Never Stop Exploring
"AT THE HEART OF THE NORTH FACE IS A MISSION TO INSPIRE A GLOBAL MOVEMENT OF OUTDOOR EXPLORATION AND CONSERVATION. WE BELIEVE THE SUCCESS OF OUR BUSINESS IS FUNDAMENTALLY LINKED TO HAVING A HEALTHY PLANET.”
-ARNE ARENS, PRESIDENT, THE NORTH FACE
The North Face was founded in 1966 by two hiking enthusiasts who resolved to follow their passions. From the beginning, in a small mountaineering retail store in San Francisco's North Beach, the brand committed to two principles: serving all those who desired to explore and serving our natural wild lands by helping to conserve them.
Those commitments continue to guide the company today. As The North Face approaches their sixth decade, it pledges to:
- Empower exploration and the thrill of the unknown for as many people as possible.
- Protect the places where we live, play, and operate.
- Evolve the way we make our products by improving our environmental performance and social responsibility in the supply chain.
The North Face Renewed program is just the latest example of these values in action. The North Face is the first and largest public company to engage in recommerce. They are leading by example, working to shift from a traditional, linear model to a circular model where people share, resell, repair and recycle clothing to keep it out of landfills and in the value chain. Since launching in June 2018, The North Face Renewed has diverted 99,096 lbs of textile waste from landfill.
All of that renewing work has led to an incredible collection of The North Face Renewed clothing. If you haven't checked out it lately, head on over now and see what it looks like to extend the life of products through social and environmental good.