Arbor began in 1995 when the founders were convinced that there was a need for brands willing to take responsibility for the impact their products have on the environment. The company's mission statement is: We all need clean air to skate, clean water to surf, and snow to ride. Arbor was founded to design products around the goal of replacing as many environmentally harmful materials as possible, with functional, ecologically based alternatives. The mission is to deliver performance, durability, and style in the most responsible way possible. The result is quality and reduced environmental impact.