The Outdoor Industry Association steps up its advocacy and sustainability game at this year’s Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, demonstrating that when the outdoor industry stands together, it’s a force to be reckoned with. The outdoor industry’s position as leader in sustainability...

Remember when you only needed to check the weather bulletin for rain before heading to the hills? Air quality reports, heatwave warnings and wildfire maps are becoming a must in recent summers, scorching the enthusiasm of any would-be outdoor enthusiasts. Yet...

$2.6 Billion in annual revenues – when the American outdoor retailer Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) makes a move, the outdoor industry pays attention. Luckily, this giant is of the friendly variety. REI has been on the Forbes’ list of the top...

Vancouver-based NGO Canopy fumes on Twitter as loggers continue to cut down massive old growth trees for clothing, packaging, and fliers – this time right in Canopy's own backyard. Is this tree going to become your next t-shirt? With only around 21%...

While legislators fumble and experts still try to determine who to point the finger at, the #WhatsInMyWash campaign is getting to work, providing actionable advice on what can be done today to minimize microfiber pollution. Over 1/3 of the microplastics in...

“Imagine if trees gave off wi-fi signals – we wouldn’t be able to plant them quickly enough. Too bad they only produce the oxygen we need.” – The Internet.  Well, the EOCA just planted 2,081,276 trees in two years. Take that Internet. In...

Textile Exchange's new Sustainable Development Goals resources channel seeks to align and mobilize industry efforts to end poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change. Textile Exchange has launched a set of online resources they’re calling the SDG Resources Channel to support...

After years of testing the waters with reuse, repair, recycling and rentals in its many concept stores, Houdini places its biggest bet yet on RE-services. “Second hand-garments tend to fly off the shelves and rental is growing rapidly each year,“ Houdini...

2017’s Year of Sustainable Tourism begins paying off as African tourism administrations undersign the Declaration of Kinshasa on fostering tourism as a driver of biodiversity and environmental protection. A week-long wildlife and biodiversity protection conference in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of...