Better isn’t a destination. It’s a journey. And because exploration is in our nature, it’s a journey we won’t stop travelling. From better fabrics and materials to better partnerships with our suppliers, we promise we’ll never stop exploring how to leave our basecamp in better condition than we found it, for the next generation of explorers.

Meet our sustainable icons

The Denali Fleece

The Nuptse Jacket

The Duffel

The Berkeley California

Discover our journey to better

Move to 100% responsibly-sourced fabrics

We’re working towards making all of our products from recycled, regenerative, organic or responsibly-sourced renewable fabrics.

This means sourcing fabrics that are derived from materials that will replenish over the course of a lifetime. We’re on track to hit our goal with all our clothing in 2025 and all footwear and equipment by 2030.

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Accelerate sustainable packaging

Our goal is to eliminate single-use plastic packaging by 2025. In the meantime, we’re reducing the amount of product packaging and designing it to be recyclable.

We only use recycled content and/or third-party certified content (such as Forest Stewardship Council certified) for all our paper materials, like product hangtags and cardboard shipping boxes.

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Minimise our suppliers’ and retailers’ environmental footprints

We’re committed to working with our suppliers to help them reduce their environmental footprint, with a goal of a 50% reduction by 2030.

We’re also partnering with retailers who share our mission and values.

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Scale Circularity

We are developing circular systems to recycle previously owned gear and reuse the raw materials, keeping them out of waste streams.

This year, we’re launching our first products intentionally designed for circularity. We already have initiatives helping to keep used gear out of landfills, such as our Limited Warranty repairs programme and our Clothes the Loop programme. And through the continued roll-out of our Renewed Collection, we’re giving used gear a second chance at exploration.

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We’re making it easier to spot the most sustainable products on our website with the ‘Exploration Without Compromise’ badge. To earn the badge, clothing equipment and accessories must be made with at least 75% recycled, regenerative and/or responsibly-sourced renewable materials by weight. If the product has a durable water repellent (DWR) finish, it must be free from per-fluorinated chemicals

It’s more than a jacket.

it’s the future of exploration.

The North Face & Accademia Costume & Moda present an installation of reimagined The North Face jackets inspired by circularity, multi-functionality and playfulness, encouraging us to think differently and design better.