The North Face launches collection featuring refurbished items
The North Face is the latest brand to take the sustainability concerns
of its customers into account. The outdoor apparel retailer is launching a
collection of refurbished products made from returned, defective or damaged
items, named “The North Face Renewed”. They are inspected, cleaned and
revamped to meet the brand’s quality standards before going for sale again.
The company said in a statement that it aims to cater for consumers “who
want to access affordable gear and reduce their environmental
”At The North Face, we take a holistic approach to
sustainability”, said the brand’s director of sustainability, James Rogers.
“As we address the impacts of our products over their entire lifecycle,
recommerce is an important next step in opening new markets and minimizing
our impact on the planet”.
The collection includes jackets, vests,
hoodies, T-shirts and pants for men and women, with prices ranging from 26
US dollars (approximately 20 pounds) to 420 dollars (314 pounds). The
refurbished products will only be sold online, as the collection is still
in its pilot phase, but the company aims to offer it in brick and mortar
stores in the future.
Pictures: courtesy of The North