Storm Creek Releases 2023 Impact Report

Storm Creek Releases 2023 Impact Report

Company Announces Over 32 Million Plastic Bottles Upcycled and $2.1 Million donated to Environmental and Community Causes.

EAGAN, MN (January 11, 2024) Storm Creek (ASI #89879/ PPAI #438091), a leading supplier of sustainable lifestyle apparel, is pleased to announce the release of its 2023 Impact Report, showcasing the company’s dedication to environmental sustainability, product excellence, and social responsibility.  

The two part report, available [HERE] and [HERE], provides a comprehensive overview of Storm Creek’s achievements and initiatives in 2023. The first part, “Better Product, Better Planet,” highlights the company’s commitment to eco-friendly practices, from sourcing raw materials to manufacturing processes. Storm Creek has implemented sustainable measures to reduce its carbon footprint and minimize environmental impact. These efforts reflect their high standard for sustainable and responsible product development and sourcing which is very important to the promo industry. To date, the company has surpassed 32 million plastic bottles upcycled. They will exceed 50 million in 2024.

In the second part, “Doing Better for Our People,” Storm Creek emphasizes its dedication to the planet, communities, and employees. Storm Creek is committed to giving its 5 millionth dollar to charity by 2030. In 2023, the company passed $2.1 million in giving to date. In addition to being a 1% for the Planet member since 2019, Storm Creek also remains a Minnesota Keystone program member at the 5% giving level.

Key Highlights from the 2023 Impact Report: 

  1. Eco-Friendly Practices: In addition to upcycling over 9 million plastic bottles in 2023 alone, the company also took charge on other sustainable initiatives. Storm Creek saw a 79% reduction in carbon emissions during production compared to virigin polyester. Other eco-friendly practices include transitioning all fabrics to materials made without PFAS.
  2. Community Outreach: Storm Creek supported over 70 non profits. CEO, Teresa Fudenberg says, “We often get connected to community needs through employees and customers. One of our customers from ASB, connected Storm Creek to an organization called Heart.”

“I am beyond grateful for the donation from Storm Creek this winter […] they donated 13,262 garments (27 pallets). This was at a time when we (HEART) had zero winter wear on our shelves. I do not know how to quantify what their donation does for those in need. This was literally a watershed moment in my life to have been a part of this story.” ~ Bruce Zweber, Retired Sales, ASB

  1. Workforce Empowerment: Storm Creek empowers its employees to contribute to organizations close to their hearts. Throughout the year, employees are encouraged to seek financial or in-kind clothing support for their charities. In 2023, Storm Creek offered each employee the chance to donate $100 to a charity of their choice.  Read more employee testimonials [HERE].

Teresa Fudenberg, CEO of Storm Creek and Bess Cohn Humanitarian of the Year award recipient in 2023, is attending PPAI Expo in Las Vegas January 16-18, 2024. She will be available for media questions and comments at booth #939 or reach her directly at to reserve a time.

About Storm Creek 

Storm Creek produces high-quality outdoor and lifestyle apparel to retailers and promotional products distributors throughout North America. Every style in the 2024 Everyday Eco catalog is eco-made using upcycled materials, sustainable practices, water conservation, and no harmful chemicals. All factory partners are certified by the Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production and Business Social Compliance Initiative programs to meet incredibly high standards required by the world’s top apparel brands. Storm Creek is a WBENC-certified woman-owned business, aimed at giving back for the greater good. The company is a 1% for the Planet partner and a Minnesota Keystone Program member, with a goal of donating $5 million to charity by 2030.