The North Face

CSR & Sustainability News

The North Face is a California-based retailer of high-performance climbing and backpacking equipment. It was founded in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood in 1966.

3 Sustainable Fashion Trends to Watch During 2019

Several promising innovations are shaping sustainable fashion in 2019. Here’s a look at three major trends in eco-friendly apparel for this year and…

The North Face Expands Range of Sustainably Produced Wool Clothing

The North Face has doubled down on a new apparel line made from sustainably-sourced wool. Will consumers be willing to pay a price…

The North Face Helps Cut Plastic Trash in Parks with New Recycle Program

The North Face, well known for its eco-conscious outdoor products has launched a new initiative, this time designed to provide funding and support…

Timberland Helps Cotton Production Return to Haiti

Timberland and the Smallholders Farmers Alliance have reintroduced cotton as not only a way to help revitalize the economy, but to also claw…

Apparel Giant VF Corp. Launches Anti-Deforestation Policy

VF Corp., the $12 billion apparel company that includes brands such as Timberland, The North Face and Vans, plans to root out deforestation…

3p Weekend: These 10 Retailers Will Reward You For Recycling

Despite the environmental benefits, recycling items that aren't recoverable curbside can often seem like a lot of trouble. But retailers feel your pain.…

Farm to Fashion: The California Cloth Foundry

After working with the North Face on the famed locally-grown hoodie project, Lydia Wendt created her own line of American-grown-to-sewn textiles.

Cotton Production Transparency: Unraveling the Mysterious Supply Chain

Cotton is a particularly demanding crop with a complex supply. And while the solutions to complex issues are never simple, forward-thinking brands are…

The North Face Sources Only Cruelty-Free Down

In October 2014, the North Face committed to achieving 100 percent certified responsible down by fall 2017. It achieved its goal in fall…

Facing Climate: An Open Letter to CEOs and Citizens on the Need for Global Action

Todd Spaletto, president of The North Face, writes an open letter to citizens and CEOs to urge climate action.

Why Backpacking is a Sustainability 101 Course for Work and Home

Setting off on a long backpacking trip abroad will allow you to bring home lessons on living and working sustainably for when you…

Sustainability & Innovation: Adam Mott, The North Face

At SB15 we asked how innovation may or may not drive advancements in sustainability. We got a terrific range of responses, which we've…

The North Face Offers Grants to Fund Youth Outdoor Programs

For the sixth year, The North Face supports a fund for grant applications that connect kids to the outdoors.

VF Corp. Looks to Cut Chemicals in Textile Manufacturing

With its CHEM-IQ program, VF Corp. is not only turning a potential reputational risk into an innovative opportunity, but it is also reassuring…

14 Outdoor Companies Pledge to Boost Women’s Leadership

Fourteen outdoor industry companies, including REI and Patagonia, joined together to pledge more leadership roles for women. REI backed up its pledge with…