Cotopaxi’s purpose is to alleviate poverty by providing sustainably designed and innovative adventure gear. Cotopaxi’s creed, Do Good, touches every aspect of the company. From their giving model to their company culture and sustainable product design, they see business as a vehicle to make an impact.
Cotopaxi uses fabrics left over from other companies’ large production runs to make one-of-a-kind products like the Teca Windbreakers and the Del Dia packs and bags. Every Cotopaxi (Re)Purpose item keeps fabric out of the landfill and puts sustainably awesome products into the hands of adventurers like yourself.
Fulfilling its Model to “Do Good”
Cotopaxi is a Certified B Corporation where 1% of their annual revenues go toward addressing poverty and supporting community development. Each year, Cotopaxi awards grands to carefully selected nonprofit organizations that focus on improving the human condition and alleviating poverty.
Examples of organizations awarded grants by Cotopaxi include:
- International Rescue Committee – offers emergency aid and long-term assistance to refugees and those displaced by war, persecution, or natural disaster.
- Escuela Nueva – provides student-directed education models to communities affected by conflict and limited opportunities.
- Nothing But Nets – aims to eradicate malaria by providing bed nets to families in need along with other crucial malaria intervention services such as diagnosis, treatment and training for healthcare workers.
- Utah Refugee Services – helps refugees integrate into their new communities and helps them find family-sustaining employment. Cotopaxi offers Utah’s refugees employment opportunities for displaced individuals through its repairs program.