Eco-innovation has been Lafuma's path for decades and it is more important than ever.
Technologies and materials have been chosen for their performance and eco-friendly
All backpacks are made from 100% recycled materials, insulation from recycled textile fibers, single-material designs to optimize cuts and scraps, and reassuring reference standards like Oeko-Tex and Blues
Not to mention that these garments offer a guarantee of timeless design, quality and sustainability, the first step in any global CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) approach.
Finally, since 1930, the credibility of the Lafuma brand has been based on its technical know-how.
The technical labels of their products are proof of this: they work with leading partners such as Gore-Tex, Polartec®, Vibram®, Repreve®
LAFUMA: A BRAND IN THE HEARTS OF THE FRENCH
In 1930, the three brothers Alfred, Victor and Gabriel Lafuma created the eponymous brand in their small workshop in Anneyron in the Drôme. With the invention of the metal frame, they revolutionized the backpack. Over the years, the Lafuma brothers diversified their skills and created camping furniture, textiles and shoes.
Today, based in Annecy, the team revisits the collections, preserving the know-how that has made the brand internationally renowned.
A TECHNICAL HERITAGE
The mountains were Lafuma's very first playground and the history of mountaineering tells of its pioneering knowledge of equipment. In 1953, its famous "Tyrolean" bag climbed Everest on the back of Sherpa Tensing. This Nepalese, then 39 years old, was the first man, along with Edmund Hillary, to climb and reach this mythical summit via the Tibetan North Face.
On the technical side, experienced mountaineers have also accompanied Lafuma in its developments. Gaston Rebuffat, a leading figure in French mountaineering, was Lafuma's technical advisor for many years.
Today, Lafuma designs its collections for extraordinary and ordinary adventures. To each his own Everest.
LAFUMA: A BRAND COMMITTED TO THE ENVIRONMENT
Sustainable development is in Lafuma's genes. Reducing our impact and contributing to the protection of the environment has always been one of our priorities. Since its creation, Lafuma has brought together people who are passionate about nature and who want to leave their children a world in which they can explore. Today, more than ever, this is the guiding principle of all our actions.
In the early 1990s , Lafuma began to question its role in protecting the environment.
An eco-responsible vision turned into action. In the field, Lafuma became a partner of France Nature Environnement in 1992 and of the WWF in 2000. And in terms of products, Lafuma developed its first bag made of recycled cotton in 1993.
Today,80% of the collection is eco-designed. These products are identified by our Low Impact™ label, certifying their traceability and eco-design.
Lafuma is also a committed community in the field.Once a year, for more than 10 years, Lafuma has brought its community together in Chamonix and organized the Responsible Mountain operation, a day to raise awareness about reducing our impact in the mountains as well as in town. In 10 years, more than 28 tons of waste have been removed from the mountain