BMW Designworks Partners With The North Face on a Super-Light Camper

To highlight The North Face’s new Futurelight material, produced by a “nanospinning technology” that allows for air-permeability, the brand debuted a super-light camper co-designed with BMW Designworks. More than futuristic looking, the waterproof, light and breathable Futurelight fabric stretches across a geodesic-dome frame on a function, mobile platform. It’s just the start for Futurelight, which is bound to shake things up in many industries—including apparel and …

Vulnerability and Creativity: North Face Designer Ruth Beatty

As a part of The North Face’s #SheMovesMountains campaign, senior designer Ruth Beatty answered questions at Salt Lake City’s Ladies Literary Club—a historic women’s club. The campaign is the brand’s first global initiative focused on women—and, the conversation with Beatty dives deep into gender, creativity, empathy, and fear. Rather than a weakness, Beatty says, “Vulnerability is exciting.” Watch the full video on YouTube.

The North Face Founder Douglas Tompkins Dies at 72

Douglas Tompkins—a non-stop adventurer, prolific conservationist and founder of The North Face—has died on Tuesday at the age of 72 while exploring the Patagonia region of southern Chile. Before founding The North Face, Tompkins spent his days hiking, skiing and climbing mountains—a life he later returned to after selling his stake in the company to focus on his conservation efforts. He spent most of his …