New Zealand is written deep in our DNA. It’s where Kathmandu started over 30 years ago.
Its incredible wilderness is what first sparked our passion for the outdoors.
We started a simple belief.
Outside is where we live our best lives.
It liberates us, challenges us, revives us, surprises us.
We are meant to be amongst it. It was this belief that drove us to design our first fleece jacket over thirty years ago.
It’s what has driven us to help more people get out there in the decades since.
At Kathmandu our purpose is to improve the wellbeing of the world through the outdoors.
We’ve always known that the outdoors is transformative.
When we spend time out there our stress goes down, our empathy goes up, we become more creative and we feel happier. And that means we act differently.
Nature makes us more happy, and open, and free, and fun.
It’s a beautiful truth, and we’re here to celebrate it.
‘We’re out there’ is the spirit and attitude of all of us at Kathmandu.
We’re on a mission to get more people ‘out there’ in nature because we know that it changes your brains for the better.
Nature gives you the warm fuzzies and we want you to experience it with us.
We can’t wait to see you ‘out there’.
From Carbon Zero by 2025 to our Zero Waste program, we are working hard to reduce our environmental impact.
Our Best for the World 2025 program helps us to lead as a business for good.
From incorporating circularity principles into our business to lifting up communities, our goals aim to make real social and environmental impacts.
Our Human Rights programs look to give our workers a voice, improve transparency in our supply chains, improve wages, and pursue human rights for those in our community.
Become carbon neutral. It’s a simple sentence that incorporates so much.
We’ve developed a 5-year plan that aspires for operating ‘zero waste to landfill facilities’, finding alternatives to plastic polybags in our supply chain and reducing or recycling waste across our business.
It takes 2,700 litres of water to make a single cotton t-shirt with traditional manufacturing.
Our H2OPE-branded products involve innovations in water-saving technologies. This includes progress in fabric dying, bio-based synthetics and sustainably sourced cotton.
Our goal is to become carbon zero by 2025.
Tracking and measuring our footprint, carbon offsetting, and investing in regenerative infrastructure all help to reduce our direct impact before we look to indirect contributors to carbon emissions.
Our Green Building Program helps reduce our operational footprint and enhance team member well-being.
We already have three 5-Star Green Star buildings as part of our operations and are actively installing stores with renewable sources of energy and other initiatives to move them towards having a positive environmental impact.