First established as a small ski and backpacking retail shop in North Beach, San Fransisco, hiking enthusiasts Douglas Tompkins and Susie Buell started The North Face®. Since 1966, the brand has grown globally into one of the leading suppliers of outdoors apparel. The brands slogan, "Never Stop Exploring", reflects its commitment of creating and providing technical superior garments allowing people to push the boundaries of exploration. The brand constantly pushes the boundaries of design, innovation and functionality to stay at the forefront of technical outerwear.