At Freewaters, we believe that being a great partner means being hyper focused on problem solving for both our end users and our retailers. Let's take a closer look at what that looks like.

 

 

We are humbled and honored to have been nominated as a REI Vendor Partner of the Year for 2018, making Freewaters a top 1% performer out of 1200 vendors.

Watch the REI GM of Footwear, Marshall Merriam, introduce Freewaters at the awards:

TOP 1% PERFORMER
OUT OF 1200 VENDORS

99% SELL THROUGH ON
CORE STYLE

RUNWAY FOR 120% YOY
SALES GROWTH

 

We are in the midst of an amazing shift as consumers priorities are now focused on shared experiences and travel versus just material objects. They want less that does more - products that are highly versatile and that enrich their lives.

  • This creates the opportunity for a new approach to footwear. Footwear that is travel tested with versatility for adventures near or far. Footwear with remarkable comfort and innovation at accessible price points. Footwear that connects us as global citizens.

65% OF MILLENIALS ARE
ACTIVELY SAVING FOR TRAVEL

20% GROWTH IN NATIONAL PARK
VISITS 2013-2016

100% GROWTH IN RV SALES
SINCE 2008

 

We believe every detail matters and that small actions can have powerful impact. We are committed to sourcing sustainable materials with a special focus on materials that minimize water use and water pollution.

Since the day we launched, every pair has supported our clean drinking water projects. To date we have completed 80 projects globally, connecting our customers, retailers with these communities as global citizens.

100% OF WATER IN LEATHER TANNING IS PURIFIED
BY ON-SITE WETLANDS

CRADLE TO CRADLE CERTIFIED
ECO POLYBAG. PRODUCT LINE 100% PVC-FREE AND WATER BASED GLUES

80 CLEAN DRINKING WATER PROJECTS COMPLETED IN HAITI, KENYA & PHILIPPINES

 

Each season co-founder Martin personally meets with the buying teams of our key retail partners to Pre-line. Our line plan approach is to go narrow and deep: minimize sku’s and maximize inventory availability and sell through.

We have continually received top marks on vendor scorecards from partners like REI and Zappos on delivery, fill rates and EDI logistics.  

 

96.5% FILL IN RATE - ZAPPOS 2019

95% ON TIME, 99.95% FILL IN - REI 2018

"A" SCORE ON SHIPPING & EDI - BUCKLE 2019

 

CONTACT US

We look forward to discussing how we can create a powerful partnership together. Let's get started!

Martin Kim, CEO & Co-founder

hello@freewaters.com