Manufacturing & Sourcing
Stio garments are designed, developed and tested in Jackson, Wyoming. Each and every one of our styles is specified to highest levels of quality in the outdoor industry for ultimate performance in the outdoor environment and then manufactured utilizing the finest outdoor apparel factory partners in the world.
How Our Products Are Made
Stio® manufactures products in the USA, Canada, China, El Salvador, and Vietnam. We currently utilize textiles sourced from the USA, Italy, Switzerland, Japan, Portugal, China, Brazil, El Salvador, Taiwan, and Korea. We work with cutting edge textile mills such as Polartec®, schoeller® and Toray®, which are among the most sophisticated and advanced mills operating in the apparel business. We continually strive to source environmentally friendly textiles, and many of them are BlueSign® approved, contain natural fibers, and contain high levels of recycled content.
We believe in health and safety, a clean and safe work environment, human and employee rights, and workplaces free of intimidation or discrimination. We employ and work with manufacturing partners that adhere to high levels of environmental and social standards.
Insuring Compliance With Our Standards
Our manufacturing partners are people who are our friends, that we know and trust, and have shared meals and time with outside of the workplace for almost two decades.
Regardless of our longstanding relationships with our manufacturing partners, we employ a detailed Stio® Vendor Standards and Compliance Manual that is updated frequently and that each of our manufacturing partners must review and sign annually. We conduct periodic scheduled and surprise audits of each factory we partner with. We personally visit each of our factories frequently, on average two – four times per year, as well as employ an experienced quality assurance and quality control firm to conduct spot checks and inspections of social and environmental conditions to insure compliance.
100% of Stio's Down is RDS Certified
We obsess over the fabrics, materials and construction that make up our products, and our use of responsibly sourced HyperDry™ water repellant down is a manifestation of that obsession. It's certified as coming from a transparent, audited supply chain, with an emphasis on the humane treatment of animals. Built with only the best, we’re proud that 100% of all Stio down products meet the Responsible Down Standard.