WYLD1 drives ourselves and our partners to raise the standard in responsible production to minimize impact on the environment, and the people and wildlife that inhibit it. We recognize there is no perfect sustainable solution but we won't stop trying to find it. Below are a few of the responsible solutions we employ:
- Durable, versatile and low waste designs
- High proportions of planet friendly materials
- Partner responsibility certifications
- Chemical and dying management guidelines
- Carbon offsets & renewable energy
- Fair and safe work environment policies
- Recyclable and biodegradable packaging
Our design principles focus on longevity, versatility and reducing environment impact. Our gear is built to last through high-quality construction that is durable, versatile and timeless designs you can wear for years and comforable transition from the course to everyday. We apply thoughtfully construction techniques to reduce waste and support recyclability. WYLD also uses recyclable and biodegradable packaging.
We hand select the world's finest planet-friendly materials with remarkable performance properties. Significant research and testing is conducted, and considerations for nature are taken into account throughout the design and development process. Our materials include premium natural, regenerative and recycled fibers that best align with respective products desired performance benefits, fit and function. We ensure there are high proportions of these planet-friendly materials in every technical blend. We do our utmost to minimize virgin synthetics with the goal to eliminate them entirely in the future.
We drive ourselves and our partners to raise the standard in responsible production. WYLD carefully selects our partners to ensure they have practices and accreditations that are aligned with our sustainability, safety and ethics vision. Key certifications we seek from our partners include bluesign, WRAP, GRS, GOTS, FLA, ISO, and OekO-tex. We also look for partners that go beyond certifications with human, water, chemical waste, and energy responsibility practices. Water usage and pollution, and carbon emissions are important climate impact areas we are proactively seeking to minimize.
Everything we do has an impact on the environment. Human activity is causing the planet to warm at an alarming rate resulting in many negative correlating environment issues that all serve as a threat to the future of golf. We are constantly evaluating solutions to do our part to minimize our footprint. We purchase carbon offsets and renewable energy sources, use recycled materials, and select partners with GHG emission reduction practices. WYLD1 Carbon offsets are purchased through Pachama, Acapa – Bajo Mira y Frontera Forest Conservation Project.
EQUAL PLAYING FIELD
We believe golf is for everyone. We will use our voice and business to help build an equal playing field for everyone to play golf, feel welcome and expand their love for the game. We feel every person should have the right to enjoy this unique integrity based outdoor sport that fosters camaraderie, exercise and emotional benefits. We acknowledge barriers exist that have prevented people from playing the great game of golf. We partner with organizations that share our inclusivity and diversity values and help improve access opportunities.
THE FIRST TEE
Since 1997, First Tee has brought character education through the game of golf to millions of young people every year. They have a powerful mission to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf. Read our journal about The First Tee Future Game Changers.
WYLD1™ is partnering with The First Tee Greater Portland to help unlock golf for youth. We feel strongly that helping expand golf access is important to building a stronger future for golf.