The North Face

Gap, VF Corp. Publish List of Supplier Factories

Photo by Fufu Wolf Gap and VF Corp. have become the latest global apparel firms to publish a list of the factories that makes their shoes and clothing. The move, which follows the lead…

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Greenpeace Slams Mammut, The North Face for Toxic Chemical Use

Greenpeace wants outdoor-apparel companies to clear the air, stat. A recent investigation by the environmental nonprofit found high concentration of hazardous per- and polyfluorinated…

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PETA Claims Eddie Bauer, Lands' End Use Down Ripped From Live Geese

A new investigation by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has cast doubt on the validity of the Responsible Down Standard, a widely vaunted chain-of-custody process designed to…

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The North Face Brings Back "Backyard" Hoodie, Expands Made in U.S.A.

MADE IN AMERICA The Backyard Project returns to stores today with a broadened range of T-shirts, pullovers, and zippered jackets in styles for men and women. “One hundred…

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7 Cruelty-Free Down Alternatives to Cocoon Yourself In This Winter

MAMMOTH OUTERWEAR The vegan’s answer to Canada Goose, Mammoth Outewear uses synthetic PrimaLoft Gold Insulation to mimic the packability, warmth, and softness of goose down. The…

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The North Face Made a Parka From Synthetic Spider Silk

Five times stronger than steel, three times tougher than nylon or Kevlar, yet a fraction of the width of human hair, spider silk is one of the planet’s most valuable, if tricky to…

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The North Face Wants to Recycle 100,000 Pounds of Textiles

Clothing recycling just got a whole lot easier, thanks to a nationwide roll-out of “Clothes the Loop,” a take-back/recycling program designed by The North Face to divert…

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The North Face Aims to Improve Sustainability, Animal Welfare

The North Face has long been a household name in responsible and durable outdoor wear that appeals to the masses – from urban winter wear to hardcore extreme sports gear –…

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11 Eco-Friendly Winter Coats to Fend Off the Deep Freeze

BUNDLE UP Clad in weather-resistant recycled polyester, Nau’s pullover-style “Allee” features 650-fill goose down, a drawcord funnel neck, and two front hand pockets…

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The North Face Wins PETA Award for Down-Free "Thermoball" Line

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is down with The North Face’s synthetic down. On Tuesday, PETA2, the animal-rights group’s youth division awarded the outdoor…

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The North Face's "Hyper-Local" Hoodie Keeps Carbon Footprint Petite

There’s local and there’s hyper-local. The North Face’s “Backyard Project” hoodie lies firmly in the latter category. Made collaboratively with California…

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The North Face Creates Responsible Down Standard for Industry Use

The North Face is going down, and it wants to take the rest of the industry with it. In an announcement at Outdoor Retailer show on Wednesday, the outdoor-apparel retailer unveiled a…

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15 Major Retailers That Haven't Signed the Bangladesh Safety Agreement

Photo by Northfoto/Shutterstock GAP While competitors such as H&M, Mango, and Zara have committed themselves to financing vital safety upgrades in Bangladesh, Gap has held back,…

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The North Face Launches "Clothes the Loop" Garment-Recycling Program

The North Face is looking to “clothes the loop.” The outdoor-apparel company announced Tuesday the launch of a pilot take-back/recycling program designed to reduce the…

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Greenpeace Detects Toxic Chemicals in Popular Outerwear Brands

Photo by Shutterstock Wide-open vistas are frequently used to advertise outdoor clothing, yet the toxins many weather-resistant fabrics contain may actually be detrimental to nature and…

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7 Eco-Friendly (And Mostly Vegan!) Winter Boots to Conquer Snow, Slush

ALL-WEATHER WARRIOR Even the icy plains of Hoth wouldn’t pose a challenge for the Nupste Fur IV by The North Face. Tootsies remain dry in a water-repellent sheath of…

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7 Foxy Faux-Fur Fashions That Are Better for the Planet

COSMIC LOVE No hapless animal surrendered its skin for Kelly Lane’s “Cosmic” bolero. It’s handmade in the United States from a blend of soy, organic cotton, and…

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