More than 400,000 mountain sheep live in the harsh mountainous landscape of the Swiss Alps. Each year, they provide approximately 1000 metric tons of fair-trade wool, collected directly from the Swisswool suppliers. The climate control properties and elasticity of Swisswool...

Last year was designated as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by the United Nations. One of the successful ecotourism businesses that attracted attention over the year was Misool Eco Resort in Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Misool won the...

Prato is the European center for recycled wool. Anna Rodewald tells about its sustainability aspects. Recycled wool has emerged as a new material favorite. Yet in the Prato province of Northeastern Italy, home to one of the largest textile clusters in...

In November 2017, the Swedish cross-disciplinary research program Mistra Future Fashion announced a major breakthrough in recycling polyester/cotton fiber blends. The process, the result of six years of research, is called Blend Re:wind and generates three circular outgoing product streams....

A group of students from Germany have enjoyed their first major outdoor experience thanks in part to a grant from the It’s Great Out There Coalition. In September, 13 eighth grade students and their teachers from Großhansdorf trekked for 10...

Canadian river activist Mark Angelo has paddled waterways all over the world for decades. In River Blue, a new featurelength documentary, he returns to rivers on several continents and finds pollution on an alarming scale. The textile industry, and denim...

For the first time, scientists have shown that levels of ozone-destroying chlorine are declining. Resulting from an international ban on chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), this decline has led to about 20 percent less ozone depletion during the Antarctic winter than there was...

In what might be seen as the natural end-game of the outdoor industry’s march towards sustainability, the 7-year-old Swedish brand Röjk Superwear has made the ambitious pledge to make their entire line 100% biodegradable and natural by 2020. Zippers, buttons,...