Our watchword is movement.
That's why we came across yet another new in that you will find in the store.
Was born in Seattle in 1993. Back then, founder Barry Barr was selling the revolutionary Strapcap out of his car. Now, it’s a straight-up classic and KAVU is Local Worldwide. After all these years, we’re still stoked by the spirit in which we were founded: buckling down, pitching in, getting our hands dirty, and creating gear we’re proud to wear and even prouder to share with you.
Barry captains his first commercial fishing boat in Alaska at age 16.
Kavu’s formula for living and working is simple — build fun into everything you do. So that’s where we start. KAVU creates true outdoor wear, stylish bags, wallets, and other accessories so you can express yourself and spread your good-time attitude.
KAVU is also an aviation acronym for “clear above visibility unlimited,” when there isn’t a cloud in the sky and you can see to the horizon. That limitless feeling is our guiding philosophy and the attitude we bring to all we do. It means treating every day like it’s special, and then getting out and doing whatever invigorates you and makes you smile. That’s a KAVU Day. And we want you to have as many as you can. KAVU clothing is an expression of this approach to life.
At KAVU we have a clear spirit to protect the planet and do everything we can as a company to reduce the negative and increase the positive. That means community, socially and environmental.
Now more than ever theyare making a strong commitment to reduce, reuse and protect mother nature from more harm, so they can keep playing outside. Starting in 2013 we have been working hard behind the scenes implementing sustainable process in all our sourcing, manufacturing, packaging, office culture, warehousing and distribution.
They first started with our KAVU employees.They looked at how we could reduce, reuse and recycle within our office and retail stores. Beginning 2012-2014 our office went fully digital and only printing paper when necessary. They try to only send digital invoices, order confirmations and other reports. All our documents are scanned and saved digitally for safe record keeping.
Another huge part is working with their sourcing partners to improve our overall footprint. Their partners and vendors from around the world are cooperating and helping us achieve our goals. It is great to trace back all our processes and suppliers from thread, dye, weaver to the finished garment coming off the production line.
They hold ourselves accountable and by using multiple standards and certifications we can ensure our impact can be more positive than negative. KAVU is committed to making our products under the strict global sustainability guidelines used by Oeko Tex, GOTS, REACH and or Bluesign. Their production team and executives work hard to guarantee that our supply chain is following and or adapting to the changing world standards. They visit the factories and work backwards to insure our fibers, threads, weaving, dying and finishing are all compliant with the above standards.