Go behind the seams of The North Face Denali Jacket. Learn how we've generated the largest environmental savings by focusing our sustainable efforts on one of our most popular products. Learn more @ http://bit.ly/FleeceInnovat....
We teamed up with Free Range Studios to make this first animated video about the innovations in materials development and manufacturing for our fleece. While we continually explore alternatives for all our products, we focus our efforts on our most popular products, such as the iconic Denali jacket, which generates the largest environmental savings. The fleece in the Denali Jacket is made from 100 percent post-consumer recycled content: plastic bottles. This will keep 30 million of them out of the landfill in 2014. We are also recycling scrap material back into the creation of black and heather grey Denali Jackets. The scrap recycled in 2014 will be enough to make 12,000 Denali Jackets. Last but not least, we implemented an eco-preferred dyeing process that dyes yarn instead of the fabric for black and heather grey Denali Jackets. Compared to the traditional dying process, it uses up to 50 percent less water and chemicals and an average of 25 percent less energy.
Follow The North Face ultrarunners as they train and mentally prepare for the 2014 Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB), a 166km trail race that circumnavigates this majestic peak in the French Alps. Stay tuned for the results of the big race August 25-31, 2014.
The North Face has partnered with Teton Gravity Research, Sherpas Cinema, Stept Productions, and Mountain Sports International to create a new 13-episode series about the history and culture of freeskiing. Watch the newest episodes each Friday at www.thenorthface.com/freeskiing.
The North Face has sponsored over 40 years of expeditions because we believe in real-world product testing in the world's most challenging environments. This playlist features videos from some of our most recent expeditions.