Designer working new clothes made of old ones

Old apparel’s new lease on life

With an increasingly popular collection system for used apparel in place, Bergans of Norway had to decide what to do with returned clothing, besides repairing and reusing. Bergan’s solution? Redesign! A woollen knit sweater, a onetime favourite for autumn evenings ...
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Two runners wearing Keen shoes standing on a rock in the sunset

Doing business unusual

As a brand born for life outside, the world around us is at the heart of everything KEEN does. Truly a business unusual, KEEN is challenging the status quo on the journey to reduce their impact and protect the open ...
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A woman and a man hiking in Vaude-clothes

Listen to the green heart

Sustainable experiences will stay with you. New doors open up. Fresh perspectives that both change us and bring about change in our lives. As a true eco pioneer, German brand VAUDE is not afraid to head down a path that’s ...
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Child in Reima clothes on a bicycle

Outfitting the future generation

Reima is the top international brand focusing on kids’ performance wear only. For spring 2019, Reima introduces sustainably designed garments that make the warm times of the year safer and more comfortable for children. Since its founding in Finland in ...
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Lake Constance

Bluesign: born in crisis

The bluesign® system has become the industry’s highest standard for safe, sustainable and efficient manufacturing in the textile supply chain. While the label bluesign is well-known in the industry and end consumers have begun to recognize the label, few know ...
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Unstoppable – until the loop is closed

Unstoppable – until the loop is closed

Two years ago, the functional textile supplier Sympatex set sail on a mission: to close the loop in the outdoor apparel industry without compromising performance. Five hundred years ago, Ferdinand Magellan set sail on the first circumnavigation of the earth ...
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Fully transparent

Fully transparent

As the first shoe ever, AKU Bellamont Plus has recently been awarded the Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) – an achievement that comes from a rigorous calculation involving all partners along the entire supply chain. In an industry first, Italian footwear ...
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Long live the product

In their flagship store in Oslo, Bergans of Norway is turning their vision of a circular economy into a reality. The 1000 m2 store near Oslo City Hall first opened in August 2016. Besides offering the world’s largest assortment of ...
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From sheep to shop

With over 150 years’ experience manufacturing wool clothing, Devold of Norway views wool sourcing as a key to quality. In 2016, the company decided to begin buying merino wool direct from selected sheep farms – and to pay them a ...
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Road to ethical wool

Since 2009, Fjällräven has been developing its 100% traceable down scheme known as the Down Promise, today considered to be among the best in the outdoor industry. Now they want to find a similar solution for wool. “We’ve often bought ...
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A look inside Icebreaker

Transparency encourages scrutiny and accountability. Icebreaker, the natural performance clothing company, champions radical transparency with the launch of its inaugural Transparency Report. The journey made by clothes remains largely unseen. They may have started life in a field and then ...
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Jack Wolfskin

Ecological Styles: 100 % recycled membrane, 100 % waterproof

With Texapore Ecosphere Jack Wolfskin launched a 100 % recycled outer fabric, membrane and lining. Even the inner jackets are now made as an eco-version from recyled PET. “We love being at home outdoors, we love nature and we love ...
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A sustainable craft

“Think global, act local.” For Swedish glove manufacturer LillSport, this means building an environmentally adapted tannery and starting a solar-powered glove factory with their partners in Ethiopia. It sounds easy in theory when company CEO and founder Lasse Granqvist talks ...
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The natural promise

With the Ortovox Wool Promise, the German mountaineering brand is challenging the industry’s standards for an ethically responsible sourcing of Merino wool – while making friends on the other side of the globe. The ORTOVOX passion for wool goes back ...
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From the mountains, for the mountains

Mountaineering specialist Salewa combines wool from the Tyrolean mountain sheep with modern Celliant technology and utilizes a highly functional natural fiber harvested by local mountain farmers. South Tyrolean mountain sheep wool can be found in many winter jackets made by ...
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Ecofair, Multiuse, Unique

The Green Shape Core Collection of VAUDE consists of 90 % biobased, recycled or natural materials. The outdoor brand uses even unconventional substances such as unmarketable cow’s milk, wood and castor oil. “The Green Shape Core Collection is a testimony ...
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