Green Light for More Sustainable Headlamps

Terra Scout is a step towards a brighter and more sustainable future and smart innovations together, where the well-known concept of “reuse, reduce, recycle” is part of Silva’s strategy going forward.

The Swedish outdoor brand Silva presented the first liquid-filled compass in 1933, and already in 1935, the first headlamp – the Zeiler – was introduced. Ever since, Silva has continued to develop outdoor products for both world athletes and everyday adventurers. After winning the Scandinavian Outdoor Sustainability Award earlier in the year, the new Terra Scout headlamp-series was also awarded in the 2022 ISPO Awards.

Terra means earth, and products labeled Silva Terra are designed to have lower environmental footprints.

“Silva Terra is our promise but also our contribution to the future,” shares Madelene Jonsson Öhlin, Head of Sales and Marketing at Silva.

“We are now implementing Terra as an overall strategy in all our product categories and our entire value chain. Our products are in the hardware and electronics categories where there is still much to do in terms of sustainability. We are proud to present a headlamp with innovative materials that contribute to reduced CO2 emissions, yet humble of the long journey we have ahead of us. We will take it step by step, product by product. Apart from the Terra Scout headlamps, we will introduce dry bags, compasses, and rain covers in the Terra-series during FW22/SS23.”

Recycled and bio-based materials

Terra Scout is made of recycled plastics and Revo material produced by the Swedish company Trifilon. The Revo material consists of recycled polymers mixed with plant fibers from hemp and has up to 90% lower CO2 emissions compared to standard plastics. The Revo material has not been colored in the Terra Scout series, which means that each headlamp has a unique look.

“…[H]ardly any headlamp…is as uncompromisingly designed for sustainability as Silva’s Terra Scout. All plastics used are recycled and on top of that the lamp is extremely light,” shares Andi Spies, Member of the ISPO Award Jury and Editor at Large

About Silva

In 1933 the brothers Björn, Alvar and Arvid Kjellström, and Gunnar Tillander, invented the first ever liquid-filled compass, and our story began. Not only was it the first compass of its kind, but it also set the global standard for how navigation works. The SILVA brand was born. A few years later, in 1935, we expanded our business with our first headlamp – the Zeiler. And ever since, we have continued to develop smart and reliable outdoor equipment. The SILVA brand is currently marketed in the Nordic region, Europe, Asia, and North America. Since 2021, SILVA is owned by Verdane.

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