“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!
Join us at Granite Peak Ski Area on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 and see what all the fuss is about! We’ll have tons of vendors with their 2017-18 gear featuring the greatest advancements in performance & looks. Ride it all – snowboards, race skis, free ride skis and cruisers. Check out the new helmets and goggles too. Try before you buy!
One $5 donation to local ski and snowboard programs is requested. When you register, you’ll become eligible for door prizes.
Demo at Granite Peak is organized by Shepherd & Schaller Sporting Goods and runs from 10am-3pm.
Mark your calendars for both events; play at the hill then come to the shop! We’re dying for you to see the new stuff (because we think it looks great).
When hunting season collides with holiday shopping, it’s easy to bag a prize during our Treasure Hunter’s Sale Nov 18-19, 2017.
Stalk our clothing and footwear departments for items tagged with a special Orange Deep Discount sticker! “Shoot” a photo in-store with your trophy purchase and post it online to get $5 in ShepsBucks to use during your next visit.
All outerwear, sportswear, footwear, eyewear including sunglasses and goggles, helmets and winter accessories like gloves and hats are 10% off, unless you bag a specially marked item. You’ll know because of the bright orange sticker or clearance dot.
We’ve even hidden some exciting prizes for you to stalk and a few savvy hunters will go home with great treasures from our downtown neighbors in Wausau’s River District too!
Celebrate hunting season and begin your holiday shopping season in Wausau where “orange weekend is the new black friday.”
Hunt for items marked with our 20% off Orange Dot
Shoot a Photo of your new found treasure and post it on social media to earn $5 in ShepsBucks. (See terms in-store)
Hunt for hidden prizes throughout the store. Even a few from neighboring downtown Wausau retailers!
Bag 10% off all in-stock clothing, footwear, eyewear and helmets that don’t have a Dot Discount tag.
Shop our Clearance Center for up to 50% off clothing and shoes
Cold weather is no excuse to stay inside. While folks here may be a little “cheesy,” as in Wisconsin’s famous export, we’re serious about spending time outdoors all twelve months. And for about nine of them you’ll find Stormy Kromer hats are a uniform in Wisconsin.
It’s the windproof boiled bool, magic pull-down earflap, awesome bow and handsome brim, though we don’t get much sun in these parts. But most of all is because we all look so great wearing them, and have since 1903 when the famous cap was born in Wisconsin.
Our friends at Northern Michigan’s Stormy Kromer factory put together a little history video. We like it and think you will too. Come see us in Downtown Wausau, WI when you’re ready to pick out your first Kromer, or your tenth. And if you didn’t catch on already, our favorite hat is Made in the USA. Another good thing.
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.