If there’s one industry with a checkered past (and present) in terms of manufacturing practices, it’s the surf industry; and for a sport that traditionally takes place in a natural environment, the materials that go into its equipment are pretty toxic. Unfortunately, those materials happen to have a long performance track record–surfboards and wetsuits made from traditional synthetics simply work better than most new, unproven, alternative materials on the market.

In putting together Noah’s collection of surfing goods, we wanted to stay true to the foundational beliefs of our brand: careful, uncompromising attention to detail and quality, and manufacturing in countries and factories that place tradition, expertise and human dignity above everything else.