A collection for explorers, collectors and the environmentally conscious!
Outerwear for many is simply a means to fight the Canadian chill. However, for the six international explorers, for which the collection was made, it was much more than that.
The collection was created to protect and assist a team of explorers on the first-ever dogsled crossing of Antarctica in 1990. The team travelled 3,741 miles over 220 days in the brutal Antarctic climate displaying an extraordinary performance of endurance and athleticism.
Carson Cook, The North Face’s Off Mountain Apparel Global Category Manager said, “So many elements were built into these garments for ultimate function, details you wouldn’t find in your everyday fleece and parka”.
The North Face has re-issued its iconic Trans-Antarctic Expedition Collection for Fall/Winter 2021 and is available on The North Face’s website. The pieces are projected to rack up a pretty penny on the second-hand market.
The designs are much the same however, The North Face has made environmentally conscious changes.
Cook said, “We stayed as true to the originals as possible, but we did integrate new elements such as recycled materials, Dryvent waterproof fabrics, and 700 fill responsibly sourced down”.
These changes will propel the brand into a more sustainable future while honouring the environmental goal of the exploration.
“One major goal of our expedition was to protect Antarctica for scientific research and education and to block any mineral exploration of the continent,” reflects Will Steger, the leader of the exhibition.
Alongside the collection comes The North Face short film entitled, The North Face Presents: Peace of History. The film explores the history of the exhibition and the need for environmental protection and action.
The limited-edition collection will include a duffel bag, pant, hoodie, fleece and the showstopping Expedition Parka.