our mission

getting PEOPLE OUT THERE. FOR THE BETTER.


Our mission at Cortazu is simple; to create lasting experiences whilst re-greening our planet. Specifically, we aim to inspire 50,000 people to enjoy the outdoors and re-green 5 Million square metres of land by 2025. We want to facilitate enthusiasm for adventurers with a passion for the sustainability of our planet.

GET TO KNOW US

Direct-to-consumer Clothing brand

To briefly introduce ourselves, we are passionate skiers with an extensive background in clothing production, fashion, and entrepreneurship. We started out with one goal: to create premium sustainable clothing at unprecedented value. As it turned out, a lot of people were looking for an outdoor brand that does things a little differently.

Within the first two years our products were delivered to over 60 countries. As a result, our technical clothing has been worn in environments such as the Himalayas and the Rocky Mountains, but also in cities such as New York and Tokyo. Since the creation of Cortazu in 2017, we have quickly grown and are now a humble team of ~10 people headquartered in the bustling central European hub of Amsterdam.

NOT JUST OUTERWEAR

PREMIUM OUTERWEAR

Each product is designed in-house by a team of outdoor experts. We focus on the tiny details, from hidden pockets to embroidered logos on our cuffs. We only buy the best materials on the market and do whatever it takes to help you get the best experience possible when braving the elements. 

One particular award that we are proud to mention is ISPO 2019. At the world's largest trade fair for outerwear, we were selected by a jury of 43 judges and awarded gold for our recycled nylon jacket. Combining sustainability and functionality without compromising style and performance will always be the goal for our products. The journey to making better things in a better way is a long one, and we’re just getting started.

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WE DON'T JUST SELL TO GET

WE SELL TO GIVE

Cortazu doesn't exist just to sell outerwear products. We're here to activate people to create their own adventures while supporting the world around us. It's our goal to cool down the planet and preserve its natural beauty.

In order to drive positive change for the planet, we’ve divided our strategy into three key areas: 1) Minimize impact, 2) Ethical manufacturing, 3) Restore nature.

Something we are particularly proud of is our partnership with Justdiggit. Together we are re-greening land with the ultimate goal to cool down the planet. Because if we can warm up the earth, we can also cool it down.

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EXCEPTIONAL VALUE

DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER CLOTHING BRAND



By operating a direct-to-consumer business model we eliminate the traditional retail mark-ups and offer the highest quality and most sustainable outerwear at a fair price. We’re here to facilitate and inspire people to create their own adventures whilst supporting the world around us that make such adventures possible.


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August 2016, everything starts with an idea. Ours? We wanted to make high-quality outerwear for men and women, and sell it straight from the manufacturer to you. 12 months later we launched our first collection of 3-layer shell jackets and mid-layers on Kickstarter. We were amazed by the amount of support Cortazu received and lucky enough to become the #1 Fashion project in The Netherlands/Europe. Over a thousand early believers joined our journey and we finally began our mission: GET PEOPLE OUT THERE. FOR THE BETTER. We don't exist just to sell outerwear products. We're here to activate people to create their own adventures while supporting the world around us. It's about creating experiences that matter and cherish the greater good. At Cortazu you don't buy to get, you buy to give. That's why we partnered up with Justdiggit and started to cool down the planet. If we can warm up the earth, we can also cool it down. By digging, rainwater can enter the ground again making dry areas green and helping the earth to restore itself. Because greener land makes a cooler planet. Our first project has been launched in Tanzania. For each jacket sold, we re-green 50 square metres of land on the foot of the Kilimanjaro. This way we're able to support local communities and (re)growth of a beautiful piece of nature. While you can go climbing up the mountain topped with snow for a once in a lifetime experience. For more information click here. So what do you think? Ready to join us to get people outside and improve the world around us? Wiebe, Wouter and Herman This is us, rocking our very first collection of 3-layer shell jackets. We are passionate skiers with an extensive background in clothing production, fashion and entrepreneurship. As the founders of Sqetch.co Wiebe and Wouter have helped hundreds of fashion brands and clothing suppliers to grow their business. Herman has been working in the field of clothing production for 40+ years and is the owner of Vert Company, a true pioneer in sustainable production. __ Questions or like to meet for a coffee? Please drop us a line below. ABOUT CORTAZU

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