VF Corporation Chairman, President and CEO Steve Rendle spent a day in Bozeman, MT connecting with athletes sponsored by two of VF’s brands, The North Face® and Smartwool®. Watch this brief documentary as they gather around the campfire to discuss parallels between their experiences navigating the world’s most difficult summits and leading a business through a year of constant change and disruption. One thing is for certain – neither pursuit can be accomplished alone.
During 2017 there has been increased focus on the Sustainable Development Goals and how companies can lead the charge. Many companies are working to improve their supply chains, but rarely share the progress with consumers at the product level. Recently, one company was able to create a supply chain innovation and design a product that shares the initiative with consumers in an easy, accessible way.
In honor of the National Park Service’s Centennial Celebration, The North Face awarded more than $250,000 of its total grant funding to organizations serving in national parks and federally managed lands.
ALAMEDA, Calif., June 29, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The North Face today announced the winners of the 2016 Explore Fund grant-giving program, recognizing 45 nonprofit organizations that are working in powerful and creative ways to encourage participants to experience outdoor activities and develop an enduring appreciation of the outdoors.
$500,000 to be awarded to nonprofit organizations that connect people to the outdoors
ALAMEDA, Calif., March 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ — The North Face today announced the 2016 Explore Fund grant-giving program is now open through April 5, 2016 for applications. This year, $500,000 will be awarded to nonprofit organizations that connect people to the outdoors in meaningful ways. Applicants may now also request a member of The North Face global athlete team to join one of their program activities.
In its second year, The Backyard Project has scaled production nearly 15x, tapped new partners across the U.S.A. and evolved production to bring eco-preferred fashion to more consumers
ALAMEDA, Calif., March 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The North Face, the world's premier supplier of authentic, innovative and technically advanced outdoor apparel, equipment and footwear, today launches the second installment of its locally produced, Made in the U.S.A. clothing line, The Backyard Project. For this new line, The North Face challenged itself to find ways to expand and scale its pilot project with a goal of increasing both domestic production and impact.
The North Face achieves its goal one year earlier than anticipated
January 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The North Face today announced its Fall 2016 line, including more than 500 down product styles that feature certified responsible down through the Responsible Down Standard (RDS). Officially launched in January 2014, the RDS is the most comprehensive, global, third-party certified animal welfare and traceability standard for down and feathers available for use by any company.
U.S. campaign continues partnership with the Department of the Interior honoring four 21st Century Conservation Service Corps members making a difference in their communities
ALAMEDA, Calif., September 29, 2015 /3BL Media/ — The North Face today unveiled its first-ever global brand campaign, “Never Stop.” The campaign, which features cinematic footage collected from around the world, takes viewers on an emotional journey inspiring them to discover the exhilaration that lives at the outer edge of their physical and intellectual possibilities
The North Face Will Donate up to $75,000 to Nonprofit as Part of #GIVEPACK Back to School Effort
ALAMEDA, Calif., July 21, 2015 /3BL Media/ –The North Face is teaming up with Big City Mountaineers to help under-served youth across the United States get outdoors and better develop decision-making abilities and life skills. In July and August, The North Face will donate a portion of proceeds from its new back to school backpacks, up to $75,000, to Big City Mountaineers as part of the #GIVEPACK effort.
47 organizations receive grants to get more kids outside and engage more than 30,000 people in outdoor recreation
ALAMEDA, Calif., July 7, 2015 /3BL Media/ –The North Face today announced the final winners of the 2015 Explore Fund $500,000 grants program funding 47 organizations throughout the U.S. The North Face Explore Fund chose projects that use outdoor exploration as the catalyst for positive, personal or societal change, provide experiences that nurture an appreciation of the outdoors or encourage participants to try new outdoor activities that allow outdoor exploration and adventure.