A little about us
Who we are
We make exceptional outdoor gear so that we can make a difference in the world. Our social impact strategy focuses on global poverty alleviation, and we strive to employ responsible sourcing and manufacturing practices throughout our supply chains.
How We Make A Difference
Giving is core to our model. We tie our earnings to impact by allocating 1% of annual revenues to the Cotopaxi Foundation. Through our foundation, we award multi-year grants to outstanding nonprofit partners like the International Rescue Committee (IRC), Mercy Corps, and Nothing But Nets—organisations carefully selected for their track records at improving the human condition. We focus on health, education, and livelihoods—areas that have the highest potential to address systemic poverty.
How we operate
Committed to the planet
Environmental impact starts with design. When creating products, our team goes the extra mile to source non-virgin and alternative fabrics that are better for the environment. We are committed to making all of our gear using recycled, repurposed, or otherwise responsible materials by 2025.
Committed to people
Traceable and effective giving is core to the Cotopaxi model. We tie our earnings to impact by allocating 1% of annual revenues to the Cotopaxi Foundation. Relying on double-blind studies and proven methodologies, we are able to place the most impactful bets possible through our private foundation that works to fight extreme poverty in the Americas.
remnant, recycled & resonsible
We are committed to making all of our gear using recycled, repurposed, or otherwise responsible materials by 2025. Using repurposed or recycled fabrics limits our dependence on fossil fuels and diminishes our waste outputs.
As a certified B Corporation and Climate Neutral Certified company, we believe in using the power of business as a force for social, environmental, and economic good. When you support B Corps, you take part in this global initiative. We hope you’ll join us