Our Mission

Adventure inspires us to see the world and make it better. That’s why we create responsibly made outdoor gear that brings performance, color, and joy to all, and helps us build a movement to support communities around the world.

Our Gear For Good® Promise

Reduce Inequality

Communities Empowered

We support people impacted by poverty around the world, with a primary focus on Latin America. We dedicate 1% of annual revenue to the Cotopaxi Foundation, which supports nonprofits with proven track records of reducing poverty through health care, education, and livelihoods.

People & Planet

People & Planet

We approach sustainability holistically. Since our biggest impacts occur within our supply chain, we work with factories that prioritize sustainability and treat workers right. We also choose recycled, leftover deadstock, and other sustainably minded materials for over 96% of our products.

Force for Good

Force For Good

To hold ourselves accountable as a force for good, we’re certified as a B Corporation, which means we use our business as a vehicle for social, environmental, and economic good. We’re also a dedicated member of 1% for the Planet.

Our 2023 Impact Report

Find out how you helped us Do Good last year

read our report

Our Founder & Chairman

Davis Smith grew up throughout Latin America, where he saw first-hand the hardship resulting from unequal access to opportunity. He has since dedicated himself to using business as a force for good in order to address the inequality he witnessed during his childhood.

The Mountain

The Mountain

One of the world's highest active volcanoes, Cotopaxi (koh-toh-PAHK-see) in Ecuador had a major presence in our founder’s childhood. The mountain’s glacial streams, wild llamas, and countless trails inspired him to found an outdoor gear company.

Our Work in Ecuador
Why the Llama?

Why the Llamas?

These headstrong herd animals live in some of the most rugged regions of the Andes. They’re hardy, sociable, fiercely loyal, curious, and eccentric—kinda like us.

Our Careers & Opportunities

Let’s Do Good Together

We move people to Do Good. Here are a few ways to start.

Support Our Mission

Want to help us make the world a better place through sustainably minded gear?