KAVU Inc.


Website: http://www.kavu.com
Products & Services: Packs - Load Haulers and Daysacks , Other , Accessories
Outdoor Activities: Walking, Hiking and Picnicking - Enjoying the Countryside , Surfing , Rock Climbing and Scrambling , Canoeing, Kayaking, Dinghy Sailing, and Windsurfing , Camping, snow camping and campfires
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Our formula for living and working is simple — build fun into everything you do. So that’s where we start. KAVU creates true outdoor wear, stylish bags, wallets, and other accessories so you can express yourself and spread your good-time attitude.

KAVU is also an aviation acronym for “clear above visibility unlimited,” when there isn’t a cloud in the sky and you can see to the horizon. That limitless feeling is our guiding philosophy and the attitude we bring to all we do. It means treating every day like it’s special, and then getting out and doing whatever invigorates you and makes you smile. That’s a KAVU Day. And we want you to have as many as you can. KAVU products are an expression of this approach to life.
 
When did you join EOCA? February 2020

Why our company is involved with EOCA? At KAVU we have a clear spirit to protect the planet and do everything we can as a company to reduce the negative and increase the positive. That means community, socially and environmental.

Now more than ever we are making a strong commitment to reduce, reuse and protect mother nature from more harm, so we can keep playing outside. Starting in 2013 we have been working hard behind the scenes implementing sustainable process in all our sourcing, manufacturing, packaging, office culture, warehousing and distribution.

 
What else do we do to support conservation?We hold ourselves accountable and by using multiple standards and certifications we can ensure our impact can be more positive than negative. KAVU is committed to making our products under the strict global sustainability guidelines used by Oeko Tex, GOTS, REACH and/or Bluesign. Our production team and executives work hard to guarantee that our supply chain is following and or adapting to the changing world standards. We visit the factories and work backwards to insure our fibers, threads, weaving, dying and finishing are all compliant with the above standards.

Product packaging:
we are making a worldwide change for our products to be packaged in Oxo-biodegradable and compostable product bags. We will begin using these bags Fall 2019 with full implementation for all our products by 2020. Oxo-biodegradable plastic, is often referred to as “degradable” plastic. These bags do not require a biological process to degrade. By changing to these biodegradable compostable bags, we will keep over 500,000 plastic bags out of landfills.

Hang tag attachments:
we are using recycled fibers instead of plastic attachments where we can.

Recycled paper:
we feel we can make a major impact on using recycled paper wherever we can. We have made a worldwide switch to only using recycled paper on all our product hang tags and marketing material for 2020. We feel this is responsible conservation by not using virgin paper.

Tencel Lyocell and Modal fibers:
originate from renewable raw material wood, created by photosynthesis. The certified bio-based fibers are manufactured using an environmentally responsible production process. The fibers are certified as compostable and biodegradable.


Our best green product and why? KAVU cares about local and worldwide causes. We donate 20% of production costs from the Orca Sock to the Center for Whale Research. A non-profit dedicated to the study and conservation of the southern resident Orca population in the Pacific Northwest.

Since 1976 the Center for Whale Research (CWR) has been the leading organization studying the Southern Resident killer whales in their critical habitat: the Salish Sea. CWR performs health assessments to ensure the viability of the whale population, informing elected officials of their ecosystem needs, and sharing the whales’ story with the world. The 43 years of research has created the only long-term data set about the behavior, health, and social dynamics of the Southern Resident Orca Whales.
 
If you are an individual who loves the great outdoors and would like to support our projects, please click the donate button below.
We’re delighted to have been supported by the European Outdoor Conservation Association, who have been
an excellent partner and whose support has enabled us to divert more much-needed funds into local projects.
Dr Matthias Hammer, Biosphere Expeditions