Following the success of the organics movement, and in response to several of its shortcomings, this month saw the launch of the Regenerative Organic Certification (ROC). Initiated by the Rodale Institute in partnership with Textile Exchange and Patagonia, among others,...

Following the Florida school shooting, a petition was initiated by the members of the Canadian retailer Mountain Equipment Co-operative (MEC) to boycott products under the ownership of the U.S. parent company Vista Outdoor (Bollé, Bushnell, CamelBak, Camp Chef, and Jimmy...

In June 2017, the Changing Markets Foundation published the Dirty Fashion Report, exposing the damage to the environment and human health caused by some of the world’s largest viscose manufacturers and suppliers to well-known fashion brands. The update “Dirty Fashion Revisited”...

The It’s Great Out There Coalition has announced that professional snowboarder Aline Bock has signed up as an official #itsgreatoutthere ambassador. Bock, from Germany, was crowned Freeride World Tour Champion in 2010 and continues to snowboard professionally. The It’s Great Out...

The Norwegian ski team’s undeniable superiority at the Winter Olympics has the country’s largest environmental organization challenging Norway’s athletes to keep winning, but stop polluting! Norwegians practically invented skiing, so it comes as no surprise to find them consistently topping international...

Conservation was all the rage at this year’s Outdoor Retailer in Denver. While many brands used the occasion to raise awareness of public land politics, it was Keen’s good old-fashioned, inside-the-box approach to advocacy that really got people talking. In the...

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...

The Swedish cross-country ski race Vasaloppet holds many accolades, including it being among the oldest (celebrating its centenary in 2022) and longest (90 km) in the world. With nearly 70,000 participants, it is also the world’s largest. This popularity, however,...

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....