Kathmandu on why you should examine your supply chain

Corporate social responsibility

Kathmandu on why you should examine your supply chain

In June, Kathmandu became the first company in the Southern Hemisphere to achieve accreditation from the Fair Labor Association (FLA) alongside brands like Patagonia and Nike. But Kathmandu’s corporate social responsibility manager Gary Shaw says some apparel companies approach supply chain transparency from a “box-ticking” perspective because they’re scared of what they might find if they take a harder look.

Walking on a dream

Forty years ago, sports physician Dr Charlie Baycroft and professional skier David Boyd were two strangers who, by chance discovered something in common: they both wanted to invent a product that could end pain caused by common foot problems. And its major brand Formthotics continues its global rise.

Smile wide

Grin Natural, a 100 percent natural New Zealand made toothpaste brand, recently launched a nationwide campaign to help Kiwi kids in need. Idealog spoke with Grin Natural marketing manager Paul Stokes and general manager and co-founder Tara Tan about its eco-friendly toothbrushes and natural toothpaste, how the company came about, and the urgent need to improve the dental health of kids around the country.