Meet the Family: Grand Trunk Goods for the Road

Meet the family: Grand Trunk Goods for the Road
Shepherd & Schaller is Wausau’s outdoor experts and we respect quality and commitment.  So, for hammocks we choose Grand Trunk.
For every dollar you donate, Grand Trunk will match your donation on their site. After all, it takes two trees to hang a hammock, so Grand Trunk is committed to planting 5000 trees a year. They stand by ethical, fair-trade manufacturing which is good for their retailers, customers, partner and the world. They promote sustainable small business livelihood and enhance opportunity for economic progress. These are things we believe in too.
Grand Trunk “Goods for the Road” is not just hanging around.
Grab a single or double hammock, easy to use suspension straps, shelters and mosquito nets, travel pillows and get outside!

Mosquito covers make every outdoor setting comfortable

Meet the Family: Kupilka Dish Ware and Cutlery is at Shep’s

Meet the Family: Kupilka
 
Support nature with a cup. KUPILKA – Adventurer’s Great Companion – products are made from their very own biomaterial with EKOenergy. (Hint: it’s mostly wood! That’s something we can appreciate here in the Northwoods right?)
 
The Finnish company’s products are made from natural fibre composite which favours the use of renewable energy sources. The wood for the material comes from the certified forests in Finland. Both the products and the material are manufactured in Finland using EKOenergy. Kupilka one of the first companies in the world to start using green electricity? The wide operating temperature of the product (-30 °C – 100 °C) together with the resistance of the material ensures durability and a smaller carbon footprint. At the end of the life span the products can be recycled, incinerated for heat energy or returned to the manufacturer for re-use. KUPILKA packaging is made from recycled cardboard which can be recycled or burned. So cool!
 
Like the other brands we choose to partner with, Kupilka invests in it’s employees and community, locally and globally. Check out their site to learn more and visit us to shop this unique dish ware and cutlery only at Shepherd & Schaller in downtown Wausau.
 

Meet the Family: Aventura Clothing

Meet the family: Aventura Clothing

Are you a fan of fashions in stores like Urban Outfitters? If so, you’ve love Aventura (who makes styles for UO.) We like them because they pay attention to the big picture, most specifically with their commitment to sustainability and giving back.

They say “We’re passionate about creating fashionable and comfortable clothing with low environmental impact. Look for the leaf icon to easily find styles made with sustainable or lower impact materials” and “We’re committed to giving back to our communities and making them a better place to live for all. We’ve partnered with food banks across the country and a unique non-profit for women to offer a hand up to those who need it most.”

Sustainable style begins with the right fabrics. With the use of organically farmed cotton, Aventura Clothing supports avoiding the use of chemical pesticides, synthetic fertilizers and genetic engineering. They track organic cotton from the farm to their factories to ensure they are always working to reduce their footprint. Today, over 75% of their styles use lower impact or sustainable materials.

You’ll feel good about Aventura’s fashions and fits, especially their Organic Cotton styles, which are our favorites. Shep’s is Aventura’s only home in Wausau.

Meet the Family: Prana is at Shepherd & Schaller

Meet the Family: Prana

No one does athleisure like @Prana, and we’re proud to be their home in Wausau. Visit their site to learn more about their commitment to Sustainability, Responsibility, Traceability, Fairness and Giving Back. We like the way they operate and you will to. Here’s what Prana says, it’s why we partner with them to support your active lifestyle:

“We go out of our way to ensure the impact we make on the world is mostly confined to our aesthetic. By using materials and partnering with companies and factories that adhere to strict guidelines for safety and efficacy, we’re able to make the beautiful and functional products we love, in a way that we can all feel good about.”

Visit Shep’s for Prana’s beloved sportswear, dresses, yoga fashions and accessories. You’ll be back for more.

Our Partners Lead with Integrity. Meet the Family: Patagonia

We are so grateful to partner with the most inspiring people and companies. We’re going to highlight them each Wednesday this season so you can see why we chose them to compliment our mission to support you in your outdoor adventures while paying attention to the greater good. We think you’ll be inspired too, by their commitment to social and corporate responsibility, sustainability and so much more. We’re all in this together. Meet the Family:

Patagonia

They wrote the book.  Literally.  You can even buy the book from Patagonia, the most well know outdoor activist company in the industry.  From Fair Trade Certification, to environmental preservation to Environmental Responsibility and transparency, Patagonia coined the terms we all look for as businesses and consumers.

Their tagline is the test for their every decision: Build the best product,
cause no unnecessary harm,
use business to inspire and
implement solutions to the
environmental crisis.