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5 Things You Should Know About The North Face

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The North Face

The North Face has become one of the most popular brands for corporate gifting. Their retail presence, fair pricepoint, and bright stylings make their products popular with people of all ages. They also have a great variety including the popular Stalwart Backpack, which features two external water pockets, secure-zip pockets, a tablet sleeve, and a key fob. Along with their sweater fleece, their active-styled Skyline full zip jacket comes in men’s and ladies coordinating fits and is a best-seller among companies looking to gift employees, clients, and fans.

  1. The name North Face comes from the most challenging side of the mountain and was founded in 1966 selling tents, backpacks, and sleeping bags.

  2. Started by climbing enthusiast Doug Tompkins, TNF began as a one-shop outpost that became so popular, the Grateful Dead played live in their store.

  3. The company has approx. 148 Trademarks, including: “ICEPICK,” “HIMALAYAN,” and “EXPEDITION SYSTEM”, “CAT’S MEOW”, “JESTER” and the letter “S”.

  4. In 2000, VF Corp purchased TNF for $25m; sales now exceed $11.8b annually in 2021.

  5. Items listed as waterproof by The North Face are used with the GORE-TEX® membrane that is completely impervious to rain, snow, and sleet whilst allowing the wearer to sweat from within.

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