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Black Lives Matter: Statements from the industry

In response to the murder of George Floyd, outdoor leaders have released statements condemning racial injustice and institutional violence against the Black community in the United States. Here's a running list.


As outdoor leaders begin to speak out against racial injustice in the United States—once again brought to light by the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis—SNEWS is collecting their statements in one place.

Our list currently includes the following voices: Access Fund, American Alpine Club, American Hiking Society, Arc’teryx, Backcountry, Brown Girls Climb, BUFF, Camber Outdoors, Clif Bar, Columbia, Climbing Wall Association, Cotopaxi, Eddie Bauer, Granite Gear, HOKA ONE ONE, Ibex, JAM Collective, Kaya, Machines for Freedom, Mammut, Merrell, Moosejaw, Mountain Equipment Co-op, Mountain Hardwear, Organic Climbing, Orvis, Osprey, Outdoor Afro, Outdoor Industry Association, Outdoor Research, Outside PR, Pactimo, Parks Project, Patagonia, Peak Design, prAna, Press Forward PR, Rapha, REI, She Explores, Smartwool, Snowsports Industries America, Tension Climbing, The North Face, Thousand, Timberland, Title Nine, Tracksmith, Vasque, and Velocio Apparel. Links to their words have been organized alphabetically below.

[Editors’ note: We acknowledge that, while some of these statements contain promises of action, not all of them do so. As Color Outside founder Nailah Blades has written, “It’s not enough to say the right words in a social post if you’re not also doing the work internally as a company.” We encourage everyone to keep that in mind.]

If you know of any companies or organizations that have been left out, please email Andrew Weaver at aweaver@aimmedia.com.

Access Fund

American Alpine Club

American Hiking Society

Arc’teryx

Backcountry

Brown Girls Climb

BUFF

Camber Outdoors

Clif Bar

Climbing Wall Association

Columbia

Cotopaxi

Eddie Bauer

Granite Gear

HOKA ONE ONE

Ibex

JAM Collective

Kaya

Kaya has released a statement on its website.

Machines for Freedom

Mammut

Merrell

Merrell also released a follow-up statement laying out a plan for action.

Moosejaw

Mountain Equipment Co-op

Mountain Hardwear

Mountain Hardwear has released a set of principles for supporting “change from within” here.

Organic Climbing

Orvis

Osprey

Outdoor Afro

Outdoor Industry Association

OIA has outlined concrete steps it will take here.

Outdoor Research

Outside PR

Pactimo

Parks Project

Patagonia

Peak Design

Peak Design has released a full campaign called Say Something Give Anything. Details can be found here.

prAna

Press Forward PR

Rapha

REI

She Explores

Smartwool

Snowsports Industries America

SIA released an anti-racism statement on its website.

Tension Climbing

The North Face

Thousand

Timberland

Title Nine

Tracksmith

Vasque

Velocio Apparel