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Amazonian Leather

Two recent reports have made a compelling case that Outdoor brands are complicit in the number one cause of Amazon deforestation. Textile Exchange responds that it’s past time to clean up leather supply chains.

By Jonathan Eidse

Legacy Chemicals – Can we recycle our toxic textiles?

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?

By Jonathan Eidse

Not All Climate Goals Lead to Net-Zero

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…

By Jonathan Eidse

DIVEST: proven failure or climate’s greatest hope?

It is “one minute to midnight” for the climate – do you know where your money is right now? Suston provides a primer on the divest from fossil fuel movement.

By Jonathan Eidse

Partner Planet Stories

A Conscious Choice

Ever since W. L. Gore & Associates was founded by Bob and Vieve Gore, treating people fairly and caring for the environment have been integral parts of the Gore culture.

By GORE

The Blue Way Pays – in more ways than one

Not just a label, Bluesign is about finding solutions to both today’s and tomorrow’s social and environmental challenges, avoiding risks and creating critical mass to enact positive change across the supply chain.

By Bluesign

A Water-Efficient Innovation

Nature continues to provoke and inspire ECCO’s researchers who have developed DriTan™, an innovative technology that drastically reduces the amount of water needed to tan leathers.

By ECCO

In 3-5 Years, Recycling Will Hit a “Bottle-Neck”

While the use of recycled polyester in textiles is finally picking up, we need to build our own recycling supply chain as the race for PET bottles has started.

By SympaTex

Untapped Gold Mine

Ride, Protect & Share, these three words represent the essence of who we are: a snowboard, ski, surf, and outdoor clothing brand who, while not taking ourselves too seriously, still want to effect change.

By Morphlon

EOCA’s Plastic Pledge

In 2020, the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) has challenged exhibitors at ISPO Munich to adopt the Plastic Pledge. EOCA explains what it’s about.

By EOG

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