In the Summer of 2010, Josephine, Chris and David were in the process of founding the company, but they could not agree on a name.
The name had to reflect the spirit of Vancouver and the values of the community. In search of inspiration, the three drove around Stanley Park and got out at Totem Park. Playing tourist, they stood in the shade of the tall totems and looked up to the sky feeling very small. Josephine turned to Chris and David, who both stand at 6 foot 3 and remarked – “Now you know what it is like to stand under you two tall totems”. And the name was born.