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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

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

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

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

Aku Launches “Impacto”

Aku offers retailers Impacto, the first manual of its kind that estimates CO2 emissions from outdoor footwear. The issue of environmental impact will continue to be a central topic in the outdoor industry.

By AKU

NextGen Ingredient Brands for a Regenerative Economy

From performance to sustainability to the regenerative economy. Ingredient Branding has undergone a “remarkable transformation” says Tomas Vucurevic, Managing Director of the Ingredient Brand consultancy Braind.

By Braind

An Inconvenient Truth About PFCs

While “PFC-free” has become a common claim in the outdoor industry, Fjällräven’s extensive journey of eliminating PFCs since 2009, closely aligned with scientific research, reveals a much more complex reality.

By Fjällräven

The Power of Cluster

Mammut revolutionizes mountain insulation with down innovations and its latest European-produced “Mammut Loopinsulation,” made using upcycled rope scraps.

By Mammut

Polartec Performance Fabrics With Biolon: Nylon Just Got Better

Polartec’s Power Shield and Power Stretch Pro are now using Biolon* plant-based nylon fiber and membrane.

By Polartec

Made for Those Who Demand More

Since the invention of the Gore-Tex membrane almost 50 years ago, the brand stands for durable weather protection and comfort in functional outdoor clothing. During that time, the membrane technology has been constantly improved and reinvented.

By GORE

In Case you Missed

“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

CSR for the good times and the bad

Jane Turnbull from EOG makes the case that CSR is not just for the good times, but is especially in everybody’s best interests while in the midst of the pandemic and climate crises.

By SUSTON

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