By incorporating circular into its design philosophy, The North Face is building processes to operate within the constraints of a finite planet. One of the best examples of that philosophy is their Remade Collection. The collection is a line of creatively repaired, one of a kind styles made by upcycling The North Face products and fabrics in new ways.
The collection was made possible by the designers who participated in the 2019 Design Residency. The North Face Design Residency is an ongoing project that educates designers about circular design principles to make products more repairable, reusable or recyclable. The goal is to create purposeful solutions inside a framework that considers the complete lifecycle of the garment and apply circular principles through hands on repair and redesign. During the Residency designers apply these learnings and launch new lines of products made entirely of existing materials. The hands-on work of the Residency takes place at The Renewal Workshop.
Remade garments are repaired based on design standards created by The North Face Design Team. These standards are conceived, tested, and formalized during the Design Residency workshops. Each Remade garment is individually assessed and creatively repaired, making each piece unique, one of a kind, and backed by a one-year Renewed warranty.
New collections of Remade products will be added as new design standards are created through future Design Residencies. We’re excited to share this newest collection of Remade products from The North Face Renewed.