#wearesherpa

a modern brand,
an ancient wisdom

Weaving together the latest designs and technology with the
rich heritage and time-honored beliefs of Nepal.

our values

tradition

From the highest peaks of the Himalayas, our people lead the world of mountaineering with warmth, grace and good humor. As a Sherpa-founded company, we seek to honor our legendary high altitude climbers by creating adventure gear that earns their praise.

ANCIENT WISDOM

For hundreds of years, Sherpas have searched for the most beautiful ways to stay warm, dry and comfortable in the highest mountains on earth. So today, naturally, we embrace the latest technical materials and designs, and we test our gear in the Himalayas for your greater well-being, we also weave into every garment a rich heritage of time-honored beliefs and humility. It is an odyssey of the heart.

brand expedition

We’re a small brand with a great big heart, and every authentic garment we make—for trekking, traveling and exploring the world— reflects our Himalayan homeland. Whether summiting an unclimbed peak, trekking a vast savanna or sightseeing in an exotic market, Sherpa creates 4-season gear designed to deliver safety, comfort and style. We believe the journey of life is the greatest adventure of all.

A Sherpa Story

Sherpa Adventure Gear

A modern brand, An ancient wisdom

Sherpa Adventure Gear was founded in May of 2003 by Tashi Sherpa, as a living memorial to the unsung heroes of Mt. Everest. For decades, climbers have always been grateful for having a Sherpa companion on the treacherous slopes of the Himalayas. It is the Sherpa who makes the route, carries the load and sets the ropes to the top and back.

In this spirit, Sherpa Adventure Gear seeks to honor the legendary high-altitude climbers by creating adventure great that earns their praises.

And we are focused on providing economic and social stability to the people of Nepal through steady employment, quality working conditions and educational opportunities for future generations.

Each season we grow. But at the core we will always be a small company with a simple vision of doing business in the inimitable way of the Sherpas: One step at a time, helping each other on the climb up, and never losing sight of the destination.

OUR ENDLESS KNOT LOGO

For hundreds of years, Sherpas have searched for the most beautiful ways to stay warm, dry and comfortable in the highest mountains on earth. So today,
naturally, we embrace the latest technical materials and designs, and we test our gear in the Himalayas for your greater well-being, we also weave into
every garment a rich heritage of time-honored beliefs and humility. It is an odyssey of the heart.

a small brand can change the world

We believe our brand can strengthen the fabric of our families, villages and country by
giving scholarships and meaningful employment to the people of Nepal.

Work. not charity
Making products in Nepal means the world to our communities. By bringing meaningful employment and income to so many, we’re able to make a lasting difference in their lives. As we grow, so will our employees.
Environment Conscious
We are committed to constantly improving the environmental impact of sourcing, manufacturing, packaging, distribution and recycling efforts throughout all phases of our business. We always strive to do better.
Supporting Nepal
Saying ‘Made in Nepal’ means the world to us – socially, economically and environmentally. Because we are Sherpa-founded, we are very pleased to report that many of our products come directly from Kathmandu. And when we go to our neighbors for help in meeting demand, we always do it with the highest quality control and share the news right on our label.
Youth Programs
For every garment Sherpa Adventure Gear sells, a small donation is made to provide scholarships to children who grow up in remote Himalayan villages.

sherpa by the numbers

8
The number of days it takes
to hand craft one of our
Kirtipur Sweater
26
The number of students who
currently receive full
educational scholarships
through our programs
2003
The year Tashi Sherpa founded
Sherpa Adventure Gear
1000
+
In peak season, the number of
knitters working to create our hand
knit hats .
1532
The number of people we
employed in Nepal year-round
in 2015

Weaving Support

Creating jobs for women in Napal.

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Sherpa Adventure Gear Fund

A bright path for the children of Nepal.

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Team Sherpa

We rely on a seasoned team of athletes from all over the world to help design and test our technical gear. They cheerfully endure some of the most harrowing conditions on earth to ensure that our equipment deserves to wear the Sherpa name.
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sherpa IS PROUD TO PARTNER WITH:

bluesign+

Bluesign+ is an independent approval system that pursues a unique approach to minimizing the environmental impact of making a product throughout the entire production process –from start to finish. This holistic approach unites partners of the textile industry in order to realize environmentally friendly, sustainable textile production worldwide.

confidence in textiles

STeP (Sustainable Textile Production) is an independent certification system by OEKO-TEX® for sustainable textile productions. The STeP certification process monitors the use of environmentally friendly technologies and products, sustainable use of resources, and social working conditions.

Fabric
Technologies

Select fabrics, insulations, coatings and laminates to provide
you with the best performance and value.

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