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Published on Wednesday, 09 December 2015

Douglas Tompkins, North Face founder, dies

Written by John Mowbray

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OHIO - Douglas Tompkins, the apparel entrepreneur turned environmental activist, has died after falling into near-freezing waters in a kayak accident in southern Chile. Tompkins, 72, co-founded and ran two clothing companies: outdoor clothing company The North Face; and, with his then-wife Susie, the Esprit clothing company.

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