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How Toad&Co Grew into a Leader in Sustainable Clothing without Growing Resources

Posted by Kendall Fisher, Executive Producer and Host of The NetSuite Podcast

Toad&Co is an outdoor clothing and lifestyle brand that’s set out to make a difference in the world by helping the planet and helping people. 

The apparel industry is the fourth largest polluter of air and water in the world, and Toad&Co has become an industry leader in changing that. Since its genesis in 1995, the company has been focused on minimizing its impact on the planet by utilizing sustainable, eco-friendly materials through all avenues of business, from production to manufacturing to shipping. In fact, by Spring 2019, Toad&Co will release it’s very first line created 100% from eco-friendly materials.

But Toad&Co’s focus on social impact doesn’t stop there.

On average, only 35% of people with disabilities in the United States are employed—a number that drops to 9% for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. So, in 1997, Toad&Co set out to help close that gap. The company teamed up with Search, Inc. to form Planet Access Company, a logistics warehouse that provides career opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities. 

Typically, a company with so many important branches to its business would seek multiple systems and teams to make it all work. Even Toad&Co’s VP of Sales and Retail, Scott Whipp, admits the company’s business managers could have easily “tripled time and effort” just to stay afloat.

But they didn’t—thanks to the right processes and systems. 

Watch the video above to find out how NetSuite is helping Toad&Co boost efficiencies, and thereby, allowing the company to focus on its important mission.