The Arbor Collective
Since ’95, The Arbor Collective has been a growing cooperative of designers, artists and friends, whose shared goal is building rideable and wearable things from the best stuff possible. From day one, it’s been good times, all day, everyday, almost without fail. Along the way we’ve managed to combine a little forward thinking design and old school craftsmanship, with a serious commitment to the environment. We were determined to build a brand of snowboards with a more out front use of beneficial materials such as wood, bamboo, and other sustainable stuff. The goal was to match the riding experience, improve performance, and highlight art that reinforces the Arbor story. The mission will always be to produce the highest quality, handmade snowboards possible, and hopefully inspire a few people to be part of leading the effort to protect the planet.
The desire to protect the planet comes from time spent out in the environment – on the hill, in the surf, on the road. This compels us to design responsibly whenever and wherever possible. Since day one, it has been the inspiration behind the brand – give back, plant trees. The Latin name for tree is Arbor. To that end, a portion of every sale is donated to groups that plant trees. Today our principal partner is Hawaiian Legacy Forests. We are committed to supporting their efforts to restore forest ecosystems in Hawaii. Hawaii just happens to be where it all started.