Outdoor gear company Arc’teryx flies toward a circular economy

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Courtesy of Arc’teryx Close Authorship In the front yard of the Coast Mountains in North Vancouver, Canada, Arc’teryx, an outdoor clothing and climbing gear company, is building a circular economy. Now, it’s ready to share more of that story with its customers, who spend time climbing, hiking and skiing in those mountains and peaks in other parts of the world. Today, the company launched its ReBird platform , a centralized hub on the company site that gives customers an inside look at its circular initiatives — from upcycling and resale to care and repair. ReBird also shares educational resources about what a circular economy is and how customers can help Arc’teryx continue to scale its circular operations. "We’re trying to create clarity for our [customers] that we do care about this, that’s it’s really important to us that we’re making progress by experimenting a bit," said Katie Wilson, senior manager for social and environmental sustainability at Arc’teryx. The company started implementing circular strategies for its products years ago — for example, it launched its used gear program in the United States in 2019. In this program, Arc’teryx accepts used gear that’s still in good condition. From there, the company […]

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