OUR MANTRA

EXPLORATION OF FR.EEDOM

WHO WE ARE

The Foreign Rider Co. manufactures
sportswear designed for comfort,
daily performance and simple living.

We make products that are built to
last and timeless in design in both
natural and technical fibres.

The company was started to
ensure premium quality and
ethical business practices.

The name Foreign Rider comes
from the exploration of fr.eedom.

OUR FOUNDER

RALPH DUNNING ON PURPOSE

FR. CORE VALUES

CULTURE

We believe a company doesn’t have culture—a company is a culture.

We as a team operate with complete transparency behind the scenes with our design team, fabric mills and garment factories. 

This allows us to demonstrate a level of commitment to sustainability, ethical production standards and consistent quality.

We believe in the valuable importance of feedback from each member of our team and each customer.

We are driven each day to deliver the world’s best fabrics, construction methods and innovation to constantly evolve.

SUSTAINABILITY + BEING RESPONSIBLE

There is a great deal of talk today about sustainability and being environmentally friendly. Some companies are truly doing it and some are just smoke and mirrors.

It is incredibly difficult to achieve all sustainability principles on every level of operation and in your products. 

At some level, something can get compromised whether it’s in shipping or how a factory is powered.

Our position on sustainability is based on the following:

  • Manufacturing locally where possible.
  • Global manufacturing partners with ethical production standards.
  • Quality products that are built to last.
  • Timeless designs.
  • Bluesign certified fabrics.
  • Organic cotton.
  • Recycled materials.
  • We believe products that are truly built to last and timeless in design keep products out of landfills.

VENDOR RELATIONSHIPS

We believe in doing as much business as we can with as few vendors as possible. The result is trust and mutual commitment as the partners are one of the main keys to our ability to deliver consistent quality and sustainability.

We have personal relationships with each factory and mill owner and take the time to get to know each person.

Our common goal is for each person in a factory to handle each piece of FR. product as if it were their own.

We are all driven by a shared belief for sustainability and ethical standards—each vendor is truly a partner in our company and vice versa.

DESIGN

Simplicity and versatility using sustainable long lasting fabrics and construction is the driving force behind our design philosophy.