Arc'teryx' Bird's Nest project has won the Ispo Award 2013 in the new category of social awareness. This year, the brand, which belongs to Amer Sports, has obtained the involvement of the local police in Vancouver to distribute more than 700 waterproof capes to the homeless population of the Canadian city, where the brand has its head office. The capes are made with excess or discontinued raw materials from the Arc'teryx factory in nearby Burnaby, which makes prototypes of technical clothing and some in-line garments. Thus, the discarded fabrics and other materials don't end up in a landfill. Company employees donate their time to make the capes. Called Bird's Nest, this project has been going on for four year, but the capes have been given mainly to the city's shelters for the homeless. This time, police officers will directly give them to men and women who sleep in Vancouver's streets.