Best Business Practices
We are a privately held company dedicated to building outdoor clothing for people to enjoy the outdoors and be comfortable while having fun. Because of our size and ability to build to our business forecast and not to stockholder growth expectations we manage the forecast and production tightly. Thereby greatly reducing the amount of excess fabrics, dyes and coatings. When we do have excess fabric, we use it in another style or change fabric types so it can be used with little or no waste. When all else is exhausted we build reusable tote bags instead of destroying or dumping the fabric.
We only partner with Bluesign® Certified Manufacturers and Fabric Mills. Bluesign® promotes responsible and sustainable manufacturing of textile consumer products providing safer and more sustainable environments for people to work in and everyone to live in. Bluesign® traces each textile’s path along the manufacturing process, making improvements at every stage from factory floor to finished product and the environmental impact of textiles for good. Bluesign® is the acknowledged independent verifier to secure trust and transparency in efficient manufacturing & safety for employees.
The Responsible Down Standard is an independent, voluntary global standard, The Responsible Down Standard aims to ensure that down and feathers come from animals that have not been subjected to an unnecessary harm and allows companies can choose to certify their products to the RDS. The RDS was developed and revised over three years, with the input of animal welfare groups, industry experts, brands and retailers. The standard recognizes and rewards the best practices in animal welfare.
Allied Down specializing in the manufacture of the highest quality down and feather products. Allied Down is family business whose goal has always been to make their end consumers and partners feel committed to upholding ethical business practices. Allied Down’s commitment extends to safeguarding the environment and the welfare of animals. Thanks in part to Allied’s continuous compassionate measures, they have earned the prestigious Bluesign® approval.
We are pleased to partner with Repreve® and weave our most popular styles with their proprietary fabric. Repreve® transforms recycled plastic bottles into athletic and fashion apparel. Embracing a new future performance fiber made from recycled materials creates products that are making a difference. Transforming recycled bottles into a repurposed fiber with embedded properties like wicking, adaptive warming and cooling, water repellency, insulation, and more…. Reliable, durable quality. We embrace and support finding new life for recycled materials.
Elimination of the use of the previous generation of PFCs referred to as C8 or long-chain fluorocarbons, which contain a contaminant called PFOA. Through the elimination of PFCs from our Durable Water Repellent (DWR) treatments and membrane manufacturing we are continuing our commitment to reduce the environmental impact of our consumer products while maintaining a high level of durability and performance.