The North Face
Where It All Began
You've seen North Face jackets and backpacks and shoes, but you probably thought the company just sprouted out of no where or it was started by old people and it is ancient history. The North Face company was started in 1966 by Dougalas Tompkins and Kenneth "Hap" Klopp. Named after the North Face of Mount Everest, ironically, the cimbing gear company started up on San Francisco's North Beach. Yes, a climbing gear company tha was named after Mount Everest started on a beach.