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Matador: Spotlight on Sustainability

March 19 2018

Matador: Spotlight on Sustainability
Matador: Spotlight on Sustainability

Here at Matador, we are committed to bringing you quality, sustainable products that don’t weigh you or your conscience down. We believe your adventure gear should be not only light on you, but light on the world around us.


Maximum Durability with Minimal Impact: Cordura Fabric is the foundation for almost all of our products. We use Cordura because they maintain the utility and durability of their materials while working to eliminate manufacturing waste, enhancing recycling initiatives, and increasing use of recycled and renewable components. By using Cordura Fabrics, our products are not only durable, but are made with minimal waste, reduced energy consumption and emissions practices, and remain friendly to the environment.  

More Packability, Less Waste: Our products are made to last, and our packable bags use less than ¼ of the material used to make traditional backpacks, decreasing consumption and waste. We also offer a repair program to off-set regular wear-and-tear that helps with our waste-reduction initiatives.

Ethical Manufacturing: We utilize high quality, fair-labor factories that adhere to safe practices, fair wages and ethical labor policies.

No Animals Are Harmed in the making of our products:  As of February 2018 all of our products are 100% vegan and free of animal products. We use Sorona fiber, an eco-efficient performance material made from corn, as the filling for our Camera and Lens Base Layers.  We’ve also replaced all leather on our products with high-performance Hypalon® material. We constantly look for alternative, innovative technologies such as these to help support our earth-friendly sustainability efforts while delivering the quality and performance our customers have come to expect.

 So go ahead, put yourself out there. 


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