Here at Cirque Mountain Apparel we are an active member of the outdoor industry, we have based our business, our lives and passions around the great outdoors. We live in a dynamic era where mankind has the power to impact the balance of mother-nature. It is in our hands, every member of our community to take action. We are committed to preserving and improving the world we live so our generation and those to come can follow in our footsteps and enjoy all our planet has to offer.
We partner with a handfull of non-profit organizations to give back to organizations with ethically and responsible ambitions.
Protect Our Winters
From Protect Our Winters “The past decade has been the warmest on record, with 2015 the warmest year ever. Meanwhile, the northern hemisphere has already lost a million square miles of spring snowpack since 1970—an area the size of three Texases. Snow levels are rising and winters are shorter. Climate change is already affecting winter.
By 2007, pro snowboarder Jeremy Jones found that more and more resorts he’d always counted on for good riding were closed due to lack of snow. Something was clearly going on, and he felt the need to act. But he couldn’t find any organizations focused on mobilizing the snowsports community on climate—there was a gap between the impacts that climate change was already having on our mountains, and any organized action being taken to address it. And so Jeremy founded Protect Our Winters.
Soon afterwards, we brought on other concerned pro athletes, individuals, resorts and winter sports companies. Since then, Protect Our Winters has grown from a kernal of an idea into a worldwide network of over 130,000 supporters – a social movement on climate, designed to activate a passionate community and create the political will for meaningful action by state and federal policymakers.
And, while the snowsports community, defined by renowned athletes, respected, businesses, and passion and energy was the perfect place to germinate this movement, the wider outdoor sports community’s playgrounds and livelihoods also depend on healthy winters. Today, POW is inclusive of this broader community.
This was the perfect group to give a national voice to outdoor sports, an industry that supports 900,000+ jobs and creates $646 billion in economic revenue. While the fossil fuel lobby may outspend environmentalists 20-1 in Washington, we share a passion that crosses party lines, a unique perspective that de-politicizes any climate discussion, and an industry with an economic impact that can’t be ignored.
Our key formula for engaging 60 million+ outdoor sports enthusiasts globally: relevance and authenticity. Though we can dress up for meetings, in the end we are pro athletes, dirtbags and diehards; for us, winter is not just a passion, but a way of life.
Right now, we have the luxury of worrying about how climate change might impact the outdoor industry. Right now, we get to help dictate the outcome rather than react to a foregone conclusion. If we sit on our hands for the next two decades, we won’t be worried about powder days, tourism or having fun. We’ll be worried about the stability of our environment, our jobs and our economy.
We All Need Winter.”
Outdoor Industry Association
“From OIA “Outdoor Industry Association® (OIA) was founded in 1989 by a group of 14 visionary outdoor industry leaders who realized that “outdoor” could be much more than a passing consumer trend. Today, OIA is the leading trade association and voice of the outdoor recreation industry, serving more than 1200 manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, sales representatives and retailers.
With offices in Boulder, CO, and Washington, D.C., OIA is the title sponsor of Outdoor Retailer and the trade voice representing a $646 billion industry. OIA supports the growth and success of the outdoor industry through its focus on government affairs, corporate responsibility, outdoor consumer insights, industry trends and youth engagement. OIA hosts an annual industry conference and delivers on-demand and in-person education, tools and resources to help its members grow and succeed in the dynamic and ever-changing outdoor recreation marketplace.
Every day, OIA works with our members to benefit the industry by:
- Advocating for issues critical to the future of the outdoor industry
- Building stronger business leaders
- Changing the way the world does business
- Celebrating, inspiring and growing the active outdoor community
Outdoor Industry Association unites and serves over 1,200 members who work and play in the outdoors. We are a 501(c)(6) non-profit trade association that exists to support the health of the industry we love so much.
Students Shoulder to Shoulder
“In our first decade Students Shoulder-to-Shoulder has enrolled over four hundred high school students in dynamic, experiential courses in global citizenship. What started with a few teachers taking twenty-seven students to do service-work in three settings has evolved into a comprehensive education-based approach to inspire and support generations of global citizens and ethical leaders.
Each year, we now send over one hundred high school students and course instructors from across the nation to trusted NGO partners working on four continents. This good fortune is generated from inspiring relationships with our Global Schools Coalition, NGO leaders, business partners, philanthropists, and alumni – All working as an organization of partners, creating shared value in service of the global good.
We begin our next decade with less entrepreneurial trepidation yet with the same zeal to create a sustainable model for addressing humanity’s most pressing needs. For us, the answer is to inspire and support the next generation as ethical leaders. And we have come to understand that the best strategy to execute this mission is to invite all stakeholders to join us as partners.
Students Shoulder-to-Shoulder’s mission is to inspire and support generations of ethical leaders.”
“From Renewal Workshop “Our factory in Cascade Locks, Oregon is redefining waste in the apparel industry. This leading-edge facility produces renewed apparel and creates jobs right here in America. A jacket with a broken zipper isn’t waste. We fix it and get it back out to where it was meant to be – keeping you warm as you explore the world.
In Fall 2016, our heroic partners will introduce Renewed Apparel to the world. These brands are the first in the apparel industry to become the closed-loop brands leading the Renewable Movement.
- Each garment is individually inspected.
- Custom repaired by experts.
- Certified to the original brand quality.
- Zero landfill guarantee.
- Bluesign® approved trims, labels, and zippers.
- Recycled as a last resort”
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