Inspired by the vivid colours and textiles of South America, Cotopaxi was started with the purpose to try and make a difference, to try and give something back. Founded by Davis Smith in 2014, who spent much of his younger life growing up in South America, he witnessed some of the most impoverished societies on the continent. Now based in Salt Lake City, Cotopaxi has philanthropy at its roots. With 2% of its revenue being returned to charity and environmentally conscious projects.
Expect high-quality packs and carrying options combined with lightweight waterproof jackets. Perhaps their most intriguing products are from the Del Dia Collection. In an attempt to reduce factory floor waste Cotopaxi instructed their workers to use offcuts, that would otherwise go to waste. From this, they construct new, unique packs and bags with wild colourways and combinations and in doing so greatly reduce factory waste.