Our values reflect those of a business started by a band of climbers and surfers, and the minimalist style they promoted. Our criteria for the best product rests on function, repairability, and, foremost, durability.
Among the most direct ways we can limit ecological impacts is with goods that last for generations or can be recycled so the materials in them remain in use. Making the best product matters for saving the planet.
We know that our business activity—from lighting stores to dyeing shirts—is part of the problem. We work steadily to change our business practices and share what we’ve learned. But we recognize that this is not enough. We seek not only to do less harm, but more good.
The challenges we face as a society require leadership. Once we identify a problem, we act. We embrace risk and act to protect and restore the stability, integrity and beauty of the web of life.
Not bound by convention Our success—and much of the fun—lies in developing new ways to do things.