From our Bend OR based HQ, to our manufacturing facilities across the US and throughout our retail presence there is a mindful approach to each process that involves our company, products and industry to ensure that our actions as a company set examples for others to follow and strive for.
STEP 1: IDENTIFY IMPACTS
According to the EPA there is more than 15 million tons of waste fabric created in the USA annually.
With each product we create there is always a % of fabric from the ends of markers created that hit the cutting room floor.
Today we proudly upcycle these scraps into a number of products throughout our Snow, Outdoor & Public Safety product lines.
STEP 2: ENGRAIN SOLUTIONS INTO PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Today we work hand in hand with our in-house cut and sew professionals to build products that make up our WASTE-ZERO Collection of upcycled gear.
Below is a collection of scraps that are up-cycled, scroll over them to see which BlackStrap Product is made from each!
STEP 3: IDENTIFY OPERATIONAL SOLUTIONS
Through the processing and delivery of products to retailers we have found ways to limit consumption.
- 100% upcycled packing materials in orders delivered to retail -
- Retailers receive credit towards future purchases by returning high-volume packaging for re-use -
STEP 4: EMPOWER & EDUCATE OUT FAMILY, FRIENDS & INDUSTRY
As a company based in (arguably) the outdoor recreation capitol of the West (Bend, OR) we appreciate the recreational resources provided by the mountains, waterways & deserts more than most. We proudly participate in a number of initiatives that we believe usher a responsible message regarding sustainability, land-use and long term planning for a healthier Earth.