Elevating Women’s Jiu Jitsu
Gaidama was founded by women who roll hard. We were tired of the flimsy, see-through fabrics and played out unisex cuts that are so well-known to women’s grappling spats. We were tired of wearing shorts on top or compression shorts underneath, or worse worrying about what was showing too much and where. We were tired of having to pull up our waistband between rounds to hide peeping panties or half moons. We were tired of a lot of things. What we wanted was the ultimate pair of women’s grappling spats, but they didn’t exist. So we made them. We didn’t stop there though – our rashguards, board shorts, apparel, and accessories all exemplify the peak standards we set for quality, performance, and fit. And with our community as our guide, we are constantly evolving our products, incorporating consumer feedback into the next iteration of our designs.
Supporting Small Business
We have a lot of missions at Gaidama, but one of the ones we like to highlight is our dedication to small business. At every opportunity we aim to give our business to those working at the grassroots level, because we’ve been there. We know exactly how hard it is to thrive as a small business in a corporate world. We believe that the most character and best service are found in our community’s boutique businesses. That’s why we partner with other small jiujiteira-owned businesses like Luxury Shack on our soaps and bath soaks and Machia Designs on our patches and decals.
Preserving Our Planet
Another core mission at Gaidama is the preservation of our common Mother, our planet Earth. Things like the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, our dying reefs, and our dwindling forests inspire us to support change. That’s why we print our packing slips on 100% recycled paper and package exclusively with mailers and shipping labels made in the USA by EcoEnclose, one of our favorite companies spearheading cutting edge innovations for eco-friendly and sustainable packaging solutions. Our latest EcoEnclose mailers are 100% recycled and curbside recyclable paper stock mailers, which check all the boxes for us from durability to plastic-free. Additionally we make quarterly donations to The Ocean Cleanup Project, one of the most inspiring and innovative non-profits of our time, working tirelessly to clean up our oceans in their current state and prevent more waste from heading downstream through cleanup efforts in our river systems.