The Albrecht von Dewitz Foundation was established by Mr. Albrecht von Dewitz, who is also the chairman of the foundation’s board. Mr. von Dewitz’s love for mountaineering and adventure began during his first job at a young age.
He founded the company VAUDE in 1974 with the aim of providing high-quality equipment for experiencing nature. The company initially produced backpacks, and later added bicycle bags, tents, and functional clothing. VAUDE’s innovations, such as the first breathable tents, helped the company become one of the most successful in the outdoor industry in Germany. Mr. von Dewitz is still active in the industry and founded the foundation to make a valuable contribution to preserving the environment for future generations and further developing safety in mountaineering.
The foundation’s core areas of alpine safety and the environment align with the goals and values of pioneering outdoor companies such as VAUDE and EDELRID, whose management and employees contribute their expertise to the foundation’s work.
The foundation’s projects are implemented with the support of partners and supporters, without whom it would be difficult to fulfill its purpose.
EDELRID is a brand that originated from mountain sports and has built a solid foundation in four business areas: Sport, Safety, Customer Solutions, and Adventure Park.
Their passion for mountain sports is reflected in all of their business areas and is the driving force behind their creativity and development of the best products in each segment.
EDELRID's expertise is gained over the decades, which is equally reflected in all business areas. They create synergies through knowledge transfer by networking specialists in their field with those of other areas to create better products and more satisfied customers.
VAUDE is a European outdoor supplier with a focus on social and environmental responsibility.
The company offers products in three main segments: Mountain Sports, Bike Sports, and Packs 'n Bags. Since 2001, VAUDE has been working with the strict environmental bluesign® standard to control the entire textile manufacturing chain.
They were also the first outdoor company to receive EMAS certification. VAUDE is committed to gradually transforming its entire product range to the highest standards of environmental compatibility. The brand stands for respect in all its interactions with others and nature.
The company's roots are in mountain sports, which is reflected in the high expectations it places on itself and its products.
VAUDE is dedicated to becoming Europe's most environmentally friendly outdoor brand, challenging conventions and pushing the limits of what's possible.
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