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Recycled Down Story: The Insulation Revolution

Recycled Down Story: The Insulation Revolution

In 2015, Nau became the first apparel brand to introduce a recycled down collection. Any time a waste stream can be turned into a resource, it’s a good move for the planet —and a breakthrough as big as recycled down felt like winning the lottery.  Read more In 2015, Nau became the first apparel brand to introduce a recycled down collection. Any time a waste stream can be turned into a resource, it’s a good move for the planet —and a breakthrough as big as recycled down felt like winning the lottery.  Read more
Picking the Perfect Insulated Jacket: Recycled Down or Recycled Synthetic

Picking the Perfect Insulated Jacket: Recycled Down or Recycled Synthetic

Warmth is not the only determining factor when choosing insulated jackets —you also have to factor in weight, resistance to water and compression, and style. Read more Warmth is not the only determining factor when choosing insulated jackets —you also have to factor in weight, resistance to water and compression, and style. Read more
Cozy Up With These Warm Sustainable Fleece Styles for Fall / Winter

Cozy Up With These Warm Sustainable Fleece Styles for Fall / Winter

As temperatures cool, and it gets darker earlier each day, slipping into a trusty fleece feels wonderfully warm and comfortable. But you ask, how sustainable is fleece? Thankfully, you don't have to turn your back on fleece—there are better ways to do it. The plush comfort and versatility of fleece has... Read more As temperatures cool, and it gets darker earlier each day, slipping into a trusty fleece feels wonderfully warm and comfortable. But you ... Read more
Fall / Winter 2019 Nau Color Palette Inspiration

Fall / Winter 2019 Nau Color Palette Inspiration

We find inspirational beauty in subtle transitions, the everyday iterations that—taken as a whole—become the lives we live.  When we designed the fall/winter 2019 collection, we took direction from the shifts in climate, the longer transition into fall, and then into winter. We thought about the... Read more We find inspirational beauty in subtle transitions, the everyday iterations that—taken as a whole—become the lives we live.  When we des... Read more
PFC Free DWR Solution

PFC-Free DWR Solution

In ten years, we've done a lot of heavy lifting in fabric innovation. When we learned about the potential negative impact of PFCs, on people and the environment, our path was clear: find an effective PFC-Free DWR solution.  What Are PFCs? A perfluorinated compound per - or polyfluoroalkyl chemical are all... Read more In ten years, we've done a lot of heavy lifting in fabric innovation. When we learned about the potential negative impact of PFCs, on peo... Read more
Boiled Wool: Old World Goes Modern

Boiled Wool: Old World Goes Modern

A down jacket may be unbeatable when it comes to warmth to weight ratio, but when you’re ready to trade the baffled bulk and shine of outdoor insulation, and in the warmer fall days where you need medium warmth and wind protection, boiled wool is the answer.... Read more A down jacket may be unbeatable when it comes to warmth to weight ratio, but when you’re ready to trade the baffled bulk and shine of out... Read more

Sustainably Made Streetwear Styles

We're proud to feature a collection that showcases the first collaborative work between Nau’s teams in Portland, Oregon, and Seoul, Korea. The result is East meets West that is a nod to the future of international, sustainable fashion.
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