Snowy Peak Ltd is deeply engaged with ecological, social and ethical sustainability issues. We research and consider the overall influence of all our activities on the planet's flora, fauna and also its people.
Our passion for sustainable design flows through every element of our brands, from our buttons (recycled cotton through to sustainably harvested tagua nut), our textiles – we have an extensive organic cotton and organic and sustainable Merino sourcing programme – to where and how we produce each and every garment.
All of the Merinomink™ and Snowi™ collections are produced in our specialist manufacturing facility at our head office in Christchurch, New Zealand where the staff are like family. Many of them have celebrated their 20 year anniversary working for the company. Until recently, all of the Untouched World™ collection was produced in New Zealand. Now a small percentage of the Untouched World™ collection is produced overseas. Our manufacturing facilities whether in New Zealand or overseas must meet very strict social and environmental criteria. It's our passion to make a positive difference in the world. Ethical, fair trade that's ecologically sound is non-negotiable.
Our sustainable design philosophy drives innovation in design. We are committed to continually improve the ecological and social footprint of our collections. This effort, coupled with our development of and commitment to the Untouched World™ Charitable Trust, has been internationally recognised by the United Nations. We are the first clothing company in the world to be accredited to use the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainability emblem on our products. Our CEO Peri has been invited to consult with the United Nations, and former US President Bill Clinton has sought Peri's contribution on how to improve the world's environment at the Clinton Global Initiative conferences. In 2010, Untouched World™ won international acclaim for its sustainable performance Merino cycling collection at the prestigious EuroBike design awards.