Since 1995, Arbor’s mission has been simple and unchanged; blend innovative design and traditional craftsmanship, with sustainable materials and construction methods. Arbor believes this to be the best way to deliver quality and performance to the pursuit of snowboarding, skateboarding, and the good times sought along the way.
brand specifically established to consider the environmental across everything they do. They thought it was funny in the 90s when people would refer to Arbor as that hippy brand. Those days are over thanks to our customers, who understood that protecting the planet is about looking after our shared playground.
Arbor was launched in 1995 with their snowboard line, and a dialog about their focus on sustainability, and its importance to snowboarding. They were the first to replace the standard plastic top, with responsibly sourced wood veneer, significantly improving performance. Arbor pioneered the use of bamboo, bio-plastic, and other recycled, reclaimed, and renewable alternatives. For over two decades they’ve turned rider-oriented design into the highest quality, hand-crafted snowboarding products possible, while drastically minimizing their impact on the planet.
Shortly after launching their snowboard line, Arbor started repurposing old snowboards into big wheelbase skates that were ideal for bombing hills when there was no snow. This led to the introduction of their skateboard line, and an extension of their sustainability efforts and discussion about its importance to action sports. With the skate line, Arbor pioneered bio-urethane and expanded the use of recycled materials and responsibly sourced wood and bamboo. Arbor’s mission is to build premium lifestyle skateboards, with the smallest possible environmental footprint.