The North Face Doubles Down On Locally Sourced Manufacturing
The garments from the retailer's newest clothing line are sourced entirely within the U.S.
The North Face has expanded its clothing line of locally produced garments, The Backyard Project, all sourced and manufactured within the United States.
In 2014, the company set out to design its first all-cotton hoodie grown, cut and sewn within 150 miles of their headquarters in California. After harnessing key learnings from this inaugural capsule collection, the second installment has launched with reduced prices and increased quantity and styles.
Bringing together a collective of farmers, artisans and small businesses, The North Face aimed to scale production nearly 15x, evolving the process to bring eco-preferred fashion to more consumers. The cotton is grown on The Natural Hue Company farm in Arizona, then processed in South Carolina where it is spun into high-quality yarn by Tuscarora Yarns, Inc. The garments are dyed, cut and sewn in Los Angeles, the domestic hub of fabric development, garment dyeing and clothing production.