The North Face Design Residency is a program to educate designers on the principles of circular design. In the classroom and on the factory floor designers learn purposeful solutions that consider the complete lifecycle of garments. They apply these learnings through hands on repair and redesign to make future products more repairable, reusable or recyclable.
One output of The Design Residency is the creation of new standards to repair and up-cycle product. Design led repair tech-packs allow the planning team to standardize processes and forecast future production. Newly repaired products are for sale in the REMADE collection.