Climate change is the new reality - something needs to change in the ways that we produce and consume our clothing. At The North Face, nature is at the heart of everything they do, and they are constantly innovating their practices to be as sustainable as possible. Carol Shu, Global Sustainability Manager at The North Face, outlines how her team wants to make an impact.
Sustainable and Ethical Collection
We believe in living with nature in harmony and respect, giving back to it and to our community. Each of our brands has been carefully selected to reflect these ideals: a commitment to sustainable fashion, and eco-friendly initiatives that help inform our clients’ choices. Shop SustainableShop Sustainable
A bluesign-certified product was made according to strict social, ethical and environmental standards.
Fair Trade Certified
A Fair Trade-certified product ensures that the highest ethical, social and environmental standards have been met in its manufacture.
Responsible Down Standard
The RDS standard certifies that the down used comes from ethical and responsible farms.
All our organic-labelled products contain a minimum of 40% organic fibres.
All our recycled-labelled products are made from at least 40% recycled materials.
Responsible wool comes from accredited farms that guarantee respect for both sheep and land.
A certified vegan product does not contain any compounds of animal origin.
norda is completely changing the trail running game. The Montreal-based brand has achieved new levels of both performance and sustainable manufacturing with the norda 001—the first shoe to feature soles made from bio-based Dyneema, the world’s lightest and strongest fibre.
The brand began making recycled polyester from plastic soda bottles in 1993–the first outdoor clothing manufacturer to transform trash into fleece. It was a positive first step–one that uses fewer resources, discards less and better protects people’s health. This season, 64% of Patagonia’s fabrics are made with recycled materials.
Smartwool’s most popular year-round performance apparel is getting an eco-conscious makeover. Their new Merino 150 plant-based dyeing process colours each item uniquely, without sacrificing performance. When they add new materials and processes to their responsibly sourced Merino wool products, we want them to be as sustainable as possible.