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Coffee. Sack. Kayak?

Coffee. Sack. Kayak?

Using a 3D printer and used coffee sacks, Melker of Sweden prints kayaks - showing the hard goods' circular revolution may finally be at hand ...
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Dawn of a New Era?

Dawn of a New Era?

Outdoor B Corps and their allies call on executives of Apple and Amazon to put their words into action: Shareholder Primacy must die ...
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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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Renewal is in the Air

Renewal is in the Air

"Outdoor Futures” is a think tank of sustainability managers and experts, working on a vision that could mean a total make-over for the outdoor industry. It seems that their timing is just right ...

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Running Faster Side by Side

Running Faster Side by Side

Launched in 2018, Project Clean Run relies on collaboration and believes in tracing and sharing best practices in the footwear industry, with a focus on trail running. After the completion of its first phase, where is it heading? The key actors fill us in ...
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!” ...
Renewal is in the Air

Renewal is in the Air

"Outdoor Futures” is a think tank of sustainability managers and experts, working on a vision that could mean a total make-over for the outdoor industry. It seems that their timing is just right ...
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 ...

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