The North Face® designs and delivers an extensive line of high performance outdoor apparel, equipment and footwear. We push the boundaries of innovation with our technically advanced products - so that our consumers and athletes can push the boundaries of exploration. Named for the coldest, most unforgiving side of northern hemisphere mountains, we help explorers reach Himalayan summits as well as discover adventure in their own backyards. Our vision is to enable exploration. We partner with world-class athletes and organizations to inspire, motivate, and facilitate outdoor recreation.
Headquartered in San Leandro, California, our products are sold in more than 70 countries around the world. We distribute our goods through 106 of our own retail, outlet, and partnership stores while also selling through specialty outdoor and sporting goods shops, department stores, and online.
As a brand steeped in a heritage of outdoor play, our commitment to sustainability comes from a desire to protect the natural places we love and from our concern about the effects of climate change on our communities and the places we play. We have challenged ourselves to push sustainability initiatives through our products, our operations, and our supply chain with a holistic focus on both social and environmental efforts. The talent, creativity, passion, and professionalism of our 2,080 employees across the globe are the catalysts of our success.
Just as with any expedition we undertake, our goal is to leave no trace. On any expedition, carrying less waste out starts with bringing less in, using durable materials, and reusing and repurposing as much as possible. In keeping with this philosophy, we are committed to eliminating waste and inefficiencies in our operations, manufacturing, packaging, and in our day-to-day activities.