We’re first and foremost a purveyor of responsible, durable goods. Ensuring that our clothing is responsibly made also ensures that our oceans (and the air and soil) stay cleaner as well. We put a lot of thought into the materials that make up each piece and always opt for textiles that are kind to the environment. For example, our upcoming Ridgeline bag collection is primarily made out of sturdy, water-repellent recycled polyester, which is made from plastic bottles. Since plastic bottles alone make up 1.5 million tons of plastic waste annually, it’s really important to us to find ways to reduce all this waste (especially since it frequently winds up in the ocean).
Some of our other favourite materials include vegetable-tanned leather, which replaces harmful chemicals typically used in the tanning process with vegetable matter, and organic cotton, which is produced without using any of the pesticides that often wind up draining into our oceans and waterways. Every decision we make about our clothing and accessories goes back to making a positive, measurable impact on the environment.