AFTCO is committed to a sustainable business model

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AFTCO is proud to demonstrate our commitment to increasing the amount of recycled materials in our products. The company was honored with best-in-class awards at ICAST 2020 with our Saba Recycled Boardshorts, and at ICAST 2021 with the Rescue Econyl® Fishing Shorts and Adapt Tactical Performance Shirt. We are just beginning this journey to understand the impacts of our products and recognize the leadership of other brands in the fishing and outdoor spaces that have paved the way before us. Likewise, we have dedicated our treasure and talent to conservation issues related to clean water and healthy fish populations. Through our 10% Pledge to Protect and Conserve, we aim to raise the bar for creating a sustainable business within the fishing industry. By setting specific targets and implementing new processes within our operations and supply chain, we are taking the critical steps needed to protect and preserve our fisheries resources.

Nearly 30% of the AFTCO 2022 activewear collection incorporates recycled materials, including ECONYL® regenerated nylon and favorite performance shirts like the Samurai Sun Protection Hoodie and Yurei Sun Protection Shirt now contain over 80 % recycled content. Looking ahead, we continue to research and innovate, and plan to expand our use of sustainable materials in 2023 with the addition of Repreve and Cocotex to our activewear collection. By 2025, our goal is to have 90% of our activewear line made with recycled, organic or sustainable materials.

Family-owned and operated, the American Fishing Tackle Company (AFTCO) represents unmatched quality, performance and reliability when it matters most. Worn around the world, AFTCO’s fishing apparel is built to withstand the harshest elements. Whether you’re an elite professional bass angler looking to stay dry in a late fall downpour or a weekend warrior at sea seeking protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays, AFTCO lets you fish comfortably. AFTCO products are field tested by our Southern California offices where many of our saltwater fishing staples are still proudly handcrafted and manufactured in our USA-based machine shop.

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