Arc’teryx, at 3001 Hennepin Ave, in Uptown’s Calhoun Square is named after Archaeopteryx Lithographica, the first reptile to develop feathers for flight. Transformation and the ability to see things from above are fitting for a company founded on the idea that “there is always a better way.” Indeed, decades after slavery was outlawed in the U.S., the effects still impact the lives of African Americans, from where one can live to the type of job one can pursue, a whirlwind that can catapult members of the community from a working/middle-class lifestyle to poverty. Eradicating poverty is also inextricably linked to ethical sourcing on the global scale. Human trafficking and child labor are forms of slavery often tied to supply chains for materials such as those used in the manufacturing of sporting goods. Arc-teryx’s Ethical Policy and call for better working conditions demonstrate the importance of demanding social responsibility.