The world-famous surf spot Punta de Lobos, Chile, has been added to a growing list of protected surfing reserves. In partnership with World Surfing Reserves and local communities, Save the Waves is the non-profit organization leading the effort to establish...

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,...

In February, the Swedish company Tierra won the sustainability award ISPO Award Eco Achievement Apparel for its Deterra jacket, which is manufactured from 100 percent bio-based materials. Deterra is a padded jacket where the outer fabric resembles nylon in the...

Five European companies have started an industrial partnership called Wear2wear, in order to develop 100 percent recycled, recyclable and PFC-free functional fabrics. The companies are Heinrich Glaeser Nachfolger GmbH, Märkische Faser GmbH, Schoeller Textil AG, Sympatex Technologies and DutchSpirit, and...

How can a brand communicate their sustainability performance in a transparent and easy to understand way? What is transparency based on? One way to get to know more about these complex questions is to visit the Greenroom Voice-exhibition at the...

Arxan’s volcanic landforms in Mongolia, the basalt rock columns in Mexico’s Comarca Minera and the limestone moorlands of Las Loras in Spain are three of the eight new sites that received UNESCO Global Geopark status in May. The Geoparks are...

That glaciers all around the globe are melting is a well-known fact. This implies that the natural records of variations in atmospheric composition – a vital contribution to environmental and climate science – is also disappearing. To preserve this scientific...

Since November, chemical management within the outdoor industry has become a little bit easier (or less complicated). Bluesign’s patented platform Bluefinder has now been released, 14 years after the first version. The company claims that it is now possible for...

At ISPO 2017, Primaloft is launching its Primaloft Gold Insulation Active with 45 percent post-consumer recycled content. Haglöfs will be the first brand to use the new insulation in its AW 17/18 range. In addition, Primaloft Gold Insulation Eco, featuring...