Founded in 2007.Based in Portland, Oregon.
Nau designs sustainable and modern clothing that protects you in every environment, from the forest floor to the wilds of the city.
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In 2007 Nau was founded on the idea that style, performance and sustainability could be friends, and we’ve never looked back. We relentlessly examine and experiment in order to design modern clothing that performs and has the least impact possible on the environment.
Inside these walls you’ll find a small, dedicated group of idealists, doers, experts and tinkerers from the outdoor, apparel and design industries, who share a common purpose—championing a way of doing business that can redefine what business means. We know that focusing on design and its far reaching impact can result in breakthroughs far more often than it results in compromise. We see every day as a new opportunity to innovate, step up and go big (while staying small-ish). And we always start with sustainability to create what’s next.
Sustainability isn’t a feature, an extra, a nice to have or marketing copy. It’s our starting point and our exploration without end. It’s woven into every raw material, every pattern and every silhouette. It’s our business model, our responsibility to our community, and it’s why we partner with and support organizations that matter. We make sure sustainability is built into everything we do.
Why? Because we believe that business can be a force for good. That considering the impact of our designs is critical. And that before we invite others to rethink how they do business, we have to be completely confident in how we run ours. That’s why we carefully look at how we develop materials, source factories and how we can influence the entire supply chain. Every link in that chain matters and every decision we make counts. Our hope is that someday the way we do business can have a larger effect on the way things are done. And what was once seen as out of the ordinary will become simply what’s expected.
We’re here because we believe that there’s never been a better time to do what we do and to make it matter than right Nau.
Nau is one of those rare brands that has a chance to change an industry and I want to be a part of it. Nau’s gonna be big, just you wait.
Why Nau? The people and the product—they are the very best.
Working with talented creative people, making beautiful functional product, challenging conventional ideas and making a difference.
I love the challenges of working for a start-up company and the sustainable approach to the business model. And dogs, I love dogs, we have dogs.
I think Fatboy Slim said it best: Right about Nau? The funk soul brother.
Why? Because Nau is an amazing group of individuals working relentlessly on a project we believe in. Because we’re doing something different that people appreciate. Also, I really like wearing nice clothes.
It’s a privilege to come to work each day with amazing, talented people so passionate and dedicated to such an important cause.
Simply put: I enjoy wearing a variety of hats and appreciate the Nau-wide love for tacos and margaritas.
Why? I get to design beautiful products in a like-minded environment with people that support my sugar habit.
DH was too busy eating American pancakes. Check back later.
Why Nau? You're standing on a bridge watching yourself go by.
¿Por que? The people and the company philosophy! Working hard and playing hard go hand in hand.
Why Nau? Passion, love, respect, beauty and to create something different.
Why? Because it ought to begin with the personal. At Nau, that means getting to spend most of my waking hours with crazy talented, diverse and kooky people inspired to share the Pacific Northwest ethos in everything we do.
Why Nau? Craft, compassion, hard work, subtle beauty, outstanding details, good people, honesty… and we get to live in beautiful Portland, Oregon.
The best of both worlds: half the time I get to sell amazing clothing, the other half we travel around and tell the Nau story. Wouldn’t have it any other way!!!
I really appreciate how tight (in size) yet vast (in expertise) this crew is. I ask questions and learn so much from everyone each day while trying to cause as much trouble as possible.
I get to solve interesting problems all day long, which I find easier to do without shoes or socks on, which is acceptable here, which is wonderful.
Why Nau? Because clothes are fun, technology is funner, and the tirelessly creative team around me is the cherry on top.
No matter what we’re designing, the goal is always the same: to minimize the environmental impact that our products have while making sure that function and design strike an undeniable balance.Learn More
We’re on a never-ending quest towards something better. We work with like-minded partners to develop fabrics that truly challenge industry standards when it comes to sustainability, performance, and feel. And proven to all that sustainable fabrics can be luxurious.Learn More