Point6, designer and manufacturer of premium merino wool socks, is proud to announce the non-profit environmental organizations selected to receive the company's annual contribution of 1% of company sales. Point6 became a member of 1% for the Planet in 2008 as part of their initial business strategy. The Point6 founders and employees feel strongly that it is necessary for businesses in the outdoor industry to back their dedication to the environment with financial support.
â€œThe selection process was really daunting because there are so many good non-profits dedicated to improving the world around us. We chose to give back to our local community to by supporting organizations in our county and state that keep open spaces and trails accessible, healthy and open for recreation. The local organizations we've chosen to support include Colorado Trail Foundation, Yampa Valley Recycles and Routt County Riders,â€ stated Betsy Seabert, director of international sales and marketing for Point6. â€œWe are so fortunate to live and work in Steamboat Springs with clean air and fresh mountain streams. There is no shortage of clean water here, but unfortunately there are many places around the world where people do not have this luxury. Water For People is committed to developing water and sanitation systems in developing countries.â€
1% for the Planet was started in 2002 by Yvon Chouinard and Craig Mathews, two successful business leaders in the outdoor industry, who understood it was good business to protect the world's natural resources. â€œBy partnering with 1%, we are able to leverage our commitment to environmental support and corporate responsibility through this incredible network of non-profits and committed businesses and individuals around the world. We are very proud to be able to include the 1% for the Planet logo on Point6 sock packaging,â€ said Peter Duke, CEO and co-founder of Point6.
The Colorado Trail Foundation maintains the 500-mile Colorado Trail, Denver to Durango. The organizations overarching objective is to provide for and preserve The Colorado Trail's primitive, long-trail, high mountain, non-motorized experience for people today and for generations to come. www.ColoradoTrial.org
Yampa Valley Recycles mission is to make recycling, reduction, and reuse in the Yampa Valley more convenient and cost effective in order to increase the total tonnage of recyclable materials diverted from the landfill. www.yampavalleyrecycles.org
Route County Riders is a bicycle advocacy group that represents the interests of all variations of biking including mountain biking, road riding, youth cycling, downhill/freeride, year-round commuting, adaptive cycling, community cycling initiatives and advocacy, and bicycling events. For 2011 the group's key initiatives include a focus on trail building and maintenance and support of youth cycling programs including Safe Routes to School. www.routtcountyriders.org
Water For People works with partners to develop innovative and long-lasting solutions to the water, sanitation, and hygiene problems in the developing world. The organization strives to continually improve, to experiment with promising new ideas, and to leverage resources to multiply its impact. www.waterforpeople.org
Point6 is a tribe based along the Yampa River at the base of Rabbit Ears Pass in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Their mission is to lead the way in the Evolution of the Merino Wool Movement. The merino wool sock, designed and manufactured by the tribe, is guaranteed to be the most comfortable and durable you can own. Point6 socks are made with state of the art knitting and spinning technologies to create a softer and more durable product. Sport specific designs and engineered fit ensure enhanced performance and ultimate comfort. Point6 is committed to environmental stewardship and strives to ensure all products, packaging and manufacturing processes adhere to environmental guidelines. For more information please visit us online at www.point6.com.