Based in the cities of Oakland and Austin the designers of Eight + Sand spend a fair amount of time on the road. They were inspired by the journey and an old rail yard saying meaning godspeed, or “I hope you get where you’re going and have what you need”. Conductors would bid each other farewell by saying eight and sand, “eight for a wide-open throttle and sand on the rails to ensure a smooth ride”. The company takes inspiration from the old in more ways than just the name, heirloom quality craftsmanship is the backbone of their designs. They strive to create pieces that fit in with the fewer better mindset, built to last, classic wardrobe staples.
Eight + Sand offers two growing collections, Classic and Heritage. The classic collection consists of pieces that are carried long term. The heritage collection consists of limited run pieces. No seasonality. No fashion cycles. Everything is manufactured in Oakland, CA.
In the old train yards of the American west, conductors often met between long rides. As they’d part ways they’d say, ‘Eight and Sand.’ That’s eight for a wide-open throttle and sand on the rails to ensure a smooth ride. To say it meant, ‘I hope you get where you’re going and have what you need.’
We wish you the same.