We are surfers, yogis, artists, hikers, and all around fun-havers. We’re the one hollering at your good wave, and we’re the friend high fiving you at the top of the mountain. We’re the nature lovers, wanderlusters, and the barefoot hippies in your life. We are West Path, your friends and your teammates.
In short, We are part of the same communities you are. And being a part of these communities makes us feel like we have the obligation protect and give back to these things we love.
For us, giving back comes in two forms: how we source our products, and who we support with our sales.
West Path is committed to sourcing products in the most ethical way possible. This starts with the materials we use, and goes all the way through how the goods are packaged and delivered.
We utilize environmentally friendly materials whenever possible, whether it's for our own products, or when buying from other brands. These include things like G.O.T.S. Certified Organic Cotton, yoga pants made out of recycled water bottles, flip flops made from used tires, or even all natural soy based products made right here in the USA.
We also focus on ethical manufacturing. This comes in many forms, such as sourcing local & handmade, using independent third party inspections to ensure safe and fair working conditions at factories, or by sourcing Fair Trade Certified products (where a portion of our purchase goes directly to supporting the workers who craft our products). All this ensures there’s less waste in the supply chain, happier workers around the globe, and less pollution being heaped onto our Mother Earth.
The second way we support giving back to our communities is by donating at least 10% of our net profits to charity. We work hard to form fun and unique partnerships with certified Non-Profit Organizations. One example is our partnership with SEEturtles.Org supporting our Surf Poncho - for every surf poncho we sell, we donate enough for SEEturtles to save 10 baby sea turtles! Another example is our partnership with SurfAid, where we have run various limited time promotions where proceeds go towards their inspiring, life saving missions in remote pacific islands.
We also try to carry many other brands that have similar socially conscious, and sustainability missions as us. These are some great brands such as Denik, where each notebook sold helps build a school in developing countries; Faces4Autism surf wax, where half the sales revenues go directly to autism education and therapy; or Parks Project, which donates both money and their valuable time, to keep our national parks open and clean.
By sourcing our products ethically, and giving back what we can, we aim to create a company that has a positive impact in the communities it's engaged with. Because, like you, we are a part of those communities too.
Thanks for reading and thanks for helping us with our mission to spread the stoke, support our communities, and enjoy the greater things in life.
~ West Path
P.s. We’re always looking for new charities to form partnerships with, so if you know of one that is doing some good out there, you can shoot us an email about them here.