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Duluth Pack’s Iconic Arbor Day Campaign, “Buy A Pack, We Give Back,” Has Returned For Its 6th Consecutive Year


Duluth Pack is proud to announce the return of its Arbor Day Campaign for its 6th consecutive year, just in time for Earth Day 2023. For every Duluth Pack handcrafted item sold from April 13th – May 31st, 2023, a tree is planted on behalf of the philanthropic campaign. In partnership with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Duluth Pack has properly planted nearly 20,000 seedlings in Northern Minnesota forests. These planting sites include along the Northshore, Cloquet, MN, and Wrenshall, MN. Duluth Pack has planted a variety of species depending on the needs of the planting location, but many of the seedlings are white pine species. The white pine tree is beneficial to the Minnesota region and is needed in many planting sites. This is because the white pine’s population numbers were significantly reduced historically due to the pressures put on this genus by the lumber industry, people, and wildlife – particularly deer.

“Past projects have helped restore the iconic eastern white pine to the landscape and diversify our ash forests, making them more resilient to the invasive emerald ash borer. This partnership gives back to Minnesota’s forests and celebrates the importance of trees,” said Mike Reinikainen, Silviculture Program Coordinator with the DNR.

Duluth Pack’s Sustainability Promise

Sustainability is a trend taking over our feeds and the world. Limiting it to a trend, however, might be a little reductive. For over a century, Duluth Pack products have been built to last a lifetime.

One common issue with sustainable living is maintaining quality goods that can live with you through thick and thin. Duluth Pack bags are made with the highest quality materials built to last and can be repaired if needed. Duluth Packs were handcrafted to be handed down through generations.

Sustainable materials are another focus for eco-focused living. Duluth Pack’s classic packs are built with rugged and durable 15-ounce cotton-duck canvas, a renewable plant source of fabric. Unlike synthetic and semi-synthetic materials like polyester and nylon, canvas does not need petroleum and other fossil fuel derivatives to be created. This makes it better for the environment, both as a renewable resource and as a low-emission material.

Duluth Pack’s Sustainability 

Duluth Pack is proud to be able to give back to the community and Minnesota region through its Arbor Day Campaign each year. Duluth Packs’ efforts to be sustainable as a brand and manufacturer continue with their philanthropic endeavors and manufacturing processes.

All Duluth Pack manufactured products are built tough to last generations. Duluth Pack uses natural materials, including rugged 15-ounce canvas, timeless American wools, and an assortment of premium American leathers. The high-quality leathers that Duluth Pack sources for its manufacturing are a byproduct of the meat industry and are hand-cut to create the least amount of waste possible. The goal of sustainably continues with Duluth Pack’s production, which is why Duluth Pack products come with a lifetime guarantee on all craftsmanship and hardware.

Guaranteed For Life

Along with creating durable products using quality materials, Duluth Pack takes it further with its lifetime guarantee. Duluth Pack offers a lifetime guarantee on all craftsmanship and hardware, extending the life of its products even further and keeping them out of landfills. This includes but is not limited to the product’s zippers, grommets, snap, buckles, rivets, and sewing seams.

Send your repairs to Duluth Pack’s talented Repairs Department by starting here.

Support Duluth Pack Today

When you purchase from Duluth Pack, you are supporting an American business, a small business, and during Duluth Packs Arbor Day Campaign, “Buy A Pack, We Give Back”, you are supporting Duluth Pack’s goal to plant an additional 5,000 seedlings in 2023! You make this happen company-wide by shopping online at, in the Duluth Pack flagship store in Canal Park, or through the company’s worldwide dealer network. Through your help and purchases of quality Duluth Pack products like the WandererScout PackMarket Tote, and more, Duluth Pack is able to properly plant a tree for each purchase in partnership with the DNR during their highly anticipated Arbor Day Campaign.

You can be the difference today. Make it happen now. 

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