Sustainable by Design

To prioritize sustainability for both people and planet, we consider every phase of a product’s lifecycle, including partnering with factories that treat workers right, sourcing sustainably minded materials, and making durable gear that lasts. By 2025, we plan to use recycled, repurposed, or responsibly sourced materials in all of our products.

Ethical Sourcing

Ethical Sourcing

We’re proud to partner with factories that agree to rigorous codes of conduct, complete audits or relevant certifications, and promote fair labor practices.

Our Supply Chain Commitments

To ensure our supply chain protects human rights and treats people well, we address issues as they arise and have committed to:

Following the UN Global Compact and Principles of Responsible Business
Conducting annual auditing and anonymous supplier surveys
Adopting the Ethical Trading Initiative’s Better Buying Guide
Providing direct grants to all workers in cut-and-sew factories to boost well-being
Implementing a standard Code of Conduct

Our Factory Partners

Bataan, Philippines

Bataan, Philippines

Backpacks and Bags

Known for producing best-in-class technical items, this factory partners with us in reducing fabric waste through our Del Día products. Here’s how Del Día works: the factory collects unused materials produced by other brands in its facilities, and we turn those scraps into backpacks.

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Tianjin, China

Tianjin, China

Insulation & Outerwear

An independently owned factory with progressive and thoughtful leadership, this facility produces our jackets and insulation pieces. Beyond developing excellent products with responsibly sourced (RDS certified) down, the factory’s owner, George Huan, prioritizes the well-being of his workers through a variety of programs that are not found among most competitors.

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Chinnakarai, India

Chinnakarai, India

Logowear & Tees

This Fair Trade Certified™ factory produces our organic cotton t-shirts. Beyond meeting the rigorous social and environmental Fair Trade Certified factory audit standards, this factory’s leadership supports many worker-led initiatives.

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Shanghai, China

Shanghai, China

Headwear

All of our headwear comes from Shanghai and is made in the first Fair Trade Certified factory in China. One of the most advanced and largest headwear manufacturers in the world, this partner leverages their position to advocate for the highest standards of corporate social responsibility.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Activewear

With over 45 years of technical design and manufacturing experience, this factory is a subsidiary of one of the most well-respected activewear manufacturers in the world. It produces all of Cotopaxi’s athleisure products and is a leader in community impact and sustainability.

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Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Woven Apparel and Gloves

Based in Java, Asmara is an innovator in sustainable, high-performance outdoor products. This sourcing partner unites a passion for environmental quality with progressive social practices. As a Sustainable Apparel Coalition member, Asmara leads the industry by using recycled materials to make technical products like gloves without ever compromising performance.

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What We Do When Problems Arise

Honest Efforts

As just one B Corp, we can only do so much to move the needle on global human rights. But we promise to remain vigilant and honest about the challenges we face, and we’re committed to dealing with issues quickly and transparently. In our annual impact report, we discuss these challenges and how we’ve addressed them.

Sustainable Materials

We design our products to create as little waste as possible. Today, 94% of our products contain repurposed, recycled, or responsible materials—what we call the “Three Rs.” These materials help us limit our dependence on fossil fuels and reduce waste. By 2025, we plan to use the Three Rs in all of our products.

Repurposed

Repurposed

Everything in our (Re)Purpose® Collection uses fabric left over from other companies' production runs. This reduces the environmental impact of sourcing new fabric. Repurposed materials are what make our Del Día bags one-of-a-kind and our Teca layers limited-edition.

Recycled

Recycled

When we prioritize recycled materials rather than raw materials in our designs, we limit our dependence on fossil fuels and reduce landfill usage. Our Teca Cálido Jackets, several of our fleece, our Cada Día bags, our Capa jackets, and our activewear all contain recycled materials.

Responsible

Responsible

We define "responsible" as a material with a third-party sustainability designation, like Fair Trade Certified™ or Global Organic Textile Standard. We use cruelty-free Responsible Down Standard-certified insulation in all our down jackets, and most of our logowear and hats are made in a Fair Trade Certified™ facility.

Climate Neutral

We are Climate Neutral Certified, meaning we’ve successfully measured our emissions and have purchased vetted and verified carbon offsets to become carbon neutral. Just one more step in our goal to make a big impact with as small a footprint as possible.

Gear For Good™

Gear for Good®

Our Gear for Good® promise is to make durable gear as ethically and sustainably as possible, and to use our company as a way to support communities in need.