|The One Planet approach|
Our philosophy is simple: make it good, make it work, make it last. We apply this approach across the board: from our harnesses to our staffing structure to our low environmental impact. By keeping production local, we not only ensure control of our quality, but of just about everything else. We’ve been around for more than three decades and we continue to innovate: if a fabric isn’t good enough, we make a new one; if the technology doesn’t exist to manufacture the way we want, we invent it. But on the other hand, if something isn’t broken, we don’t mess with it!
Make it good:
The One Planet brand is built on certain things: the passion to get things right, confidence in our products, the principles of good design, and the vision to exceed technical limitations. Each of these is evident in every one of our products.
Make it work:
There are many things that make One Planet gear stand out from the pack. Some of them are immediately apparent: the high priority we place on comfort; our philosophy of over-engineering. But there are many other innovations, most of which are small and seem unremarkable. But after a couple of years of wear, the differences are readily apparent: in comfort, in durability, and in design.
Make it last:
At One Planet we make outdoor gear with integrity, using quality materials, excellent design and construction. You won’t find excessive pockets, irrelevant features, inappropriate materials or construction; just well-made, clean and simple designs that work. Anyone can produce a cheap, throwaway product: we proudly service our gear and get a real buzz from seeing products still in use after decades of abuse.
We take extraordinary steps to guarantee the quality of our gear. From flying ‘down inspectors’ around the world to repairing the rucksack a pesky rodent ate, we care about what we make. Our reputation – and your comfort – depends on it.
We start with excellent materials, then make them into fantastic, robust products using solid, proven construction methods. We’ve been making gear for more than 30 years and we know what works: shortcuts and cop outs aren’t allowed.
We believe our warranty is the best in the industry and our service doesn’t stop when you buy the gear: we want to help you make the most of it! We’re not based in China; we’re here in Melbourne, which means we can provide advice, service, clean and repair your precious One Planet products. It’s all part of the One Planet way. (Reasonable costs apply.)
Our approach can be seen not only in our products, but also in our team. One Planet has a very low staff turnover, with many employees having been with us for more than a decade. And it’s not only the pleasant working environment and sunny dispositions that keep people here: we have mandatory tea breaks (they keep everyone happy and reduce overuse injuries); supply healthy breakfast, snacks and lunch for all workers; and look after the environment within the factory (no hazardous materials, good lighting and airflow), as well as reducing our overall impact on the planet.