In Brief

This new beanie comes from a sheep farm that takes in more carbon than outputs it

There’s a ranch on the border of California and Nevada that has been around for decade and is more innovative than other ranches today. Bare Ranch has new methods of raising sheep that allows it to take in around 4,000 metric tons of CO2, subsequently helping the climate. Textile system organization Fibershed worked with Bare Ranch to create a ‘carbon farming’ strategy with funding from the North Face. The wool used to create the North Face’s new beanie comes from this farm.
Some of these strategies seem fairly simple. It includes ensuring that the ground is not bare, because carbon ends up leaving the soil in this case. They are also planting more trees and adding more compost, all acts that will ensure that carbon is absorbed instead of being released. There are other eco-friendly methods that Fibershed helped Bare Ranch implement.

The North Face made this decision because it has been reflecting on its supply chain management and is aware of the environmental impact of its products. Most of the negative impact on the environment happens during production and manufacturing. The goal is to expand this program and also get other brands to really rethink their supply chain and explore ways to cut environmental impact. Clearly, there are solutions to this dilemma.

North Face | Fibershed

There’s a ranch on the border of California and Nevada that has been around for decade and is more innovative than other ranches today. Bare Ranch has new methods of raising sheep that allows it to take in around 4,000 metric tons of CO2, subsequently helping the climate. Textile system organization Fibershed worked with Bare Ranch to create a ‘carbon farming’ strategy with funding from the North Face. The wool used to create the North Face’s new beanie comes from this farm. Some of these strategies seem fairly simple. It includes ensuring that the ground is not bare, because carbon ends up leaving the soil in this case. They are also planting more trees and adding more compost, all acts that will ensure that carbon is absorbed instead of being released. There are other eco-friendly methods that Fibershed helped Bare Ranch implement.