There are nearly 70 designers at The North Face headquarters in Denver, Colorado and the beloved outerwear label will be sending five of them every six months to partake in a special sustainability-focused employee program. This is aimed at creating an eco-conscious work ethic that will allow the designers to "improve the longevity of the garments they make" through reuse and repair.
The eco employee program is dubbed the 'Renewal Design Residency' and it is hosted by the Renewal Workshop, which "is a company that helps brands collect old garments, repair them, and prepare them to be resold." This experience seeks to enrich the knowledge and technique of The North Face employees, ensuring that the individuals will come out with a better understanding and awareness of how design, manufacturing, and wear relate to one another.
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