Our Ethics

Where do our ethics come from?

In February 2022, Páramo, Miquelina and Nikwax became an Employee Owned Trust in order to ensure that our founder, Nick Brown’s lifelong concern for social development and environmental protection continues. Nick drove early adoption of responsible practices, and has attracted many like-minded thinkers to work amongst us. Páramo is a company of people who want to make a difference as well as make a living, and our policies and programmes reflect this.

The no compromise outdoor gear from Páramo offers high performing waterproofs without users having to sacrifice environmental and ethical principles.

Choose a topic below to find out more about what we do and why…

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ETHICAL MANUFACTURINGOur long term manufacturing partnership with the charitable Miquelina Foundation in Colombia provides employment for vulnerable women plus practical help for their families.
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PÁRAMO RECYCLING SCHEMEAll Páramo garments are covered by the Páramo Recycling scheme which helps save garments from landfill and rewards the owner
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GEAR THAT LASTSPáramo waterproofs last longer than conventional waterproofs – offering renewable waterproofing, repairability and a lifetime guarantee.
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SUPPORT FOR CONSERVATIONOur environmental approach includes both resource-use reduction and carbon-offsetting via World Land Trust.
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GUARANTEED PFC FREEWorking with Nikwax® we have eliminated the use of fluorocarbon (PFC) treatments in our supply chain.
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SUSTAINABILITYGo to our Sustainability page to find out more about our Sustainability Strategy.