As an outdoor business it may not be a surprise that Durango Outdoor Exchange prioritizes our team’s love of the outdoors. But as a Sustainable Business we not only support our team’s outdoor passions and time to pursue them, but we take it one step further by being closed one day a week on Sunday’s.
Obviously with a name like Durango Outdoor Exchange, we love the great outdoors. Every time we bring our paddle boards (SUPs) out to the Animas River with our kids or hike the Colorado high country to escape the summer heat and be wowed by the explosion of flowers in bloom, we recommit to saving our home and planet for future generations.
As our kids grew into and out of ski clothes, sandals, jackets (and everything else really), it has been perfect to have Chase and Jen’s shop to move them up to the next size. I can’t, admittedly, say it has just been good for the kids.
We all know that donating our clothes is a great way to clean out our closets, and we may even make a few bucks at a local consignment shop. But did you know that donating or consigning your clothes and outdoor gear also has huge social and environmental benefits?
In the beginning, we knew every person who displayed a sticker (read, our moms). As the business grew, so did the visibility of our stickers around town. On cars and roof boxes, the cement blockers at Durango Joes, and I really felt like we'd made it when I saw one on the Natures Oasis light post.
We developed an online store the week after the pandemic closed us down in an effort to hustle, stay afloat and continue to serve our customers curbside. It worked because you supported us. And now, we are able to turn it off and focus once again on what we do best, helping our community find the gear they need, in our shop, at an affordable price.