We are committed to mindful sourcing and built-to-last goods, while lessening our impact on the environment with each passing line.
The Good Behind the Goods
We believe in transparency. The path toward sustainable business & environmental change demands it. We are proud to have spent years mapping out our supply chain to such an extent that we are confident in sharing how and where our products are made.
A Journey, Not a Race
"This hasn’t been an overnight shift, we started the sustainable supply chain journey in 2013 and realize it’s not a race, but a journey as technology shifts and consumer demands change. Each season we focus on how we can build a product that has a minimal impact on our environment and built to last. We get to vote with our dollars as consumers and this is very powerful. While our company is small and we aren't changing the world with our small manufacturing - it's an ideal of being apart of the solution rather than the problem and investing in manufacturing partners that believes this way of building apparel, not as a trend, but the future. We can't sell getting outside as a brand and build products that have a harmful impact on the environment. That'd be quite an oxymoron don't you think?"
—Mo Elliott, Founder & CEO
How We Build the Goods
By supporting clothing made with organic cotton you are voting with your dollar for clean, natural growth of crops & against the use of toxic pesticides that eventually run off into our waterways. We believe in the longevity of land, in maintaining the natural ecosystem of soil. Look for the “eco” or “Smokehouse Blend” icon to indicate the use of organic cotton in a product.
While it's an oil-based textile, the world uses & recycles a lot of water bottles and we are able to turn that waste into a textile that can be used for decades.
At our Hemp Fortex factory, we use Repreve Recycled Polyester - Over 800 million tons of plastic bottles end up in landfill each year. Recycling the PET from plastic bottles into fiber not only reduces landfill & ocean waste, it causes far less air pollution than making new PET.
Look for the “eco” or “Smokehouse Blend” icon to indicate the use of recycled polyester in our products.
Grown since 8000 BC, Hemp is the first plant cultivated for textiles; Hemp is resistant to pests and grows too densely to permit weed growth so it needs no pesticides or herbicides, in fact no chemicals of any kind. It is the strongest natural fiber, naturally antimicrobial and resistant to UV. It is amazingly comfortable, breathable and cool to the touch.
Look for the “eco” or "Sequoia Blend" icon to indicate the use of hemp in a product.
"A supply chain you can count on." Over 80% of our products are built in the United States. Clothing design & production is a hands on business and we enjoy being able to meet with all those that play a role in creating our products in the USA and buidling industry in our backyard.
We use this certification for our knit dye process in California where over 80% of our products are made. The dyehouse is called Swisstex located in Los Angeles. The bluesign® system is the solution for a sustainable textile production. It eliminates harmful substances right from the beginning of the manufacturing process and sets and controls standards for an environmentally friendly and safe production. This not only ensures that the final textile product meets very stringent consumer safety requirements worldwide but also provides confidence to the consumer to acquire a sustainable product.
Ozark Mountain Family Guarantee
When you join the family, our family takes care of you. Our products are backed with a lifetime guarantee. If a product does not meet expected standards or has manufacturing defects, we'll send you a new one.
We're proud of our manufacturers for their fair-labor practices, blue sign certifications, and use of eco-conscious fabrics. See our supplier line-up below.