Priority Issues

We provide numerous resources on the priority issues that affect sustainable business. Whether you are in the education and learning phase or tackling on going challenges in your supply chain, we have the tools to help.

Water Repellency (DWR) Chemistries

The outdoor industry actively collaborates to address the issue of PFC’s / Durable Water Repellency via the Chemicals Management Working Group.


These minuscule byproducts from cosmetics and clothing are causing big problems for the environment.

Animal Welfare

The outdoor industry uses a balanced portfolio of both natural and synthetic fibers that include animal byproducts such as down, wool and leather. We are committed to support the development of standards that work to ensure the welfare of animals, leveraging our presence in the down and wool supply chains.

Flame Retardants

Exposure to the chemicals used in flame retardants is a significant health concern. We have created an industry task force dedicated to looking at flame retardants and the overarching standards driving their use.