Combining nearly 20 years of experience in the apparel and fashion industry, two friends decided to join forces and set forth on an adventure of their own.
Compas Life started out in 2013 as a simple vision between two friends to create apparel that embodies an inspirational message. In a rapidly shrinking world full of technological glory, we often forget to disconnect.
Founders Tim Fealey & John Schildbach were both born and raised in Upstate New York and moved to New York City to pursue their careers. After many years in NYC, the two opted for a change.
The brand began at a transitional time in their lives with both Tim and John leaving New York City to pursue new adventures. As we took root in our new homes, the Upstate of Mind™ was born. Whether Upstate New York or anywhere in the USA, the Upstate of Mind™ embodies the idea of breaking routine and embracing the beauty that surrounds us.
2020 was a difficult, but educational year for all.
Our journey has taken many twists and turns but the Compas Life has always brought us to the Upstate of Mind™. Much of our collection has evolved to showcase this and throughout the next phase of our journey we are excited to embrace these new adventures.
Thank you for joining us on this journey!
THE UPSTATE OF MIND™ IS THE FEELING WHEN YOU EXHALE YOUR WORKWEEK AND INHALE THAT SMALL-TOWN RELAXATION.
Whether you're local to Upstate, a weekender or just a traveler - there is something special about breaking your routine and enjoying adventures in a new place.
Mountains, Lakes, Small Towns & Weekend Drives - These are all emblematic of the Upstate of Mind™ but it's also much than a peaceful environment. Our signature collection was born out of a need to escape the daily grind and reset.
UPSTATE OF MIND ™ IS A REGISTERED TRADEMARK OF COMPAS LIFE™.