An introduction to the Arctic Fox Initiative
Welcome to the Arctic Fox Initiative
There are many bright ideas out there and many exciting projects that have the potential to make a difference for the environment. But they need our commitment and collective effort to be realised. We can each do a lot, but together we can do more.
Why the Arctic Fox?
Fjällräven means ‘arctic fox’ in Swedish. So it’s no surprise that the endangered species holds a special place in our hearts. The arctic fox has become more than just a conservation project to us, it is a symbol for our efforts to protect nature and support initiatives that have the same goal. It is only fitting that we have expanded the original aim of Arctic Fox Initiative to become a global effort, with applications received yearly from all over the world.
We have now created a global fund which will be distributed amongst three winning organisation on a yearly basis. To support this we have launchedthree special edition Kånken backpacks, two with unique print-designs by artists and a third with rainbow-coloured details.A portion of the sales of these products will go to the Arctic Fox Initiative Fund.
Leave No Trace
Leave No Trace for Outdoor Ethics aims to educate people on how to enjoy the outdoors while leaving less of an impact. The Leave No Trace Centre is headquartered in the ‘outdoor’ state of Colorado and on the doorstep of some of the most beautiful wildlife that the USA has to offer. They work with 7 easy-to-follow principles to further their goal through education and trainings to help everyone enjoy the outdoors responsibly.
"For us the Arctic Fox has become a symbol for doing our bit to protect nature. We realised that we can each do a lot, but together we can do more."
says Christiane Dolva, Fjällräven’s head of sustainability
In Scandinavia, arctic foxes are threatened by climate change and has been on the brink of extinction for the last 100 years. The first project that inspired the Arctic Fox Initiative, and something that we are continuously supporting, is the Save the Arctic Fox Project with Stockholm University. Results have been promising, but there is a long way to go, and we are ready for the journey ahead. We hope that you will join us.