The MILLET name became famous in the 30's with the first shopping bags with shoulder straps. Adapted a few years later to the backpack, the idea quickly signs the success of the French brand based in Annecy since 1928.
Since then, MILLET has been committed to designing ever more technical and high-performance products to accompany mountain enthusiasts on their adventures.
Since its inception, MILLET has been committed to doing its utmost to reduce its environmental impact: protecting nature and supporting local communities linked to our universe. This is done through various means:
LOW IMPACT Since 2005, MILLET has integrated an internal eco-design reference system, called LOW IMPACT , which highlights the most environmentally friendly products within their collections.
MILLET announces that 100% of its winter 2020-21 collection will be certified Low Impact..
RECYCLING: Millet is a partner of the"Outdoor Waste Lab", which collects and transforms products to give them a new life. Millet also works with associations with a social vocation, such as 82.4000 , which gives access to the mountains to the most deprived, and which MILLET equips with functional products.
Since 2014, Millet has recycled more than 4 tonnes of textiles and 1.5 million metres of rope since 2006.
FLUORINE HUNTING (PFC) Since 2014, MILLET has been developing new Fluorine-free (PFC Free) solutions that are just as effective as current treatments and have a much lower impact on health and the environment.
In 2020, 66% of MILLET products are PFC-free.
ANIMAL WELL-BEING: Millet works with the TEXTILE EXCHANGEorganisation, which has developed the Responsible Down Standard(http://responsibledown.org), which allows us to control the transparency of our feather supply chain. Finally, to be even more transparent, we have set up with our partner ALLIED FEATHERS, a traceability system available to our users, who can check the origin of feathers and down at any time.
In 2020 100% of our products use RDS certified feathers and down.
Since the beginning of the adventure, MILLET has maintained a strong link with its vertical community: athletes, ambassadors and partners from all over the world with the same passion for the mountains.
Millet is a partner of :
- the Chamonix Guides Company (FRANCE)
- the guide company of Grindelwald (SWITZERLAND)
- the Matterhorn Guides Company (ITALY)
Thanks to this community, MILLET offers ever more efficient and technical products for our activities.