When Arbor started in 1995 they were convinced there was a need for brands willing to take responsibility for the impact their products have on the environment. We all need clean air to skate clean water to surf and clean snow to ride. The board sports industry relies on a healthy environment to succeed. To this end Arbor was founded to design Arbor apparel and Arbor skateboards around the goal of replacing as many environmentally harmful materials as possible with functional ecologically based alternatives. As of right now it is not possible to deliver a totally "green" product. Reality is about taking steps toward that future. Those steps are what drive the Arbor Collective. So we select only those eco-materials that allow us to deliver better looking higher performing and more durable Arbor products. Form still follows function. Arbor has evolved through the years into a growing collective of artists designers and friends that snowboard skateboard and surf. Arbor remains focused on finding solutions for a more sustainable future through a blend of art technology and eco-materials. This allows us to deliver the most successful line of Arbor snowboards Arbor skateboards and Arbor apparel possible. It is clear that many of us who snowboard skateboard and surf are changing the face of environmentalism. Today all types even the hardest kid you know can be conscious of the planet at their core. But you don't have to broadcast it to live it; it's not about identity rather it's about choice and personal values.
The above information is from the Arbor Collective website.