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.

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