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The Next Frontier for Backpack Design

Words by The North Face Equipment Product Development Manager, Chris Tagumi. Fourteen months ago, the equipment team was tasked with creating something that would alter the future landscape of backpacks, by bringing to market a product that would be revered as a game changer to the industry, and an iconoclast for the brand. Faced with …

Athlete and Administration Advocate for Arctic Wilderness

On January 25, 2015 the Department of the Interior released a revised Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) that will better sustain and manage the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the Brooks Range of Alaska. President Obama took it a step further and announced that he will ask Congress to designate an additional 12 million acres of …

Forest Offsets Score Double Win for Exploration and Wildlife

Since 2008, we at The North Face have worked with The Conservation Fund’s Go Zero program — which works with individuals, companies, and foundations to address climate change and habitat loss by protecting and restoring America’s forests — to calculate and offset 100% of the carbon footprint from our employee commuting and business travel. The following report …

Celebrating Heritage: Behind the Backyard Hoodie

As we spend this week traveling and preparing to break bread with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving, we will be reflecting on our nation’s heritage and taking gratitude in all that we have. We’ve come a long way, America, and some of the lessons of our first ancestors are ones that can actually help …

Go Behind the Seams of the 100% Recycled Denali Fleece

At The North Face, we believe in making great outdoor gear in a sustainable and responsible way. That’s why we’ve set a bold goal to have 100 percent of our polyester (or 80 percent of all of the fabric we use for apparel) come from recycled content by 2016. For a look at what we’re up to, Adam …