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:
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
Shop with us and your purchase does more. Since 1949 Shepherd & Schaller has supported the greater Wausau area by contributing time, talent, dollars and merchandise to organizations that make our community a wonderful place to live. You’ve likely been touched by these organizations, or know someone who has. To name just a few groups we’ve been involved with:
- Wausau Rotary Club, Wausau Kiwanis, Wausau Lions, Downtown Wausau Action Council, River District Wausau, Main Street Wausau, Central Wausau Progress, Wausau Area Chamber of Commerce, Wausau Board of Education, Grand Theater Foundation, The Women’s Community, Blessings in a Backpack, Festival of Trees supporting Aspirus Comfort Care & Hospice, Ski for Youth, Granite Peak Ski Team, Granite Peak Ski Patrol, Rib Mountain Ski Club, Wausau Nordic Ski Club and countless schools, teams and youth programs.
But you can feel good about your purchase at Shep’s for another reason too. Many of the brands we stock feel the same way we do about corporate responsibility, recycling, treating people fairly and paying attention to the impact they make locally and globally.
For example, our friends at Toad&Co make awesome clothing you love to live in and they’re thoughtful about the world we live in. Since 1997, every item of Toad&Co clothing sold contributes to creating opportunity for adults with disabilities. Their mission statement says it all: “Our Mission: To lead with integrity and weave optimism into everything we do; To create meaningful change through socially and environmentally smart business; To inspire people to live their fullest lives.”
Patagonia is a company famous for it’s environmental and social consciousness. Their mission statement: “Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.” Visit their website to read about their efforts related to the supply chain, sourcing, Fair Trade and much more.
Arc’teryx is a technical outerwear company known for it’s exquisite quality and craftsmanship. They too values long term thinking on environmental stewardship, responsible manufacturing, and community engagement.
Prana is committed to Fair Trade and Sustainability practices that do no harm. They have much to recommend if you are into being a Conscious Consumer.