Stewardship & Sustainability
OUR COMMITMENT TO GIVE BACK!
GIVING BACK TO PUBLIC LANDS
Waymark Gear Co. is proud to call Utah our home, where over 60% of the state is public lands. Home of the Mighty Five National Parks, Utah is full of outdoor recreation opportunities.
Our mission in giving back to public lands is to donate a portion of yearly revenue to non profits, trail organizations, and land management agencies working to maintain and protect public lands. These monetary donations are also in partnership and support of The Outdoor Evolution’s #giveashit campaign, where we are proud to be part of a collective group of outdoor gear companies giving back to public lands.
In addition to monetary donations, Waymark Gear Co is committed to volunteering as a team to give back to our local trails by working with local non profit organizations who work to protect and maintain our trails. We also strive to educate our customers on proper Leave No Trace practices, and encourage others to be mindful of the impact we have when using public lands.
Throughout 2021 Waymark Gear Company has supported various non profit organizations within Utah that support the protection of public and indigenous lands. Including the Bears Ears Coalition, Friends of Cedar Mesa and Cottonwood Canyons Foundation.
The Waymark Gear team in August 2021 spent a day volunteering with the Cottonwood Canyons Foundation doing trail maintenance work on the Red Pine Trail in Little Cottonwood Canyon, UT. Learn more about our trail day.
REDUCING PRODUCTION WASTE
Waymark Gear Co. is committed to reducing waste and using sustainable practices within our production shop. This includes a mindful approach to how fabrics are used in the cutting process, and eliminating overall waste. Scrap materials are used in production of accessory items such as our ZIPP Fanny Pack, as well as creating custom one off products sold on our On The Shelf page of our website. Reducing the amount of waste produced from cutting fabrics allows us to keep more from going into landfills.
In 2021 Waymark Gear began making a transition from Xpac Nylon Fabrics to ECOPAK™ and RBC 100% Recycled Polyester Fabrics. Every yard of ECOPAK™ saves over one pound of CO2, compared to virgin nylon or polyester pack fabric. ECOPAK™ contains no harmful TPU, PVC, DWR or other coatings. The DWR is C0 with no fluorocarbons.
Using sustainable fabrics helps us reduce our overall impact inside and outside our production warehouse.