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We’re committed to creating the best performing products for exploration, while working to leave an ever-smaller footprint on the planet.

Sustainable from
start to finish

Nature is at the heart of all we do. It’s why we’ve created four actionable commitments to keep us on the path of sustainability from start to finish. From being more intentional and innovative in the way we create products, to helping you shop sustainably and understand how to take care of and extend the life of your gear, to giving used gear a second life – it’s on all of us to help reduce our impact on the places we explore.

Our Commitments

Scale circularity

Every second, the equivalent of one garbage truck of textiles is landfilled or burned. This means 87% of material used to make clothing ends up as waste.

To address this, our first step is to utilise more sustainable materials when creating our products. Ultimately, our goal is to develop circular systems to recycle previously-owned gear and reuse the raw materials, keeping them out of waste streams. And while we currently have initiatives to help keep gear out of landfills, our first products intentionally designed for circularity will launch in 2022. We also have three specific programs designed to help combat waste and extend the life of our products: our Limited Warranty programme, our Renewed Collection, and our Clothes the Loop programme.

100% responsibly-sourced
fabrics by 2025

We’ve set an ambitious goal to ensure all products we make are made with recycled, regenerative, organic or responsibly-sourced renewable fabrics – which are fabrics 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.

Work together with
suppliers and retailers

We’re committed to working with our suppliers to help reduce their environmental footprint, too. We’re also partnering with retailers who share both our mission and our values.

These efforts will have positive impacts on the industry overall,
beyond just The North Face.

Accelerate sustainable packaging

Our goal is to eliminate single-use plastic packaging by 2025. In the meantime, we’re working to reduce remaining product packaging and design packaging that is more recyclable.

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

Renewed and ready
to explore again

The North Face Renewed is now live in Germany.
We're working to make refurbished clothing accessible to you soon.
Learn more about this and our other sustainability commitments.

Every second the equivalent of one rubbish lorry load of textiles is burned or dumped in landfills.
These product journeys don’t need to end here.
We can give them a second chance.
With The North Face Renewed, we’re giving these garments a fresh shot at adventure.
We repair, refurbish and clean them, making them as good as new, ready to explore again.

The story behind the badge

We’re making it easy to spot the most sustainable products on our website with our ‘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 DWR finish, it must be a non-perfluorinated chemicals (non-PFC) DWR.