Building a sustainable business is tough, and growing that business is even tougher. So, we're incredibly proud to have been ranked the 4th fastest-growing Apparel & Fashion business in Europe, by the FT1000.
As a Certified B Corp™, we have a triple bottom line of people, profit and planet written into our legal charter. Since Day 1 we've been trying to grow our business in a way that helps - not harms - the people and planet around us. And while some companies go after profit at the expense of all else, over the last 10 years we've tried to build an eyewear brand with a more balanced, holistic view of success.
As an outdoor brand our planet is our playground, so we have a duty to protect it. We're not perfect, but we're making big strides in the right direction as we try to do business better through the three pillars of our See Better mission: better sunglasses and goggles, better customer experience, and better for the planet. As we grow our community, we're also growing our share of the market, and helping more and more customers use their spending power as a force for good by buying from companies with strong sustainability credentials, like B Corps™.
So, we're incredibly proud to announce that for the first time, we've earned a place in the prestigious FT1000 in 2023. The FT1000: Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies report is run by the Financial Times, and it lists the top 1000 fastest-growing companies in Europe in terms of revenue. We're ranked the 4th fastest-growing company in the Apparel & Fashion sector, and 687th fastest-growing company in Europe overall.
Seeing B Corps™ like ourselves make it into the FT1000 gives us hope that the B Corp™ vision of an equitable, inclusive and regenerative economic system isn't just a pipedream. It's real, it's achievable, and we're getting closer to it every day.
The fact that we've achieved award-winning growth while staying true to our mission, in what's been a challenging few years for the industry, is a testament to the loyalty of our customers, community, athletes, investors and team members. We wouldn't be here without you.
To each and every one of you: thank you!
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