Meeting with Haglofs

Thanks to our Friends at Haglofs for inviting us to their headquarters in Sweden to see the new winter 2016 collection, it was fantastic to meet the team and the designers they all made us feel so welcome.

Haglofs are quietly understated in the UK and a closer inspection will reveal a high quality of workmanship using some of the best fabrics available. Their heritage dates back to 1914 in Torsang, Sweden. A forester’s son named Wiktor Haglöf designed and assembled a backpack for local workers. From that humble start in a farmhand’s cabin, the company he founded has become one of the largest suppliers of outdoor clothing, hardware and footwear in the Nordic region and the rest of Europe.

What was really noticeable was how much they care for sustainability and the environment indeed, they incorporate sustainability in all that they do. Haglöfs is a member of bluesign® and the Fair Wear Foundation, setting and meeting stringent real-world goals of recycling and toxicity reduction, as well as fair labour practices. Their “Take Care” label identifies those products and initiatives that strongly support our sustainability work.

“On our journey into the future, we wish to leave behind nothing but footprints”.

Click here to find out more about Haglofs Sustainability.

Thanks again to the Haglofs team for a great trip and we look forward to working with you in the future.

Simon Clark

MD, Taunton Leisure.

 

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