“We respect the diversity of nature and all living things. Our earth is simply the most beautiful place in the universe and we only have this one. We do everything we can to protect it and we want to experience it and share it with others.” -Jack Wolfskin
And that is exactly what they do!
The brand’s entire product collection is 75% PFC-free (PFCs are pollutants that do not break down when released into the environment) and it’s a percentage that is continuing to rise. With that being said, in January 2016, Jack Wolfskin was the first brand to win the ISPO Eco Achievement Award, a distinction that, until now, only specific products had been recognized for.It was awarded because of Jack Wolfskin’s sustainability commitments, including exclusively using Organic Certified Cotton since 2013 and attaining the Fair Wear Foundation Award (labor conditions) multiple years in a row.
Outdoor enthusiasts around the world are recognizing this brand that started only in 1981, in a small German town. Jack Wolfskin is not only the largest outdoor brand in its home country, Germany, but also in Austria and Switzerland, and is in the top three brands in China.
But if this company is so renoun, why haven’t we heard about it in the United States?
Jack Wolfskin only brought this company to the states less than a year ago and it’s about to take off with outdoor chains itching to get their hands on it! As of now, there are only a handful of stores that carry this brand and Shepherd & Schaller in Wausau is one of the few! We are the only store in Wisconsin carrying the brand and we’re excited to share it with all of you!
Step away from the lecture hall, the books and the homework for a few minutes to visit Shepherd & Schaller, where our Student Appreciation Sale is our high-five for your grueling studies and hard earned reward.
Visit us in downtown Wausau October 1-10 and present your current student id card for 10% off all in-stock clothing, hats, gloves, socks, shoes, boots and day packs. You even get pre-season pricing on ski and snowboard equipment to pay less than your parents and their friends. How’s that for a reward?! Yep, your student credentials mean you pay less for the must-haves you see all over campus.
Celebrate your school pride by wearing your schools colors, logo or even that foam finger you’ve got. That, plus your student id will earn you a chance to win a prize!
Take our advice: work hard + play hard. You deserve it.
The fine print:
10% discount is off full retail price on our price tag
This discount may not be combined with other discounts
Discount not available on special order clothes, shoes or boots or on equipment other than day packs.
You MUST present your current student ID to receive the discount
Discount is not retroactive to previous purchases
Tell your friends about Shep’s Student Appreciation Sale and follow us on Social Media for more great deals, contests and events!
As you know if you’ve been following our family posts each week, we put a lot of value on our brand partner’s behind-the-scenes processes and philosophies. To that end we are SUPER excited to welcome PICTURE ORGANIC CLOTHING to Wausau, WI.
These guys are dialed in. From their home in France, they’ve been about 100% recycled and organic materials from the beginning, in 2010. They got their feet under them in Europe and brought their inspiring point of view and styling designs to the USA just a few years ago. The line is exploding and you’ll be proud to be an early adopter. Visit their site. It’s inspiring.
Picture snow sports outerwear is expect in-store in October 2017.
Meet the family: Sherpa. A small brand can change the world.
Sherpa, by it’s own definition, is a modern brand with ancient wisdom. It weaves together the latest designs and technology with the rich heritage and time-honored beliefs of Nepal. They focuse on providing economic and social stability to the people of Nepal through steady employment, quality working conditions and educational opportunities for future generations. As a Sherpa-founded company, the adventure clothing produced embraces technical materials and designs, passes grueling tests in the Himalayas, and weaves a rich heritage of humility into every garment.
“Our footprint may be small, but the Sherpa heart is big with belief that a modest brand can lift people up, train and educate the next generation, even help reverse the ravages of poor governance and a changing environment,” they say.
At Shep’s, we respect the values, wisdom and experience that Sherpa shares. They match our own.
United By Blue is a water-friendly brand of apparel that removes a pound of trash from oceans and waterways for every product sold. And though the nearest ocean is very far away from our home in Wausau, the health of our waterways is something we can all appreciate.
UBB says “We created this company because we wanted to make a bigger, more measurable impact on our oceans and encourage people to do the same. So we stopped simply writing checks and started organizing and hosting these cleanups. We wanted to do our part to clean the waterways ourselves. The amount of plastic waste in our oceans and waterways is mind-boggling: 8 millions tons of plastic enter oceans each year. Plastic bottles alone make up 1.5 million tons of plastic waste annually. Plastics and other litter ultimately end up in the world’s gyres, or circulating ocean currents, and can turn into dense vortexes of trash. The most famous marine trash heap, The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, is twice the size of Texas.
That’s also why we take the care to create products that use responsible materials (like recycled polyester, which reuses plastic bottles so they won’t wind up in gyres). If you’d like to help, we’d love to see you at our next cleanup.”
We’re proud to partner with UBB and buying an awesome piece of their clothing (often of organic cotton) or gear bags (canvas or tech fabric) is an easy way to lend support. Shep’s is Wausau’s home to United by Blue.