Our Gear for Good® promise is to make durable gear as ethically and sustainably as possible, and to use our company as a way to support communities in need.
People & Planet:
As a certified carbon neutral company, we think holistically about environmental and social sustainability. Since our biggest negative impacts occur within our supply chain, we strive to work with factories that treat people right. We also choose repurposed, recycled, or responsible materials, with a goal of using “the Three Rs” in every product by 2025.
Force for Good:
As a certified B Corporation, we use the power of business for social, environmental, and economic good. When you support B Corps, you take part in a global initiative to do business in a better way.
We focus on empowering communities in Latin America through health care, education, and livelihood. We allocate 1% of our revenue to the Cotopaxi Foundation, which supports nonprofits, including the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and United to Beat Malaria. To ensure our giving is effective, we use double-blind studies and proven methodologies.
One of the world's highest active volcanoes, Cotopaxi (koh-toh-PAHK-see) in Ecuador had a major presence in Davis’s life—even his school was named for it. The mountain’s glacial streams, wild llamas, and countless trails instilled in him the spirit of adventure and gratitude that eventually inspired him to found Cotopaxi the company.