Arc’teryx was founded on the idea that there is always a better way. This ethos has paved the way for the brand’s success and is behind the creation of its unrivalled performance-wear clothing and accessories.
As Dan Green, VP of Design so brilliantly says:
“The design centre is where things get built, but all of the inspiration, all of the problems that need to be solved are out in the mountains.”
An understanding that the only way to build the right gear for challenging environments was to build the company in one such environment is what led to the ARC-One factory being built in Van-couver - one of Canada’s wettest cities. With its design hub located in the heart of Canada's moun-tain wilderness, the team has been able to refine their designs by testing products out against what nature has to throw at them; something they are committed to continuing.
Discover more about this outdoor-obsessed brand, whose commitment to supporting the planet is guided by the philosophy that durability is the strongest path to sustainability.
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