The Outdoor scene’s premier gathering place in Europe for networking and inspiration is going from a one-off annual event to become a year-round platform – and taking sustainability to the top of the agenda.
Recycled polyester, or rPET, is on the rise in outdoor apparel, enabling brands to dramatically cut the carbon footprint of their products. But in a branch where performance is key, how does rPET hold up against wind, rain and other forces of nature?
Organizers of this year’s ISPO Awards have announced a new “greenwashing pre-check” be applied to products nominees. Suston reaches out to Louisa Smith, who will be conducting the checks, to find out what she’ll be watching out for.
Deep at the bottom of this river valley runs the Komarnica River. But it’s precisely the valley’s depth that makes it attractive for hydroelectric dams. Can this achieve the same destiny as Vjosa, or will its fate be like so many others?
We’ve calculated global and national carbon emissions, and businesses have increasingly measured carbon footprints from Scopes 1-3. But somehow, an accurate carbon footprint for a single product continues to thwart us. Until now?
Local, traceable, transparent: Aku has always been committed to ensuring maximum transparency regarding the production methods and origin of its products.
To meet the requirements of the Supply Chain Due Diligence Act, Hohenstein guides companies on their journey towards responsible and sustainable supply chains, providing training, audits, and certifications.
OrthoLite investments help further its global sustainability goals.
With its innovative technologies, Polygiene helps athletes and everyday heroes cut down on washing and reduce energy use. Its mission? To redefine freshness and make sustainability a part of our day-to-day lives.
The innovative Re-Source recycled textile collection from Swiss textile manufacturer Schoeller Textil AG combines textile performance and sustainability in perfect symbiosis.
Entry into force of the PFAS ban planned for 2025 is around the corner, as is the legally binding recyclability of products via the new EU law Ecodesign for Sustainable Products. This leaves the outdoor industry with increasing pressure to react.
The ETH Zurich executive study program in Designing Resilient Regenerative Systems (DRRS) offers a novel approach to impact-studying while integrating new skills and cultures into the outdoor industry, amongst other economic sectors.
Nature’s fiber, defined by and evolved for extremes, is given the highest vote of confidence and will once again be put to the ultimate test at sea.
When it comes to sustainability communications, what you can say and to whom has become the hot topic of the year thanks to impending substantiating green claims legislation. But the rules are so far unclear how is the outdoor industry responding?
Just as recycled materials are surging in outdoor apparel, a recent report finds that hazardous “legacy chemicals” risk being carried over from the original textile. Can we realize the reduced impacts of a circular economy without sacrificing our health along the way?
According to the Science Based Targets Initiative, some businesses’ climate efforts risk being “misguided” or outright “misleading.” Its newly launched Net-Zero Standard is meant to help get businesses back on track. With the clock ticking to 2050 and carbon emissions…
Last November, Nikita Balabanov made a heroic first ascent in the Himalayas. Today, he is the main link between supporting outdoor brands and the war front in Ukraine. Suston reaches out to learn more.
Soon we’ll be shredding our favorite slopes – but are we sure they’re “ours”? Canadian snowboard icon and activist Tamo Campos is on a mission to raise awareness of Indigenous justice and help riders take responsibility for their sport.
More and more big brands claim to be “purpose driven” – but what can we learn from the forerunners that have been purpose-driven from Day One? Suston connects with Cotopaxi, Northern Playground and Pyua to find out.