An Off the Wall original since 1966, the Vans® brand creates action-focused footwear, apparel and accessories for skateboarders, surfers, BMX riders and snowboarders across the world.
The Vans® brand has been connecting with youth culture to promote creative self-expression, authenticity and progression for nearly 50 years, while linking the brand’s deep roots in action sports with art, music and street culture.
Today, the Vans® brand evolution continues. From its foundation as an original skateboarding company, to its emergence as a leading action sports brand, to its rise to become the world’s largest youth culture brand — the Vans® brand has taken on a power that matches its business performance.
The Vans® brand embraces and promotes the action sports lifestyle and youth culture through its support of athletes on boards and bikes all over the globe.
The Vans® brand hosts major events that combine action sports, art, music and street culture, including the Vans® Triple Crown of Surfing®, the Vans® Downtown Showdown, the Vans® Pool Party, the House of Vans, VanDoren Invitational and the Vans® Warped Tour.
As it reaches thousands of people each year, the Vans® brand ensures that it reduces the environmental impact of its annual Warped Tour music festival. During the 2015 tour, volunteers collected more than 24,000 pounds of recyclable material through the Vans® Warped Tour Eco Initiative.
The Vans® brand Green Sole products use environmentally conscious materials, such as recycled materials, Better Cotton or Leather Working Group leather. In 2014, 18 percent of Vans® footwear products met the brand’s Green Sole criteria.
In addition to Vans® Earth Day and Vans® Gives Back Day, during which all Vans® brand associates at headquarters give back to the community, Vans® donates up to 20 hours for each associate to volunteer at organizations of their choice during business hours each year.
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Life at VF
Vans: Be a Part of the Original
We are a company that breathes, runs and thrives on creativity. Vans, a division of VF Outdoor, is the original action sports footwear company rooted in promoting youth, authenticity and individual style to our work culture and daily lifestyle. VF, our parent company of over 30 brands, is currently a 12.4 billion company driving to reach 17 billion by 2017. We give our employees the permission to drive toward creative self-expression in outlets such as art, music, action sports and street culture.
Here at Vans, we take pride in empowering our individuals through our learning culture. We consistently train our employees in developing their career destination by providing the resources and tools necessary to stay up-to-date with the pace of our rapidly, growing company. You will be surrounded by a supportive and collaborative environment that works very hard as challenging and impactful projects are a given. As a Vans family, we are very passionate about our brand. We live for what we do.