Why isn't everybody doing this?

Why isn't everybody doing this?

It's a question we get asked surprisingly often. Which makes sense. It seems like a no-brainer right? Do we want to save 150 liters of water on a pair of socks, or don't we? Why wouldn't every clothing company want to do that? And why would this tiny brand I found on Instagram be doing this and my regular brand isn't?

#FRIENDOFTHEPEOPLE - MACKLEMORE

#FRIENDOFTHEPEOPLE - MACKLEMORE

Ben Haggerty. That's how we know him here in Seattle. The rest of the world knows him as Macklemore, a multi-platinum, multi-Grammy Award winning, globe-touring rap artist.

What Is GRS Certification & Why Should You Care About It?

What Is GRS Certification & Why Should You Care About It?

We're guessing that if you're reading this blog post, you're probably a bit like us--aware of the impacts we humans are having on this planet, aware of the pollution human industry causes, worried about the kind of planet we will be leaving to our children. And like us, you are looking for ways to do something about it. You want to be part of the solution, not adding to the problem. Same with us.
Looking Back on Year #1 and Welcoming 2018

Looking Back on Year #1 and Welcoming 2018

As we start a new year here at Arvin Goods, we’re reflecting on the short first six months of our existence in 2017. (Remember this all just came to life last June!) It’s been a fun and rewarding ride so far. We had the same challenges of any new brand: outgunned, under-funded, no press, no one knew who we were.
Rolling with Bureo Skateboards

Rolling with Bureo Skateboards

Skateboards aren’t exactly the first thing that comes to mind when you think of commercial fishing nets, but then again, Bureo Skateboards aren’t exactly your typical board makers. 
Cycle to Sahara

Cycle to Sahara

Simplicity ensues in the basic principles needed to survive and thrive in your element; food, shelter and good company. It is the key to slow living, to friendships and ultimately to happiness. But if anything, with all of these things, considered, it is fundamental to adventure. By keeping things simple on the road, you give more time to what really matters.

Delivering Good

Delivering Good

We are proud to inform you that we have teamed up with the kind folks at Delivering Good. In September we donated over 1,000 pairs of socks and underwear to the people that need it the most in the wake of recent natural disasters.
#FRIENDOFTHEPEOPLE - Vanessa Webster

#FRIENDOFTHEPEOPLE - Vanessa Webster

Vanessa is a social influencer currently residing in Toronto, Ontario. 

Things kicked off when her high school blog gained an audience as she shared her journey of coming out with her followers. 

#FRIENDOFTHEPEOPLE - Kassia Meador

#FRIENDOFTHEPEOPLE - Kassia Meador

California born and bred, Kassia Meador began surfing at age 14. By 17, she was a sponsored pro longboarder, traveling the world and competing in surf events globally. Known for her graceful surf style, Kassia was crowned the "queen of noseriding" by the New York Times. In 2011 she ranked 2nd on the WSL women's longboard tour.
Why Arvin?

Why Arvin?

The word sustainable gets thrown around a lot. Overused and almost always misused, it's lost most of its meaning. We buy things because they're labelled as "sustainable," but most of us don't understand what that means, why it matters, and when it’s genuine.