knew that). So yeah, it’s pretty far away. We named the company Allbirds because it's so remote, in fact, that when man first arrived, there were all birds, no mammals. The “Allbirds” name is a nod to our belief that we need to adopt a more thoughtful approach to the way we live.