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Eye on the Prize

Eye on the Prize

Sustainability rakes in the awards on both sides of the Atlantic at this summer’s OutDoor by Ispo and Outdoor Retailer trade shows ...
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A Voice for the Wilderness

A Voice for the Wilderness

This year The Conservation Alliance celebrates its 30th birthday - Executive Director John Sterling takes a look back on three decades of impact ...
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Outdoor Descends on Washington

Outdoor Descends on Washington

Three of the largest US outdoor industry trade groups meet with politicians to advocate Carbon Pricing as our best bet at fighting climate change ...
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The Earth Deserves a Break

The Earth Deserves a Break

Some of us may give it a passing "Aha! Is that today?" on Earth Day, as we then hurry on with our busy lives. A petition initiated by The North Face demands Earth Day become a national holiday ...
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The UpDownCycle Project

The UpDownCycle Project

Celebrating its 100th birthday this year, the youth division of the German Alpine Club (JDAV) has teamed up with Mountain Equipment to breathe new life into old down products ...
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Sustainabilty Roadtrip

Sustainability Boot Camp Hits the Road

One down, three more to go. Find out more about the Outdoor Industry Association's (OIA) sustainability boot camps and where they'll pop up next ...
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Stepping into the Circular Economy

Stepping into the Circular Economy

Soft goods in the outdoor industry has already learned that recycling can be good for business. For footwear, this begins now ...

Stories

Are We Ready to Rent?

Are We Ready to Rent?

Rentals is a recurring theme in discussions on sustainable consumption - but is it feasible for outdoor gear and apparel? Rentaplagg's founders are on a mission to prove the skeptics wrong ...
Rethinking Membrane

Rethinking Membrane

Is there a solution to the waterproof vs. breathable membrane dilemma that is also sustainable? Mario Stucki and Anna Beltzung, the brains behind the award-winning Sane Membrane, respond with an emphatic “Yes!” ...
Friend or Faux: Is Vegan Leather Better?

Friend or Faux: Is Vegan Leather Better?

Vegan leather is trending as more and more consumers are putting veganism at the forefront of their personal mission. But is vegan leather an ethical, sustainable alternative – or just plastic in a new wrapping? ...
FAQ: Cork

FAQ: Cork

We have heard about recycled down and wool – but cork? Maybe it’s time we start looking at this wonder material as more than just a bottle stopper ...
FAQ: Leather Sustainability

FAQ: Leather Sustainability

Durable, malleable and attractive – Leather is arguably among the most globally prevalent materials, both historically and today. But it’s credentials in terms of ethics and sustainability are not quite so straight forward ...
FAQ: Organic Cotton

FAQ: Organic Cotton

Cotton: the fabric that spans closets, continents, and centuries. Chances are you are wearing cotton right now. Does it matter if it is organically grown? Suston investigates ...

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