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Dedicated to America's Wilderness

"Every sale supports the protection of America's Wilderness. My Brother and I grew up visiting the Boundary Waters in northern Minnesota with our father, and we are passionate about using our clothing business to protect America's remaining wilderness areas."

Jake Baller | Founder, VP Operations

Abode Outside sustainable outdoor clothing

"At Abode Outside is a clothing brand dedicated to nature and we are on a mission to revolutionize the way we make and shop for clothes, for the sake of the outdoors we all love.

Abode Outside is inspired by a deep reverence for nature and a concern about the amount of pollution entering our environment, especially from the clothing industry.

At Abode Outside we believe making the switch to sustainable clothing is a small change that can make a big difference for future generations. So say goodbye to sky-high prices and enjoy some guilt-free shopping. We are committed to making high-quality, eco-friendly clothes at affordable prices for all.

Abode Outside is a family-led team from the Great Lakes area. Our collections are designed by outdoor and fashion professionals for a combination of style and functionality that will keep you comfortable and stylish from the wilderness to the workplace.

Hope to see you in the wild."

Nate Baller | Founder, President & Creative Director

Nathan Baller Founder Abode Outside

Origins

Nathan Baller founded Abode Outside in 2020, inspired by his love of the outdoors and a growing concern about pollution in our food, air and water.

  • Graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 2009 with a degree in Political Science.
  • Certified as a Wilderness First Responder in 2012 through the National Outdoor Leadership School.
  • Studied sustainable clothing through the London College of Fashion in 2018.
  • Developed Abode Outside in 2020.

Our Environmental Strategy:

We are obsessively eco-friendly. We strive to use only the best, most environmentally friendly materials and processes throughout our supply chain in order to achieve maximum quality and minimal environmental impact.

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Benefits of Sustainable Clothing:

A cleaner, more responsible clothing industry can have major benefits for human and environmental health.

Solar Powered HQ

The Abode Outside Headquarters in Minnesota is 100% solar powered.

Less Pollution

Sustainable clothing avoids using toxins and chemicals, and instead we use natural and recycled materials in every design.

Avoid Plastic

We avoid virgin plastic at all costs and instead use biodegradable and recyclable packaging and shipping materials.

waterconservation

Resource Preservation

Sustainable clothing takes a responsible, minimal approach to land and resource consumption. We work with farmers certified and educated in best practices to preserve water and soil health.

Wilderness Protection

We donate 1% of all sales, online and at our retail partners, to wilderness protection through the Save the Boundary Waters organization.

Our Eco-Friendly Yarns

We carefully select our yarn based on outdoor functionality, eco-friendliness and overall quality

Merino Wool

Merino Wool is very fine, soft version of wool. It is a natural fiber and fully biodegradable.

cotton

Cotton is a natural yarn and is fully biodegradable. All cotton we use is sourced through the Better Cotton Initiative.

Ecovero Viscose

Ecovero Viscose is a yarn derived from sustainably forested wood pulp. This yarn is fully biodegradable.

Natural Wool

Thicker than Merino Wool, with excellent moisture wicking and temperature regulation qualities. It is a natural fiber and fully biodegradable.

Recycled Polyester

As much as possible, we use recycled polyester yarn, from post-consumer plastic, instead of virgin polyester. Our goal is to eventually replace all virgin, synthetic yarns with natural or recycled yarn.

Eco-friendly Packaging & Shipping Materials

All items at ABODE OUTSIDE are packaged and shipped using eco-friendly shipping materials through EcoEnclose

Learn More

As an outdoor clothing brand we feel a unique responsibility to protect our environment. However, clothing brands of all types should strive to be more environmentally friendly by using a comprehensive strategy that addresses the key issues at every stage of their supply chain.

View our 2022 Environmental Report to learn more about our comprehensive environmental strategy.

As a shopper, we encourage you to support eco-friendly businesses as an important way to improve the health of our planet. Start with daily essentials like clothing, cleaning products, cookware and your most commonly used items. That will make the most impact.

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