Boycott Weaver Leather: Free The SAKA
As members of the world wide tree climbing community, including arborists, tree workers, and other rope access disciplines, we are hereby giving notice to Weaver Leather LLC, and their parent company Capital Partners, that we will not allow our hard earned money to be used to stop industry innovation.
We are calling for a complete and immediate boycott of ALL Weaver products. This boycott is a direct response to the legal action that Weaver is taking to obstruct the production and sale of The Self Advancing Knee Ascender (S.A.K.A.) by Richard Mumford.
While we recognize the right of any company or individual to be compensated for patents and innovation, we believe that this kind of bullying against a small business is bad for the future of the industry that Weaver would like to be a part of.
Forming a monopoly on a specific kind of tool removes choices from the people who depend on those tools for their livelihood and safety, and as the customers that provide your income we will not allow our purchasing power to be used against the industry and community that we love.
This petition will be delivered to the executives of Weaver Leather LLC, and Capital Partners. We encourage them to negotiate a way by licensing or other means to be compensated for the patents they own without stopping future innovations.
Any response will be made public to allow individual signers of this petition the opportunity to judge for themselves if the boycott should be lifted.