Marmot (43 products)
Looking for high-quality apparel and camping gear from a company that's also focused on being eco-friendly and socially conscious?
Check out Marmot, a company that began humbly in 1971 when a couple of students launched an all-inclusive club for adventure seekers. That venture prompted those same students to begin creating parkas and sleeping bags in their dorm rooms. Marmot Mountain Works was born. After a move to Durango, where the company grew with new stores and new product lines, Marmot made its way back to California, where it remains headquartered today.
Over the years, Marmot continued to develop proprietary tech that ensures its apparel is suitable for a wide range of conditions. Today's customers enjoy a selection of the warmest winter apparel, rain repellent jackets, durable hiking clothes and versatile camping gear available. If you've got an adventure on your bucket list, Marmot probably has the apparel and camping gear to help make it happen.
But that's only part of the Marmot story. The company is dedicated to looking for innovative ways of reducing its carbon footprint, conserving valuable resources and minimizing the impact Marmot operations have on the environment. In fact, you might say sustainability is at the heart of what it does each and every day. Marmot is committed to producing performance-based apparel and camping gear that is both socially conscious and eco-friendly.
Its committment to a holistic, sustainable strategy is aimed at benefiting people, products and the planet.
The people part? That includes ensuring fair labor practices and humane working conditions for Marmot employees as well as those of the company's vendors and suppliers.
The company is an advocate for social issues such as the elimination of human trafficking and slavery, too prevalent throughout the global supply chain. Marmot champions social initiatives that support diversity and inclusion in the enjoyment of the great outdoors. It also encourages its employees to take part in philanthropic events. And, when emergencies occur, such as the California wildfires, Marmot stands ready and able to provide its supplies to people who desperately need them.
As for the product component of the company's sustainability strategy, Marmot is dedicated to making high-quality products that are durable and long-lasting, and adheres to the Global Recycled Standard. By being innovative in its product design, manufacturing and distribution, Marmot reduces the amount of resources that go into producing its various lines. The company is focused on cutting-edge technologies that avoid the use of chemical treatments and is active in industry-wide sustainability initiatives.
From a planet perspective, Marmot's sustainability strategy includes a transportation-reduction program to reduce energy consumption and carbon release. Marmot's use of recyclable and reusable materials minimizes waste and reduces the impact that packaging has on the plant. Even seemingly small steps, like ensuring product tags are made of at least 70 percent Forest Stewardship Council-certified paper, can have an impact.
Now that you know more about Marmot, why not check out our line of the company's camping gear and apparel, like Marmot's men's Aros fleece jacket or the lightweight Nanowave sleeping bags?