Trtl’s aim is to make travel comfortable, enjoyable and stress-free, so that both business travelers and vacationers alike can arrive at their destination refreshed, rested and ready to explore. We know that the journey isn’t always the best part of the trip and we’re always looking for new ways we can innovate and improve your travel experience with our range of travel pillows, accessories and more. Travel healthy, rested and happy and make the most of your trip and the destination.
HOW IT BEGAN
Trtl was founded in 2013 by Michael Corrigan and David Kellock. After studying mechanical engineering at university, they started traveling the world. Traveling on low budget airlines and enduring uncomfortable economy flights and overnight trains they soon realised that there could be a better solution to sleeping on the go than traditional, u-shaped travel pillows.
So after in-depth research and hard graft they developed over 80 prototypes, and finally the Trtl Pillow was born. Designed to offer an alternative to bulky and ineffective travel pillows, the Trtl Pillow revolutionised the way we travel - offering a genuine opportunity for travelers to rest on route and arrive feeling refreshed and ready to explore. With a compact frame and unobtrusive design, the Trtl Pillow is perfect for light travelers, business trips and more.
With the success of the Trtl Pillow building, and more and more people turning away from traditional travel pillows we started looking for new ways to innovate and continue to improve and develop our product range.
In 2018 we launched the Trtl Pillow Plus on Kickstarter and Indiegogo. We were delighted to receive so much support for our crowdfunding campaign - which helped us to bring the world’s first fully adjustable travel pillow to life! Based on the classic Trtl Pillow, with premium materials and a unique mechanism for a fully personalised fit, the Trtl Pillow Plus is a great option for all travelers, especially those looking to customise their comfort.
We also launched our range of Trtl Travel Socks, featuring gentle compression to promote healthy blood flow while travelling, working or relaxing at home. We continued to expand our range and were delighted to add the Trtl Travel Wrap and Trtl Sleep Mask to our range. The Trtl Wrap delivers temperature control and comfort in a minimal package, perfect for light travelers. Our Trtl Sleep Mask is a world first, combining total blackout technology with a unique ‘take a peek’ panel, offering a filtered view of your surroundings without needing to remove the mask. The Trtl Packing Pods are packing cubes reinvented - with an innovative compression system, incredible capacity and a hang anywhere system included.
REFRESH & PROTECT
Our main priority at Trtl has always been to ensure that our customers feel comfortable and we’re confident that our products can help ensure that every journey is a great one. It’s more essential than ever to look out for one another while we travel to ensure we can continue to explore the world safely. With that in mind, we are developing two ranges of products specifically tailored to ensure all travelers can feel safe, refreshed and comfortable on every journey, from the shortest commute to the longest adventure. We can’t wait to share more with you.
Today, Trtl is a global brand with a great range of products sold worldwide and a growing team who work to develop and deliver innovative accessories that truly make a difference to the way we travel. We are a group of adventurous people who love to make a difference, take naps, share our experiences and spread the word of healthy travel.
Trtl Accolades & Awards
Summit Awards - Rising Star of the Year, Michael Corrigan 2018
Scottish Export Awards - Small Exporter of the Year 2018
Scottish Export Awards - E-commerce Exporter of the Year 2017
Enterprise Awards - Best Digital Winner 2014
Scottish Edge Fund - Young Edge Winner 2014
Shell Livewire - Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist 2014
Earlier this year, we had local NHS nurses be our models for the day, promoting a giveaway of 150 pairs of Trtl Compression Socks to amazing nurses around the globe and testing out the benefits of compression socks for those who work long hours on their feet.
As a result we have donated a total 10,000 of our Trtl Compression Socks to acute nurses in hospitals across the UK and an additional 3,000 to medical teams in Seattle.
2019 has been another exciting year for Trtl. We released our much asked for kid's travel solution, the Trtl Pillow Junior, along with our first product made with recycled materials, the Trtl Packing Pods.
And most recently we've introduced our 3 in 1 compression bag, lumbar support and blanket, the Trtl Wrap!
We can't wait to see what happens in 2020 - watch this space!
In 2018 one of our co-founders David flew the nest onto new ventures. Since then Michael has been leading team Trtl as CEO, we have also grown our team and welcomed new members to the Trtl offices.
We launched two new travel products, Trtl Compression Socks and the Trtl Pillow Plus, which launched on Kickstarter in October - we were fully funded in under 6 hours!
2017 - 2015
In 2015 the Trtl Pillow also broke the internet after a mention on Huffington Post with a record amount of sales in under 48 hours! We're also featured on the popular BBC TV Show, Dragon's Den.
2016 was an exciting one for us as we featured at multiple celebrity events in the US. Trtl showcased at the Oscars and the MTV European Music Awards. We were also featured on the hit shows Good Morning America and The View.
2017 took Trtl to the Grammys, and saw us pick up the E-Commerce Exporter of the Year award at the Scottish Export Awards.
2014 - 2010
Trtl was founded by Michael Corrigan and David Kellock. After meeting in university and travelling around Europe as students they realised they could create a better solution for sleeping on the go. Over 80 prototypes later the Trtl Pillow was born.
In 2014 we launched our first product, the Trtl Pillow, with successful retail partner Amazon.