Made in Transparency
Founded in 2015 by designer Hunter Craighill, we are a design and manufacturing brand rooted in curiosity, ingenuity, and pleasure. Craighill products are designed by a team of 11 in Brooklyn, NY. They work with about 15 specialty manufacturing partners in the US and China to bring these designs to life, and all fulfillment is completed in their Brooklyn workshop.
The story starts in Los Angeles with 2 co-founders, Holger and Daniel. Their entire line is designed in their studio. They are working with trusted local manufacturers. Graf Lantz is a unique collection of wool, leather, organic cotton, linen and canvas collections. Thoughtfully designed for function and multipurpose use. With the value of the products built in the enduring nature of the minimal, design and extremely durable quality. For products made to last you years and elevate your everyday.
Bagito partner with family-run production facilities that are committed to providing fair living wages to their workers and upholding above average environmental practices.
They're maintaining a close connections with their partner factories and suppliers: making regular site visits, reviewing safety and manufacturing testing reports, and ensuring a healthy work environment.
To support their goal of sustainable impact, they give 10% of all sales to environmental literacy. Power2Sustain, provides valuable educational enrichment to ensure that the next generation knows how to care for the planet.
- Premium rPet fabric - they use material made entirely from recycled plastics.
- Certified organic cotton canvas - Cotton is one of the most heavily sprayed crops. They source GOT certified, non-GMO cotton for their totes.
- End of life - All of their products can be either recycled or returned for upcycling at the end of their use.
- B Corp certified.
Founded in 2013 for coffee and tea lovers. The intention was to make a beautifully-designed product for brewing good coffee. Dreamed up with the spirit of never having to choose between aesthetics and functionality, they want to help the coffee aficionados and the brewing beginners alike find the fun in the craft of brewing. The products are designed in San Fransisco and manufactured by their partner in China.
Over the course of 100 years, Caran d'Ache instruments have become internationally renowned for the drawing and writing experience they offer through the elegance of their lines, the quality of their materials, the purity of their pigments, and the technical brilliance of their design. The family business, which was founded in Geneva in 1915, owes this to a shared vision, the unique values of Swiss Made excellence and an innate sense of creativity and innovation. Their values are the soul that goes into crafting the products and the beacon that guides them every day and in everything they do. They create an entire state of mind that ensures they remain inventive, environmentally responsible, committed to passing on knowledge and education, focused on their quest for excellence, and loyal to the Swiss Made label that embodies the quality of their products. Their commitments feed into a long-term vision that places sustainable development and social responsibility at the heart of everything they do. The proof of this is easy to see in the number of steps they have taken to protect the environment and the partnerships we have formed. They work with social and cultural stakeholders and with local and international artists who are proud to be ambassadors for their values.
American-made, practical, beautiful and handcrafted of the finest materials. Appointed goods are designed to elevate the work experience. The Appointed team is a small but growing group of individuals who are committed to providing top-quality product and experience to all of their customers. The paper is carefully selected for its smooth, durable quality and for the way it is responsibly made. They are actively changing the packaging materials and methods to reduce their environmental footprint by limiting single use plastic and choosing materials that are renewable and biodegradable. The labels, tape, and boxes are all made from recycled materials.
Topo design was born in Colorado in 2008 from the simple fact of wanting classic, functional and well-designed products that are inspired by who we are and where we live. Today, they want to produce the most durable, versatile, beautiful products that can be used around town, out on the trail and traveling the globe. All of their local and international manufacturing partners adhere to Fair Labor guidelines and maintain certifications and best practices needed to fully support their expectations as they relate to the health and well-being of their partner workers. Their long-term vision for process improvement is to reduce waste, harmful chemical use and energy consumption.
Founded in 1990, this woman owned and operated company is making each product handmade. All products are made in their factory in the U.S.A. Their efficient cutting and stitching methods, along with precise printing, eliminate fabric waste. All of the standard sizes are designed to have no fabric waste. They recycle all their office paper and cardboard. cans and bottles, and re-use one-sided office paper, which is bound into note nads.
- Fair labor association
- 60 employees
The peak design's factory meets strict social and environmental standards ensuring the health and wellbeing of the people working there and their surrounding environment. The factory is audited annually to ensure ongoing compliance. Peak Design pays a premium on all product from that factory and the money goes directly into an account that is managed by the workers themselves. The workers vote on how they want the money to be used. The workers at Vung Tau have elected to split and distribute their first premium payment equally in cash as additional income. In 2022 the factory became Fair Trade Certified.
- Climate neutral
- 1% for the planet
- B Corp
- Fair trade
When they created the very first Klean Kanteen, their goal was to promote healthy living and respect for the environment by giving people an affordable alternative to plastic bottles. From the get go, they've shared some of the concerns our customers have expressed about manufacturing in China. However, after much time and research into manufacturing options, manufacture of Klean Kanteen in China would allow them to provide a handcrafted product of exceptional quality at a price point that would support broad accessibility and cultivation of mindful, reusable habits. At Klean Kanteen, they are driven to ensure the materials and operations involved with the manufacture of our products meet acceptable standards for quality and safety, fair labor, ethical business practices, and environmental responsibility. The manufacturers who produce Klean Kanteen bottles and caps maintain certifications for Quality Management System (ISO 9001) and Environmental Management System (ISO 14001) standards established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The stainless steel supplier for Klean Kanteen production also maintains the ISO 9001 certification, as well as the more intensive ISO/TS 16949 quality management certification required for stainless steel suppliers of auto manufacturers.
The company was first known as Modo&Modo, a small Milanese publisher that, in 1997, brought the original notebook back to life and established the Moleskine® trademark. Moleskine Srl was listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in 2013. The brand was acquired and delisted by D’Ieteren at the end of 2016. Today, the Moleskine company has around 500 employees and a vast network of partners. Moleskine has always paid close attention to sustainability issues, from which some of its fundamental values are derived. Moleskine is active on a daily basis reducing the direct and indirect environmental impact of its routine activities, both in the office and in connection with the production processes it manages. All Moleskine collections are conceived and designed in Italy by Moleskine and manufactured in China, where the paper was invented in the 2nd century A.D. In China, Moleskine works closely with manufacturers able to combine mass production with a level of care and attention more typical to artisanal craftsmanship. All our suppliers are required to provide certifications of environmental and social sustainability in their manufacturing processes, issued by major international associations. All Moleskine products are compliant with California Proposition 65, one of the most stringent regulations in the world regarding the safety and environmental impact of materials. Moleskine is FSC-certified (Forest Stewardship Council), supporting responsible management of the world’s forests. Moleskine notebooks are made with environmentally friendly acid-free (no chlorine) paper.
- Location: China
- Foundation: 1997
- Certificates: FSC
Machine Era was born in 2013 with 2 designers, Ryan and Adam. They’re dedicated to crafting the highest quality machined everyday carry items. All of their products are created in their shop using manual and CNC machines in Richmond, Virginia. By using Swiss-type turning techniques, they’re able to deliver parts that are extremely accurate with the best possible surface finish.
The factories Tentree partner with all strive to meet the highest standards when it comes to upholding ethical labour rights. Their partner factories are regularly audited to ensure compliance with the tentree Code of Conduct and international labour standards. They established a partnership in 2018 with a family owned factory specializes in cotton and cotton blends. As a vertically-integrated manufacturer, Pratibha Syntex produces textiles and garments. Their cotton is grown sustainably through earth-friendly agroforestry, and processed with a focus on providing employment opportunities for women in rural India.
- Oeko Tex Standard
- ZDHC Certified
- B Corp
- Climate neutral
Their manufacturing partners are more than just a significant part of the supply chain, they are vital to helping us uphold our mission and values. MiiR is considering each individual that helps them navigate this process as extended members of the MiiR family. MiiR's commitment to people and planet drives them to continue working towards developing the most sustainable products and processes. They always have, and always will, strive to work collaboratively with their partners, ensuring that everyone is respected and cared for as part of the MiiR community. Their Supplier Code of Conduct combines 30 years of drinkware experience from industry experts local to their suppliers. This mutually agreed upon document is applicable to today’s labor standards and covers a range of areas including health and safety, worker treatment and rights, working hours and compensation, and environmental protection. At the heart of this document is MiiR’s unwavering commitment to give more and take less, which starts with the individuals who make their product.
- Climate neutral
- 1% for the planet
- B Corp
Stojo's products are made in factories that meet the BSCI Code of Conduct, a rigorous set of requirements focused on employee rights, safety, and environmental regulations. These factories undergo regular audits by international organizations, and Stojo closely monitor the results. Stojo’s silicone and polypropylene components are FDA and LFGB Platinum Certified—the highest food safety standard in the world. And although they are currently sourcing virgin materials, they’re actively seeking ways to incorporate recycled plastics and silicones into their product line.
Stojo is free of: BPA, BPS, cadmium, mercury, lead, and all California Prop 65 harmful substances.
Osprey was born in California 1974 at the seat of a single sewing machine, with a head full of ideas and a desire to design & build innovative backpacks to the highest quality. Today, Osprey products continue that pioneering spirit, being used on the highest mountains to the remotest islands and everywhere in between. At Osprey they are dedicated to the outdoors and a key aspect in their ongoing strategy is the protection and conservation of our natural environment. That is why they sponsor the Bird Conservation Georgia’s project through The European Outdoor Conservation Association to stop illegal hunting of raptors in Batumi, Lesser Caucasus.
Bellroy was born 10 years ago in Australia when a team of product designers and engineers realized they could rethink the classic wallet - and use it to improve not only how we move through life, but what that life looks like for all of us. After years of research, experimentation and testing, they have found a way to make their woven fabrics from recycled bottles without sacrificing the quality and longevity of these materials
- B Corp
Fort standard is working with metal machining as well as brass casting production partners in China, both in Shenzhen. They are specialists and extremely experienced and innovative in their production methods. They take extreme care to meet the quality levels required. Each factory with who'm they're working with meets the basics standards, such as
- Voluntary overtime is paid at a premium rate, not to exceed 12 hours per week on a regular basis (overtime may be mandatory as part of a collective bargaining agreement or arrangement), unless overtime in excess of 12 hours per week is in strict compliance with applicable law, consistent with the practices of other employers and subject to reasonable maximums.
- Wages paid for a standard week shall be fair and must meet the legal and industry standards and be sufficient to meet the basic needs of workers and their families.
- Vendor’s employees will not work more than 48 hours per week and will have at least one day off for every seven-day work period, subject to the understanding that longer workweeks and continuous workday periods might occur if strictly in compliance with all applicable laws, consistent with the practices of other employers and subject to reasonable maximums.
They only have one partner factory because the process of making their bags is quite complex. This factory is located just outside Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam, where they have been operating for over 20 years. By manufacturing in Vietnam they have chosen good logistics, quality and adapted infrastructures but also clean and sustainable manufacturing.
Production site is an eco-designed place in a natural green space. This eco-design allows the reduction of energy. The water used to make the bags is cleaned and then re-injected into the river. Rainwater is collected and recycled on site, then used to grow fruit and vegetables on the factory premises.
- ISO 50001 standard (and is regularly audited on labour standards, health and safety, environment and ethics)
Rite in the Rain was born in the early 1900s in Raymond, when Jerry formed a company to produce paper that could stand up to severe rains.
Proudly made in America for over a century, Rite in the Rain has proven to be an indispensable tool for tough working conditions preserving notes through rain, sweat, mud, and the passage of time. Their all-weather products have proven to be an essential tool for those working and playing outdoors. From their humble beginnings in the logging industry, Rite in the Rain has expanded to serve multiple industries world-wide.
- Location: USA
The heavy tote factory was founded in early 2007, at the edge of the Western Massachusetts Berkshire Mountains. They make bags built with durable, water-resistant materials for people going places. Designed and manufactured, start to finish, in Seattle, Washington. Every bag they make contributes to an ecosystem of long-term manufacturing jobs.
The factory purchases high quality fabrics from trusted, USA based sources. They believe in minimizing the environmental footprint by producing all of their goods within a few miles of their studio.Their years of manufacturing and carrying the bags have helped them hone in on what works best for their bags and holds up to daily use.
- Made in Seattle
- 100% Female owned
Leuchtturm was born in Germany in 1917 with a family which is now in its fourth generation. The brand’s core objective is to produce well thought-out notebooks and planners with high standards of quality. The notebooks, pen and pencil are responsibly produced in China and Taiwan.
To ensure the durability of their products, they use FSC-certified papers which contain long fibers to suit each individual application. Therefore, they keep the processing methods sustainable by doing the printing with mineral oil-free, water-based ink and varnishes. Their products also meet the stringent requirement of the EU REACH chemicals regulation, which is based on the ‘Proposition 65’.
Foundation: 1917 Certification: FSC
Fractel has begun to create a community of like-minded followers and advocates around the world who share a passion for running and adventure. With plenty of time to think on the daily commute to work, it became evident that there was a need for a representation of both performance and style within the running and adventure community. With that thought, Fractel was born.
As any true outdoor fan would know, we should enjoy being in nature without causing harm to the environment. But considering the pace of climate change, it is also clear that even more needs to be done for the future of our planet. That is why they decided to join 1% for the Planet and give 1% of ALL our sales back to organizations that protect the environment.
- 1% for the planet
Yvon Chouinard, an accomplished rock climber, began selling hand-forged mountain climbing gear in 1957 through his company Chouinard Equipment. Later on, Patagonia has expanded its product line to include apparel targeted towards other sports. Patagonia commits 1% of its total sales to environmental groups since 1985 through 1% for the planet, an organization of which Yvon Chouinard was a founding member. In addition, Patagonia became a Certified B Corporation in 2012.
Patagonia engages in a range of due-diligence activities to promote and sustain fair labor practices, safe working conditions and environmental responsibility in the finished-goods factories that make their products.
- 1% for the planet
- Carbon neutral
VSSL Camp wasn't created by marketing focus groups in some boardroom. It was invented by Todd Weimer, while he was growing up in Northern Canada. VSSL has found the right mix of quality, functional gear that you'd want on you anytime that you head out into the wild. The best part is how that curated set of outdoor gear is perfectly organized into a single, durable, compact unit known as VSSL.
Their products are all designed and built in Canada. After all the parts of a VSSL arrive at their warehouse in Abbotsford B.C., they get carefully assembled by some of the exceptional young people. They've maintained a defective rate of less than 1% in the entire 4 year history of the brand.
The Public - Supply mission is simple: to support creative work in their country's public schools. Whether students are painting, acting, singing, writing, or coding, they believe that creativity helps students become more engaged in the classroom, at home, and in the world. Public - Supply is a for-profit company that channels 25% of net profits to high need classrooms focused on creativity.
The brand is certified B corporation, they are since considering the impact of their decisions not only on their shareholders, but also on their stakeholders.
- B Corp
Founded in 1966, The North Face has equipped explorers to reach their dreams. To be curious, to overcome challenges, to seek higher peaks and push limits. Each product design begins with world-class athletes. Their suggestions, recommendations and new equipment ideas provide the inspiration and challenges that drive the research and development of advanced materials, innovative design and construction. The most crucial step involves testing both in the brand's laboratories and with their athletes on expeditions around the world.
In terms of sustainability, the brand is making progress toward having 100% of the leading apparel fabrics originate from recycled, responsibly sourced renewable or regeneratively grown sources. For most of their products, they’ve also replaced their Durable Water Repellency chemicals with non-per fluorinated options.
Coalatree designs eco-minded gear and apparel for the adventurer in everyone, from athletes and photographers to your average city folks and weekend warriors. Coalatree started out as a self-sustaining organic farm in Colorado. The farm focused around a "reap what you sow" mentality, and integrated sustainable practices with quality products.
Most of their goods are made from recycled or repurposed materials. They use a dye method that reduces energy and water waste at factories, and they work only with facilities that ensure the highest standards are met in efficiency, safety, and clean manufacturing, so no harsh chemicals ever need to harm the environment.
Made to always have your cup with you, and to be able to carry both in one hand, the Hitch Bottle and Cup fits into your life. Their products are crafted using high quality, food-grade and BPA-free materials, all while being easy to clean and care for.
Each year, Hitch measures and offsets 100% of their carbon footprint with their certification partner Climate Neutral. The brand restores forest ecosystems damaged by climate change and the logging of over 100 million trees every year to produce single-use paper cups. Moreover, with every order of a Hitch Bottle and Cup, they fund the cleanup and removal of 100 single-use plastic water bottles from the ocean with their partner Plastic Bank, who recycles these plastics and turns them into new products.
The idea behind Planetary Design was born in 1992 on a backpacking trip in the mountains of Western Montana: a desire to drink quality coffee while adventuring in the outdoors.
To preserve those freshly roasted coffee beans, they developed the better-than-airtight line of Airscape® canisters. Reusable and refillable, Airscape® is the optimal dry goods storage solution for coffee, tea, spices, pet treats and more.
Paravel is a travel-inspired brand that creates impeccably designed, multi-functional, sustainable bags, luggage and accessories. Paravel hopes to inspire everyone who comes across the brand to see the world—and leave the earth a better place worth exploring.
They designed and created the world’s first carbon-neutral suitcase. In addition, 100% of their products use upcycled materials (Ecocraft Canvas® and Negative Nylon™). They obsess over design, function and quality and consider every detail to use best-in-class recycled materials and components wherever possible.
Ettitude is a fabric innovation and lifestyle brand making the world's softest, most sustainable materials with their proprietary CleanBamboo™. It’s not enough to create eco-friendly products anymore. As Ettitude thinks we need to give back to the earth, they use natural resources, like bamboo, that can be regenerated and support the health of our planet.
Comfort doesn't have to cost the earth. Cotton has long been the bedding industry standard. While cotton uses more pesticides, insecticides and water than any other crop. Ettitude’s CleanBamboo is sourced from FSC-certified sustainable forests and made in a non-toxic, closed-loop system that recycles 98% of water.
- 1% for the planet
- Climate neutral
- B Corp