This McMurdo Jacket from The North Face is a true all-rounder that combines form with function.
It's both warm and waterproof thanks to DryVent™ technology and 550-fill of responsibly-sourced down. But this isn't a standard winter jacket. The McMurdo is made from recycled nylon that's both durable and long lasting, and gives discarded plastic a new use, rather than ending up in landfill. As for details, the adjustable hood and faux-fur trim are removable; there's a two-way zip with a placket to keep wind and rain on the right side of the jacket; and there are five pockets, two on the external chest, one on the internal chest and two for your hands.
We know our customers like to know exactly what they're buying; we're not going to sugar coat it, but we are going to explain it. We've divided up all of the sustainable features we've identified across our product ranges and grouped them into three so you know how your purchase is making an impact: Think Nature, Think Welfare, Think People.
The The North Face Men's McMurdo Jacket - Green has the following sustainability attributes...
By recycling fabrics, we are not only stopping extra waste heading to landfill but also reducing the need for virgin fabrics to be created. Recycled fabrics can be anything from recycled polyester to recycled cotton and where recycled cotton is used, it's often offcuts from factory floors that would otherwise end up in landfill.
Sometimes using animal products can be a more sustainable alternative than using non-biodegradable plastic, but it is imperative that an animal’s welfare is respected. The Responsible Down Standard (RDS) was started by The North Face, Textile Exchange, Allied Feather Down and Control Union. RDS down cannot come from farms that engage in force feeding or live plucking and they must respect the Five Freedoms of animal welfare: freedom from hunger and thirst; from discomfort; from pain, injury or disease; to express normal behaviour; and from fear and distress. Parent farm (the farm where the birds are kept for producing eggs) certification is optional unless the down is harvested there. RDS down is traceable back to source via Track My Down.Find out more about RDS here: https://textileexchange.org/standards/responsible-down/.
This brand ensures that the factories they use have been third party audited but are not specifically partnered with a Non-Profit Organisation. This will be either BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative) or SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit), which are social auditing methologies and reports but are not an accreditation. This means the brand has sourced factories who have passed an audit, so their worker rights, environmental impact and social compliance is up to scratch.