Cotopaxi

Built To Last And Designed To Enhance Your Everyday. They’re Also Unique And Inventive—functional But Far From Ordinary.

In 2014, Davis Smith assembled five extraordinary innovators (Stephan Jacob, CJ Whitaker, Sam Ricks, Cheri Sanguinetti, and Jordan Allred) and started Cotopaxi with a clear mission: create innovative outdoor products and experiences that help alleviate poverty, move people to do good, and inspire adventure. Today, we remain committed to making a positive impact on people’s lives. In fact, Cotopaxi’s creed, Do Good, touches every aspect of our company. From our giving model to our company culture and sustainable product design, we see our entire business as a vehicle to make an impact.

Through the Cotopaxi Foundation, we put 1% of our revenues toward addressing poverty and supporting community development. More specifically, these funds support our grant making program. Every year, we promote organizations successfully improving the human condition. To date, we’ve awarded 42 grants in six focus countries.

Cotopaxi is a certified B Corp, which means we belong to a group of companies focused on advancing the hybrid business movement and utilizing the power of business as a force for social, environmental, and economic good.

To become certified as a B Corp, a business must meet best-in-class standards regarding its impact on workers, suppliers, community, and the environment. The B Corp model helps us ensure we are always fulfilling our mission and elevating our work.

Cotopaxi products are built to last and designed to enhance your everyday. They’re also unique and inventive—functional but far from ordinary. When you wear or use them, you’ll notice they are high-quality items, but you’ll also notice they are high-quality items with a higher purpose.

We aim to prioritize impact at every step of the design process. We’re into funky; we’re into sustainable; we’re into treating those who sew our products with respect. How do we do that?

Each one of our factories agrees to a rigorous code of conduct, completes an audit or relevant certification, and agrees to help promote fair labor practices. We work with partners like Fair Trade USA, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, and B Corp to always hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards and to improve over time.

All of our products are born from colorful creativity, careful deliberation, and best-in-class materials. As a result, they stand out for their durability, intuitive details, and sustainable stories.

Through the fusion of business and adventure, Cotopaxi hopes to ignite passion for community, turn inspiration into action, and build a movement for lasting, collective good.

Cotopaxi

www.cotopaxi.com
+1 844-268-6729
llamas@cotopaxi.com
74 S. Main Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101, US

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