WE LOVE THE OUTDOORS AND KNOW THE DECISIONS WE MAKE TODAY WILL IMPACT OUR WORLD TOMORROW.
How we do business means the world to us. We weave respect and integrity into all of our business and design decisions, and we refuse to compromise when it comes to how we treat people and tread on the planet. Below are just a few of the ways we are striving to do better.
WE PRIORITIZE SUSTAINABILITY
Sustainability is a key part of the Ridge Merino promise to you. We strive to use all-natural, renewable and biodegradable fabric and materials whenever possible.
Most of our products are made mostly - or entirely - of Merino wool, a natural, renewable and biodegradable fiber produced from the Merino breed of sheep. The sheep eat grass, drink water and take in the sunshine -- all essential ingredients to creating soft, comfortable Merino wool fibers. We only use wool from non-mulesed sheep and 100% of our wool is sustainably sourced from certified humane sheep farmers in Australia and New Zealand.
For a closer look at our eco-friendly fabrics and innovations, please click here.
WE GIVE BACK TO HELP THE ENVIRONMENT
Every Ridge Merino purchase gives back. We’re a proud member of 1% For the Planet, a global movement of more than 1,200 member companies in 48 countries, all donating at least 1% of annual sales to environmental nonprofits. Since the company's inception, Ridge has donated more than $30,000 to some great organizations including Protect Our Winters, Waterkeeper Alliance, Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, The Access Fund, Earth Guardians and Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center.
WE’RE A CERTIFIED CALIFORNIA GREEN BUSINESS
We were the first company in Mammoth Lakes, Calif. to achieve Green Business Certification from the California Green Business Network. To receive this certification, businesses must prove that they use sustainable and environmentally-friendly business practices. We’re proud to officially have Ridge held to this higher standard, and it was a natural next step for our company.