Cactus is a small operation that is based in Christchurch, New Zealand, that prides itself on making functional and aesthetic gear: “Our aim is to design and build durable, useful products. We do this by utilising quality fabrics and components”. It makes its equipment in NZ. While they have a strong focus on design principles and use a range of natural materials in their products, they are not billing themselves as being particularly focused on environmental sustainability. In their publically available information (ie, their website), they take a fairly simple approach to their operation – effectively saying: its good stuff, made locally, and it will last a long time.
They make a wide range of outdoor gear, including packs, clothing, climbing mats, shoulder and laptop bags and other accessories.
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