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A Sustainable Scorecard?

It’s easy to claim one product is more sustainable than another. Suston reaches out to outdoor brands and experts to hear how the public-facing transparency program from the Higg Index could help brands prove it.

By Jonathan Fraenkel-Eidse

Green Chemistry: the next big thing?

How can we protect humans and the planet against the impacts of chemicals while maintaining the countless benefits they provide? A growing number of actors in the outdoor industry argue they have a solution: Green Chemistry.

By Joel Svedlund

Can We Break Bonded Labor?

Workers that pay to work and cannot quit? EOG’s Jane Turnbull shares an overview of bonded labor and what this means for the outdoor industry’s supply chains.

By SUSTON

Partner Stories

Swedish Pine Trees, Reinvented

As part of its efforts to phase out fossil materials, Fjällräven uses a wood-based fabric for the new Tree-Kånken collection.

By Fjällräven

Keen Launches Upcycling Certification Program

The first upcycling certification program to reduce industrial waste, the Harvest Certification creates a platform for transparency to make it easier for consumers to both identify and make environmental choices.

By Keen

Recycling Ropes, Reducing CO2

Mammut and Protect Our Winters Switzerland are helping to make mountain sports even more sustainable. With the project “Close the Loop” they give climbing ropes a new life.

By Mammut

A Second Life for a Second Skin

Sympatex is one of the worldwide leading producers of sustainable functional textiles. To reach its next ambitious goal – becoming 100 percent circular by 2030 – the company is pushing for collaboration within the textile industry.

By SympaTex

Committed to Sustainability

Ternua transforms abandoned fishing nets, plastic sea garbage, walnut shells and wool waste from sheep native to the Basque Country into technical and sustainable outdoor clothing.

By Ternua

In Case you Missed

Public Lands Battle 2.0

The outdoor community’s rally of support for public lands has been dubbed the “tip of the spear.” OIA’s Executive Director Amy Roberts explains what happened, why, and where this spear may thrust next.

By Jonathan Fraenkel-Eidse

Black in the Outdoors

Over the last year, numerous American sports figures have taken a stance against racism as a part of the Black Lives Matter movement. Has the outdoor community in the US also been affected?

By James Edward Mills

Corona Collapse: Can conservation cope with budget crash?

The Conservation Alliance and the European Outdoor Conservation Association share how they’re weathering the pandemic.

By Jonathan Fraenkel-Eidse