Cold Case Gear is in business to do two things. Solve real problems faced by people who recreate and work outdoors. We also want to use our business to be a force to do good in this world. We start by donating 1% of our profits to Protect Our Winters, in order to help raise awareness and fight climate change. This effects us all. As a business, we have a heavier impact on our environment than your average person. Secondly, we will allocate additional profits to causes that we believe in, such as our soon to be announced, Women Outdoors Scholarship. Why do we make our products in the USA? Manufacturing in the US is more costly and there are far fewer options. In the end, it costs us more money to make our products here, and it costs you, our customer, more money to shop with us. What do you get with that extra money? You are buying premium goods that directly help to pay somebodies mortgage, send their kids to school, and help reduce our emissions. Why are we donating money to Protect Our Winters?Doing business impacts our planet. That is a fact. Whether we are shipping samples to and from our factories, sending products out to our customers, or even driving to meetings and events. We recognize that the business, of doing business, isn’t always so great for the planet. Why have a women’s outdoor scholarship? Here is a word from our Founder - “I created this scholarship because, I want my business to stand for things. I’m married to an extremely talented and adventerous woman. She was fortunate enough to grow up in the outdoors community. With a family that encouraged adventure. Not everyone shares that experience, however, and certainly not women. We do everything together, but sadly, the playing field is not equal. We can’t even purchase the same gear in a lot of cases. If we don’t even have equal access to outdoor gear, we certainly don’t have equal access to opportunities and experiences. This scholarship is intended to level the playing field, and get ONE super rad lady out on the adventure of a lifetime. We will be there to help each step of the way”Thanks for reading! We’re glad to have you as part of the Cold Case Gear family.