TRMTAB, The name
TRMTAB is inspired by a term coined by systems theorist Buckminster Fuller. "Call me trimtab," he famously said referring to a tiny surface on the end of a ship rudder. With a little pressure, it can change the direction of the ship. An individual can be a trimtab by making small changes that lead to a big impact.
TRMTAB serves as a reminder that we can all be trim tabs. In a partnership with Prachi Leathers, in Kanpur, India, TRMTAB launched the factory's first upcycling initiative, and their first small change. Our collections and making methods continue to be inspired by the power of creating small changes.