deuter backpacks have accompanied outdoors fans on their adventures for the past 120+ years. It is deuter’s close collaboration with professional mountaineers, physicians and athletes that helps guide the development of new concepts and new products. These include innovations like the ‘Aircomfort’, the first patented mesh back system, or the first ever bike-specific backpack on the market, and the ‘Exosphere’ stretchy sleeping bags. Under its SL label, deuter also designs women-specific backpacks that are tailored precisely to the female anatomy.
Environmental protection and sustainability underpin deuter’s corporate philosophy. deuter’s approach is one of ‘360° Corporate Responsibility’, which means ensuring sustainability throughout the entire lifecycle of its products; starting with the selection of durable, recycled materials, to the methods of production used by its longstanding manufacturing partners, and through to its lifelong worldwide repair service.
Social responsibility and conservation aren’t new to deuter, they have been deeply rooted in the company’s culture for decades.
In 2015 deuter joined the Partnership for Sustainable Textiles. The initiative was founded by the state of Germany in October 2014 and unites agencies from politics, the economy, and civil society.
The Goal of the partnership is to combine the strength and expertise of its members in order to bring about social, ecological, and economic improvements along the textile supply chain and in the apparel industry.
Since 2011 deuter’s engagement for proper labour conditions in their factories and also at their company headquarters is monitored regularly by the Fairwear Foundation (FWF). They were awarded LEADER in company evaluations by the FWF for their continued efforts.
deuter is a bluesign® system partner and has been working on creating eco-friendly production processes and materials since 2008 and 100% of their production partners are also certified. New and unique in the industry, deuter produces product-lines that are also PFC free.
deuter is constantly working on increasing the proportion of bluesign® certified materials and exclusively uses down with the Responsible Down Standard certificate.