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New Outdoor Perspectives at ISPO Munich

At the end of November, ISPO Munich opens its doors for the first time since 2020. Tobias Gröber and Lena Haushofer share why the show has become even more relevant for the sustainability crew.

By Gabriel Arthur

“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

Forget “Green Growth”

According to Dr. Jason Hickel, author of the book “Less is More,” such “growthism” is the very reason we’re experiencing environmental collapse in the first place. Suston reaches out to learn more.

By Jonathan Eidse

Partner Stories

GORE ePE Membrane

Not long ago, repairs were both necessary and natural. Today, a new product is only a few keystrokes away, while repair has become a hassle. Is a revival possible – and can it be a profitable service?

By GORE

Hohenstein Performance Index

Buying outdoor clothing that proves to be unsuitable for the outdoors is not sustainable. The Hohenstein Performance Index enables an objective assessment of the suitability of textiles for their planned use even before buying them.

By Hohenstein

Isbjörn: “Durability is our silver bullet”

Isbjörn of Sweden is committed to making long-lasting outdoor clothing for adventurous kids and teenagers, choosing the highest performing and responsible materials and manufacturing processes each season.

By Isbjörn of Sweden

Leder Heinen: Responsible Performance Leather

terracare is a high-quality produced leather and the flagship of one of the last remaining tanneries in Germany. The label focuses on three things: Performance, responsibility and sustainability.

By Leder Heinen

Primaloft: Performance & Sustainability Equally Elevated

Sustainability is no longer a trend; it’s a necessity. And PrimaLoft is leading the way with high-performance material innovations.

By PrimaLoft

Wool: Towards a Better Future

From the farm level to processing facilities to entire communities – the International Wool Textile Organisation shares a few recent case studies demonstrating the wool industry’s capacity to do good.

By IWTO

In Case you Missed

Ukraine’s Volunteers

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.

By Gabriel Arthur

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

Decolonize Your Mountain Experience

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.

By Johanna Fraenkel