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Visions from the Changemakers: Kim Scholze, CSMO, Sympatex

How can outdoor companies navigate and steer in the right directions? And not get swamped in the daily operations? In a series of interviews Suston, Editor-in-chief Gabriel Arthur reaches out to industry changemakers to hear about their long-term perspectives.

By Gabriel Arthur

Visions from the Changemakers: Vaude CEO, Antje von Dewitz

How can outdoor companies navigate and steer in the right directions? And not get swamped in the daily operations? In a series of interviews Suston, Editor-in-chief Gabriel Arthur reaches out to industry changemakers to hear about their long-term perspectives.

By Gabriel Arthur

Visions from the Changemakers: Icebug Co-Founder David Ekelund

How can outdoor companies navigate and steer in the right directions? And not get swamped in the daily operations? In a series of interviews Suston, Editor-in-chief Gabriel Arthur reaches out to industry changemakers to hear about their long-term perspectives.

By Gabriel Arthur

Is “Made in EU” More Sustainable?

“Made in EU” often stands for advantages such as strict quality standards and shorter delivery routes. Our guide provides an overview of ten brands that manufacture in Europe, and their advantages in terms of sustainability.

By Martina Wengenmeir

World renowned climate researcher hosts think tank – on skis

Can we combine hard climate work with fun mountain play? Not only is it possible, it may be necessary.

By Gabriel Arthur

Gen Z: What’s hype and what’s reality?

Outdoor-loving and sustainable to the core? Or jaded, stressed-out digitals who’ve given up on the future? Suston sifts through the conflicting narratives to take a more nuanced look at the generation that’s coming of age – and storming onto the world stage.

By Jonathan Eidse

Partner Stories

Back to the Earth

Often at the end of a textile product life cycle, we make the decision on how best to dispose the product. For a sustainable future, we could consider biodegradability. What is needed for successful biodegradation?

By Hohenstein

Ready for Circular Economy

Sympatex has developed its own Eco Design Guide that brand partners can design their products in a circular way. The eco-design recommendations have been implemented in a separate trade fair collection together with YKK.

By SympaTex

In Case you Missed

Can “Nearshoring” Solve Our Many Crises?

Is “nearshoring” production back to nearby countries the solution to pandemic, war and climate woes? We take a deepdive into the bicycle apparel industry’s efforts to find out.

By Werner Müller-Schell

“Strong will to put an end to ‘Forever Chemicals'”

Hazardous highly fluorinated substances or PFAS, are being phased out, but it’s proving to be a job easier said than done. Lisa Skedung, co-editor of the recently released PFAS Substitution Guide, shares how to put an end to them.

By Jonathan Eidse

Are we ready for “Made in a Democracy”?

Consumers and businesses have been more than willing to take advantage of rock-bottom prices offered by various dictatorships around the world. We’re beginning to understand the true cost is much greater.

By Gabriel Arthur

Sustainability reporting: Do’s and Don’ts

More and more outdoor brands are releasing annual sustainability reports – Suston reaches out to seasoned outdoor companies to learn best practices, common challenges, and how to overcome them.

By Jonathan Eidse