Exploration is finding the thing we love and relentlessly pursuing it. That pursuit is embodied by people around the globe.Shop The North Face Backpacks
It begins with our world-class athletes. Their suggestions, recommendations and new equipment ideas provide the inspiration and challenges that drive the research and development of advanced materials, innovative design and construction. The most crucial step involves testing both in our laboratories and with our athletes on expeditions around the world pushing themselves to the edge of their physical and intellectual possibilities.
The desire to share our passion for the outdoors is the catalyst behind all we do as a company and the reason that we work to manage our products and operations responsibly. At our new headquarters office in California, more than 100% of our electricity is provided by renewable source and we have developed industry-leading strategies with our Responsible Down Standard and Clothes the Loop apparel and footwear recycling program. Our athletes are empowering students to take action on climate change through Hot Planet/Cool Athletes presentations, and the Explore Fund is helping young people across the country experience and explore the outdoors.
Our commitment to creating products that safeguard the environment is particularly challenging when it comes to delivering the high-performance apparel and equipment our customers expect. We are working closely with our industry peers as members of the Outdoor Industry Association Chemical Management Working Group.
As The North Face increases the amount of recycled plastic in our polyester fabric, we provide a market solution for a growing problem - used water and soda bottles. We are also helping to reduce dependence on fossil fuels by reusing those materials already in existence. In addition, recycled polyester has a lower impact on air and water resources than virgin polyester.
Our product stewardship philosophy is based on creating products that last a lifetime. We offer a lifetime warranty for our apparel and equipment with the goals of keeping products out of the landfill, reducing the need to purchase replacement goods and minimizing environmental impact.