Our commitment to sustainability runs through everything we do, not just what we make. We prioritize ethically sourced and responsibly produced materials. We design for maximum utility and lifespan, and our members-first model is designed to reduce the waste and overconsumption that has defined the apparel industry.
Our design philosophy combines modularity and systemness to create the fewest number of products for the maximum possible uses. We design all the products to work together to eliminate the need for hyper-specialized garments and over-consumption.
Our membership model may be our most radical act of sustainability. Instead of selling to customers, we work with our members to meet their needs while reducing waste and overproduction. We make what our members want and nothing more. We grow as our community grows instead of just making more stuff.
The most sustainable garment is the one that’s never made. Each trade-in helps us make less by keeping our garments in circulation as long as possible. When you return your pieces to us, we clean, refurbish, repair, and resell them to prolong their lifecycle and avoid the waste of making new things.
We take responsibility for everything that goes into our products. But sustainability is a multifaceted challenge. Minimizing the environmental impact of each element is critical but quality is essential to make garments enduring and resilient. So we only use products that meet both the highest quality and sustainability standards.
For most of the technical fabrics in the collection, we use either Pertex Shield® (for example the Shell) or Pertex Quantum® (for the Insulation Shirt) which are both recycled and PFAS free. Shield® offers superior and durable protection from the rain while Quantum® is super lightweight and packable.
We use Re:Down on our Puffer because it is both 100% recycled and achieves the highest quality standard of 90/10 down to feather ratio, and 700 fill power.
We use a 100% recycled fleece from Italian Fabric Mill Pontetorto, which is a combination of pre and post-consumer waste (leftover scraps and plastic bottles). We recognise that the biggest issue with fleece are microfibres they shed when being laundered, so we recommend washing your fleeces inside a product like a Guppyfriend.