The North Face


The path a textile takes from concept to a finished product on store shelves involves many steps and partners. As mentioned already, we are working closely our supply chain to find acceptable non-fluorinated alternatives that still meet the high performance standards we believe in. Over the course of this Spring we will be reviewing our Fall 2017 commercialization process and will have a clearer line of sight into how our partners and suppliers can potentially move forward with non-fluorinated alternatives. We remain committed to our promise to our customers to not accept substitutions that lead to lower quality or performance.