North Face v Innovex

  • 1.  North Face v Innovex

    Posted 12-11-2020 13:34
    IPA NM reports that North Face has refused to sell 200 winter jackets with the Innovex name / logo because Innovex is in the oil and gas service business.

    I have written a brief letter to Steve Rendle in support of Innovex. The link to the innovex letter is at the end of this post. Innovex notes the hypocrisy of North Face in manufacturing jackets and other gear using oil products while creating a policy of not selling to oil companies.


    December 10, 2020

     Mr. Steve Rendle

    CEO VF Corporation

    8505 E Orchard Rd

    Greenwood Village, CO 80111

     Dear Mr. Rendle,

                   I am disappointed to read that North Face has a policy of not selling products to companies engaged in the oil and gas business.

                   I admire your principals.

                   I will remove North Face from my list of vendors until further notice.


                                                           David T. Terry

    David Terry CPL
    Thames River, LLC
    Salt Lake City UT
    (801) 971-2165

  • 2.  RE: North Face v Innovex

    Posted 12-14-2020 08:12
    I betcha the jackets are made entirely of petroleum products.

    Rush Warren, President
    Warren Acquisition, Inc.
    Terlingua, Texas

  • 3.  RE: North Face v Innovex

    Posted 12-14-2020 08:12
    North Face, founded in San Francisco of course, uses over 30 manufacturing facilities China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Cambodia, India and more. Only one of it lines, the small “Made in USA Collection,” is made in the U.S. And, you’re right in pointing out that its products are made of many non eco-friendly materials.
    I’m GLAD Innovex purchased its jackets with its company logo from a different vendor ... in time to deliver same to its employees as Christmas presents!

    Kirk M. Briggs, CPL-retired

  • 4.  RE: North Face v Innovex

    Posted 12-14-2020 08:13
    Adam Anderson wrote an excellent response letter and I thank him.  We all need to keep pointing out to these hypocrites the nonsense they spew.  Unless clothing is made from cotton, wool, linen, leather, or fig leaves,  it came from oil and gas. And 99% of clothing is processed with energy from our industry.  I'm not a Facebook person, but perhaps someone who is should post all over the place that this manufacturer's coats are made with petroleum.  Turn it back on them.  Facebook will probably censor the posts, but what the heck, post it anyway.

    Vikki Gray CPL
    Arvada CO
    (303) 842-9629

  • 5.  RE: North Face v Innovex

    Posted 12-15-2020 14:59
    And the energy used to  make and transport the products came from oil and natural gas--unless they have figured out a way to produce their products with no carbon footprint.  In that case I would stand corrected.

    James Pennington RPL
    Nacogdoches TX
    (936) 546-1088

  • 6.  RE: North Face v Innovex

    Posted 12-14-2020 09:27
    There is a bit of misinformation about this, it wasn't The North Face who didn't fill the order, it was a third-party vendor of embroidered goods who refused to do the garments and it was fulfilled by another third-party North Face vendor.

    The good news is that we can all shop with whatever clothing provider we choose. I buy stuff from Howler Bros. and they're based in...Austin.

    Steve Creger, CPL
    Sr. Managing Director
    Citadel Asset Advisors, LLC

  • 7.  RE: North Face v Innovex

    Posted 12-15-2020 14:59
    Thank you, Steven Creger.  Do we have a name of the vendor?  I try to avoid misplaced anger and disappointment.

    Robert Bram CPL
    PDC Energy, Inc.
    Denver CO
    (303) 318-6190

  • 8.  RE: North Face v Innovex

    Posted 12-16-2020 16:48

    I do not, and the Innovex CEO didn't reveal that in his press release or letter to North Face.

    VF Company owns North Face among its other brands Walls, Dickie's and Kodiak. All of these manufacture work clothing targeted at industrial workers, some of which are in the oil & gas business.

    Steve Creger, CPL
    Sr. Managing Director
    Citadel Asset Advisors, LLC

  • 9.  RE: North Face v Innovex

    Posted 12-14-2020 14:48
    Thanks for the heads up! Just canceled a couple of Christmas Gift orders. I'm pretty sure they have products that contain oil byproducts!!

    W. Russell Shaw CPL
    Coyote Land LLC
    (405) 615-5669

  • 10.  RE: North Face v Innovex

    Posted 12-16-2020 14:42
    As long as the American public keeps funding hypocritical companies like North Face the future of the fossil fuel industry will be in jeopardy. Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Google, ITunes, Acme Brick and Starbucks are just a few of the companies who are funding the attack against the production of fossil fuels and promoting the Green New deal 

    Edward Brawner
    903-595-4293 Of Ext 226
    903-590-6008 Cell