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The achievements of Esprit and our
sustainability efforts are the result of
dedication and passion of outstanding
people amongst our own staff, and
successful collaboration with our business
partners and our external stakeholders.

The spirit of Esprit

In 1968, Susie Buell and Doug Tompkins founded Esprit in San Francisco. The open-minded spirit of the time influenced Susie and Doug’s business practices. They cared for their employees, social issues, and the environment. Long before terms like sustainability and social responsibility became commonplace, Esprit was among the first brands to look into organic and sustainable collections. Doing business responsibly is and always has been a part of our identity. We are still, almost 50 years after the launch of the first Esprit collection, all about life-proof styles, relevant issues, and authentic people.