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Traid University - Michael Medvedev & Peter Frelinghuysen // Williams ‘22

Traid University - Michael Medvedev & Peter Frelinghuysen // Williams ‘22

Two guys with long hair, looking for a way to keep hair out of their faces while also supporting the environment: Michael and Peter started Earth Caps, selling hats that use a unique fabric to reduce plastic waste, and Earth Cups, selling cups made out of biodegradable material.

Earth Caps Blog #1 - 2020 Year in Review

Earth Caps Blog #1 - 2020 Year in Review

Welcome to the Earth Caps Blog, a direct forum for all things Earth Caps––written by co-Founders Michael and Peter. Yes, we know that blogs seem as outdated as Blackberry’s or MySpace, but we also think it’s part of our job to keep you––our fans and followers––updated on our progress. And, at least to us, our growth has been really exciting, making it something we’d like to share. In addition, we see the importance of transparency when a company’s social mission is so closely aligned with its ethos. 

With environment top of mind, Williams students harbor grand designs for cap business

With environment top of mind, Williams students harbor grand designs for cap business

Peter Frelinghuysen and Michael Medvedev, who played together on the Williams tennis team, noticed in spring 2019 that their collection of caps, which both used frequently to contain their prodigious locks, had become rather large and had come from a wide variety of sources.

Earth Caps: Buy a Cap, Save the Earth! (And Look Great)

Earth Caps: Buy a Cap, Save the Earth! (And Look Great)

By Allison Frison • Williams Contributor • Wellness

In summer 2019, two Williams College students and tennis teammates, Michael (Misha) Medvedev and Peter Frelinghuysen founded Earth Caps, an environmentally focused clothing company dedicated to giving back to the community by combating climate change. Earth Caps is committed to donating $5 from every cap sold to environmental organizations that work to combat global warming and remedy its devastating effects on our planet. The company’s mission is quite simple: “Buy a cap, save the Earth”...


What is Earth Caps? - Entrepreneurship at Williams - Video

What is Earth Caps? - Entrepreneurship at Williams - Video

Co-founders Michael Medvedev and Peter Frelinghuysen interview with the Entrepreneurship club at Williams College