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1000 Mile Socks

Founded over 30 years ago 1000 Mile were the inventors of the double-layer system where the inner layer stays with the foot and the outer moves with the shoe to avoid blisters. The 1000 Mile Recycled Range, launched in 2021.
Fabrics: Recycled nylon, REPREVE - recycled plastic bottles.
Practices: The brand have been working hard at improving its overall sustainability profile with growing use of REPREVE in new sock collections.
Plans/promises: A continued commitment to materials and packaging and using more recycled, more ecological or just less materials, and shipping it as little as possible – as well as minimising the conversion process and energy inputs to arrive at finished product.
People and animals: N/A
Product list:
gym and sports socks
hiking socks
running
socks
Read more: Recycled Socks

3rd Rock

Founded in 2010 by Fashion Designer, Pattern Cutter and climber, Jessica Mor, 3RD ROCK is a family run sustainable activewear brand based in the Peak District, UK. They offer a range of uniquely-designed, high quality and ethically-produced activewear for climbing, yoga, pilates and most other active pursuits.
Fabrics: GOTS certified EcoMORPH Denim, RePET (Recycled Polyester) and ECONYL (Regenerated Nylon), upcycled fabrics.
Practices: Transparent supply chain, local sourcing, ethical practices, prints with water-based inks, mostly paper and card packaging, limit stock so as not to over-produce.
Plans/promises:
  • Research microplastics from our products and offer solutions (i.e. the GuppyFriend wash bags)
  • To create a completely circular apparel collection with a 'take back project' partnership with ECONYL
  • Moving towards carbon neutrality
  • Phasing out plastic packaging
People and animals: Run ClimbUnity program to fund free climbing coaching sessions for people of colour, increased representation of diverse body types, more inclusive approach to gender.
Product list:
active-leggings
chalk
climbing chalk bag
climbing pants
climbing top
hiking underwear
swimwear
t-shirt
underwear
vest
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Arbor Snowboards

Since 1995, Arbor's mission has been simple and unchanged; blend innovative construction, with aspects of traditional craftsmanship, and a steadfast commitment to sustainable materials and methods. Arbor sees this as the best way to deliver the performance and quality required for pursuing snowboarding, skateboarding, and the good times that happen along the way. For 28 years, Arbor has been proud to highlight the athletes and artists who support this approach and contribute so significantly to the Brand’s efforts. This mindful, more collective style ensures the planet is always considered as Arbor develops unique products for chasing life’s great lines.
Fabrics: Bio Resin.
Practices:
  • Convert natural fiber tops into structural layers that improve pop and durability, reducing reliance on non-biodegradable composites
  • Process all forest products using methods that stretch each resource, maximizing materials, and minimizing impact on the planet
  • Ensure all forest products are sustainable and certified by reliable organizations, including the Forest Stewardship Council
  • Boards are 100% manufactured with solar energy
Plans/promises: Continue to help plant over 500,000 trees in the Koa forests of Hawaii.
People and animals: Arbor only uses natural, highly renewable, sustainably sourced wood and bamboo from well-managed forests, and other non-forest sources.
Product list:
snowboard
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Arms of Andes

An outdoor sustainable manufacturing brand that makes outdoor apparel from 100% Alpaca wool. Everything is produced in Peru from the alpaca wool to yarn to fabric and finished garment. Arms of Andes creates sustainable and functional apparel made from biodegradable materials, natural dyes, using small supply chains and carbon footprints, and avoiding chemical finishing.
Fabrics: Traceable wool, 100% royal alpaca wool, natural dyes and low impact dyes (GOTS), silicone finishing (OEKO-TEX), organic cotton labels, synthetic label ink (GOTS).
Practices: Arms of Andes uses biodegradable materials, zero microplastics or toxic chemicals, and natural local resources. It is proud of its short transparent supply chains, low carbon footprint, transparency and traceability, and compostable packaging. Additionally, it only works with co-op farmers in the Andes.
Plans/promises: Finding biodegradable zippers, removing all non-natural dyes, using biodegradable fabric finishings.
People and animals: Arms of Andes use free-roaming alpaca wool. All alpacas are sheared ethically with no mulesing.
Product list:
base layer
beanie hat
gloves
hiking leggings
hiking shirt
hiking underwear
leggings
mid layer
socks
t-shirt
thermal pants
underwear
Read more: Sustainability

Artilect

Born in Boulder, Colorado, Artilect is a dynamic apparel system comprised of refined materials, methods and fit to support the highest levels of human performance.
Fabrics: bluesign®-approved, PFC-free, recycled wool, PrimaLoft BIO, Patented Nuyarn Merino, YKK Revive zippers, ExpeDry and High and Dry.
Practices: Articlect considers the entire lifecycle of everything it creates, so every aspect of its process, from fit to final product, is designed to keep its environmental footprint as small as possible and provide gear that lasts for generations.
Plans/promises: Continued commitment to source raw materials and develop technologies that provide the highest level of performance apparel without compromising its commitment to the environment.
People and animals: ARTILECT is committed to responsibly sourced wool from suppliers and farmers who are devoted to animal health and welfare, using only responsibly sourced, certified non-mulesed Australian merino wool.
Product list:
base layer
beanie hat
down jacket
hardshell jacket
insulated jacket
leggings
mid layer
softshell jacket
t-shirt
Read more: Sustainability

Astral

Since 2002, Astral has been deeply committed to building the best performing products, in the least toxic, lowest impact way. They are athletes, artists and craftspeople who work with Nature, to build the cleanest, most beautiful and highest performing products you can buy.
Fabrics: bluesign®-approved, organic cotton, PVC-free, upcycled materials, organic hemp, recycled polyester, organic Kapok.
Practices:
  • World's first life jacket brand to become a bluesign™ system partner
  • World's first first 100% post-consumer recycled polyester life jacket shells
  • The brand uses less glue / more stitching = less petroleum products
  • PFAS-free waterproof membranes
Plans/promises: With over two decades of experience and sustainability leadership, Astral continue to obsess over design innovation, alternative materials and manufacturing processes that produce the highest performing equipment, built in ways that protect the maximum amount of soil and water.
People and animals: All Astral footwear is vegan.
Product list:
apparel
approach shoes
dog beds
flip flops
hat
hiking footwear
hiking sandals
hiking shoes
life jackets
pfds
sandals
swiftwater rescue equipment
t-shirt

BAM Clothing

BAM was founded in 2006 and creates lower impact and nature-based alternatives to conventional yoga, outdoor, active and intimate apparel. Nature was the inspiration for starting the business and protecting it remains a vital part of its impact strategy to this day. With a focus on conserving natural resources, eliminating harmful pollution and closing the loop on clothing, BAM has recognised that transitioning towards a fully circular range will be crucial for its future success as a sustainable clothing brand.
Fabrics: Organic cotton, PFC-free, traceable wool, recycled polyester, recycled nylon, organic denim, Tencel, Rayon / bamboo, Recycled cotton, Naia™(cellulose acetate), Amni Soul Eco(degradable nylon), Seacell.
Practices:
  • Conventional-plastic-free packaging since 2018
  • Bio-based, organic and recycled fibres (95% as of 2022 data)
  • Supply chain traceability and transparency through BAM DNA product passports
  • Impact measurement and reporting including scope 3 product footprint
  • Circular range of certified recyclable products available
  • Living wage employer since 2019 and employee ownership trust in place since 2021
Plans/promises:
  • Goal to create a fully circular range – 7% of the range already certified recyclable and offered with a free take back scheme
  • Supporting and funding groundbreaking research investigating end of life solutions for textiles
  • Signatories of The ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals) Foundation's 'Roadmap to Zero'
  • Signatories of the Canopy Style commitment to protecting ancient and endangered forests through its packaging and bio-based material sourcing
  • Supporting research into microfibre pollution and encouraging the use of products like GuppyFriend washing bags (sold through BAM site)
People and animals:
  • Members of the Fair Wear Foundation – committed to responsible purchasing practices and improving wages throughout the supply chain
  • Source RWS wool and wool from 'preferred programs' such as Shokay Yak Wool – have targets to increased use of 'preferred programs'
  • Partnership with charity Sharewear – aiming to end clothing poverty and reduce clothing waste
  • Official producer and seller of purple socks for 'Purple Sock Day' (aka International Day of Disabled people) 50% of the proceeds go to the charity
Product list:
base layer
cycling shorts
fleece
hardshell jacket
hiking leggings
hiking pants
hiking shirt
hiking shorts
hiking skirt
hiking socks
hiking underwear
insulated vest
knitwear
leggings
long johns
mid layer
shorts
ski socks
socks
t-shirt
thermal pants
underwear
waterproof jacket
Read more: Sustainability

BRANWYN

BRANYWN is the only ethical, sustainable, and next-to-body Performance Innerwear made by and for active women. BRANWYN's game changing bras and underwear use ZQ Merino wool and seamless knitting technology to create Performance Innerwear that is buttery soft and stays dry, fresh, and funk-free during heart pounding hikes and sessions in the mountains.
Fabrics: PFC-free, PVC-free, traceable wool, recycled wool.
Practices:
  • Certified OEKO-TEX 100 (Product Class 2)
  • ZQ certified wool
  • RWS certified wool
  • Woolmark certified wool
  • Merino wool is a renewable, sustainable natural fiber
  • Transparent supply chain
  • Ethical practices
  • Glassine bags as primary product packaging and rely on kraft mailers for shipping purposes
  • Prints with water-based inks; plant and vegetable-based: made from plants, fruits, veggies, and fruits
  • Limit stock so as not to over-produce
  • All Performance Innerwear is made using Santoni seamless knitting technology. Not only does this produce an exceptional product, but it also reduces fabric waste by avoiding the standard mass manufacturing practice of cutting from large pieces of fabric and leaving what’s left to be thrown in the trash
Plans/promises:
  • Branwyn is in the beginning stages of BCorp Certification
  • Increased transparency of supply chain in partnership with growers and factory
  • Researching alternatives to nylon and spandex
People and animals: Intertwined in its products, company, and brand is knowledge that the planet is a better place when women are in leadership. At BRANWYN, sports and time outdoors are gateways to a sense of self, the power women possess, and moments of grace and connection. To support this vision, the brand donates products and a minimum 1% of sales to its Empowerment Partners, who believe, like BRANWYN, in the power of the outdoors to deliver life-affirming inspiration, confidence, and empowerment.
Product list:
base layer
hiking underwear
knitwear
underwear
Read more: Sustainability

Coalatree

Coalatree designs eco-minded apparel and accessories for the adventurer in everyone, from athletes and photographers to city folks and weekend warriors. The brand is passionate about bringing elements of the outdoors and city life together. Whether you’re summiting the tallest peaks or lounging around town with friends, Coalatree products are practical, stylish, and functional. Being ready for anything is what the brands is all about.
Fabrics: bluesign®-approved, organic cotton, upcycled materials, recycled polyester, recycled nylon.
Practices: Coalatree prides itself on making eco-friendly goods you can take anywhere. In every step of the design, manufacturing, and shipping process, it looks for ways to be more sustainable and minimize its impact. Environmental responsibility is central to its mission.
  • Most Coalatree goods are made from recycled or repurposed materials. Instead of creating new threads, its partners find discarded yarns and plastics, then melt them down and spin them into new fibers
  • Coalatree uses a dye method that reduces energy and water waste at its factories. By using a "closed-loop" of CO2 vapors, not only can it reuse stored CO2, but it is also able to circumvent the need for water to dye textiles
  • Its factory partners are working towards zero emissions by incorporating sustainable energy use right into their buildings, such as water-saving machinery, low-impact ventilation, and solar lighting. Many of them have replaced areas of concrete and asphalt (which can become “heat islands”) with green spaces for employee relaxation, picnics, and even farming. Coalatree's partner who makes the Trailhead Shorts and Pants even has an on-site wetland! Since dedicating part of their land to this wetland, they’ve seen an increase in local biodiversity with more birds, butterflies, earthworms, and bees
  • Conventional manufacturing methods use toxic chemicals, produce hazardous waste, and contribute significantly to carbon emissions. Coalatree work only with facilities that ensure the highest standards are met in efficiency, safety, and clean manufacturing, so no harsh chemicals ever need to harm the environment. This includes the way the Durable Water Repellent (DWR) finish is applied to products. Instead of conventional spraying and dipping, partners apply a vapor coating which eliminates the need for those nasty chemicals
  • Because all of the performance features in its line of coffee products are part of the fabric, not chemically added, these benefits will never wash out. This makes a better product for you and our planet!
  • Hangtags and packaging are printed on recycled paper with post-consumer waste content, keeping trash out of landfills and preserving our forests
  • Since adopting its signature coffee grounds material in 2015, Coalatree have been able to save thousands of plastic bottles and hundreds of cups of coffee from landfills. When you purchase from Coalatree you are supporting its strive for a cleaner and more eco-friendly production cycle
  • Plans/promises: The bigger the brands gets, the better it strives to get at giving back to the planet and those in need.
    People and animals: Each year, Coalatree organizes its employees and volunteers to work on boots on the ground giveback initiatives in its local Wasatch mountains.
    Product list:
    base layer
    beanie hat
    duffle bag
    hat
    hiking pants
    hiking shorts
    mid layer
    t-shirt
    Read more: Environment

Cortazu

As a Certified B Corp™ Cortazu's mission is simple; to create lasting experiences whilst re-greening the planet. Specifically, it aims to inspire 50,000 people to enjoy the outdoors and re-green 10 Million square metres of land by 2025. It wants to facilitate enthusiasm for adventurers with a passion for the sustainability of the planet.
Fabrics: Organic cotton, PFC-free, PVC-free, recycled polyester, recycled nylon, recycled down, recycled pet-bottles as a replacement for down.
Practices: Cortazu doesn't exist just to sell outerwear products. As a Certified B Corp™ it's here to activate people to create their own adventures while supporting the world around us. Its goal is to help cool down the planet and preserve its natural beauty. In order to drive positive change for the planet, Cortazu has divided its strategy into three key areas:
  1. Minimize impact
  2. Ethical manufacturing
  3. Restore nature
Plans/promises: It's big goal is to re-green 10 Million square metres of land by 2025 together with JustDiggit.
People and animals:
  • Cortazu doesn't use down wool/feather, but a sustainable and animal friendly alternative made from recycled pet-bottles
  • Re-greens meters of land in Africa with each product sold
  • Only works with factories that are approved by the B-corp standard
Product list:
camping chair
down jacket
hardshell jacket
hiking pants
mid layer
running belt
ski jacket
ski pants
t-shirt
water bottle
Read more: Sustainability

Cotopaxi

Cotopaxi is a carbon neutral certified, B Corporation that creates sustainably made outdoor gear designed to fight extreme poverty, inspire adventure, and move people to Do Good. Its Gear for Good promise is to make gear that lasts and to have a positive social, environmental, and economic impact. It also allocates at least 1% of its annual revenue to the Cotopaxi Foundation, which awards grants to nonprofit partners with proven track records of alleviating poverty. Through the Foundation to date, it has reached an estimated 3.8 million individuals who live in extreme poverty.
Fabrics: Organic cotton, PFC-free, upcycled materials, recycled polyester, recycled nylon.
Practices:
  • 100% Carbon Neutral – involves taking stock of all carbon emissions and setting goals to reduce emissions, specifically in supply chain which accounts for 95% of co2 output
  • Member of 1% For the Planet and The Climate Pledge
  • Kept over 1.8 million yards of fabric out of landfills through Teca and Del Dia repurposed fabric programs
  • One of the first outdoor brands to use repurposed fabrics starting in 2014
  • Removed all single use plastics from packaging
Plans/promises: By 2025, Cotopaxi is committed to using repurposed, recycled, or responsible materials in all of its gear.
People and animals:
  • Cotopaxi donates over 1% of its proceeds toward nonprofits with a proven track record in improving the human condition
  • Since inception in 2014 Cotopaxi has donated over $3M to humanitarian aid programs, aiding over 3.8 million people directly through the poverty alleviation programs
  • In 2022 alone, Cotopaxi provided 171,827 people in South America with malaria treatments and testing, helped support 76,817 Ukrainian refugees through emergency fundraising campaign, and sponsored education for over 19,181 children
Product list:
backpack
base layer
climbing chalk bag
down jacket
fleece
hardshell jacket
hiking leggings
hiking pants
hiking shirt
hiking shorts
insulated jacket
insulated vest
mid layer
shorts
t-shirt
waterproof jacket
Read more: Impact

Curious Creatures

A brand new Bozeman based mountain bike apparel company focused on the fun and adventure side of riding. Curious Creatures builds highly technical product with a casual and versatile aesthetic for all creatures exploring this weird world.
Fabrics: bluesign®-approved, organic cotton, PFC-free, PVC-free, recycled polyester, Tencel, Recycled Cotton, Bio-Based Yarns, Mono-Materials for recyclability.
Practices:
  • Curious Creatures focus on end of life solutions and using mono materials for recyclability in all its tops and bottoms
  • Using special biobased stretch fabrics in some bottoms in order to move away from spandex
  • The brand works with local sewing studio to offer repairs to customers on all our products to keep things out of landfill and in closet for longer
  • All tops made in the USA in minority owned and woman owned factories
  • Some products made with USA grown cotton
Plans/promises:
  • Focus on durability and quality and keeping product in play for many years
  • Secondary focus on end of life so all products have a recycled option and don't end up in landfill
  • Continue to work with domestic partners on quality and supporting women and minority owned factories
  • Approaching all new designs with repairability and end of life as a focus
People and animals: Curious Creatures has just launched so the brand is starting to dream up plans to support its friends at the Roam Collective in providing scholarships and opportunities for BIPOC folks to attend and benefit from the Roam community. Additionally, the brand works closely with the local SWMBA chapter on trail days, maintenance and events.
Product list:
cycling chamois
cycling pants
cycling shorts
hat
hiking pants
hiking shorts
mountain bike
shorts
t-shirt
Read more: Responsibility

Dirtbags Climbing

Dirtbags Climbing upcycles outdoor textiles. Located in Kendal, Cumbria it has a small workshop which works tirelessly to redirect plastic based textile waste created by the outdoor industry, from landfill. Products for climbing, swimming, biking, and running are made in small batches from these recycled materials.
Fabrics: Upcycled materials, recycled polyester, recycled down.
Practices:
  • Made in small batches to reduce wastage
  • Paper packaging with paper tape
  • Everything made in house by a small team on a living wage
  • Upcycles garments, tents, and ropes using all components like buckles and zips
  • Post is walked to the nearest post office, not driven
Plans/promises: Working with the outdoor recreation industry to use workable textiles instead of allowing them to end up in landfill. The outdoor industry still creates waste, Dirtbags aims to be the one to make it a circular as posssible, working with both brands and customers.
People and animals: Dirtbags Climbing are a living wage employer.
Product list:
bike pannier
bikepacking bag
camping blanket
chalk
chalk bag
climbing chalk bag
dry bag
running belt
waist pack
Read more: About

Dometic

Millions of people around the world use Dometic products. They are RV users, boat owners, campers. Lovers of the outdoor life. All part of a growing movement with a longing for freedom and adventure, a desire to explore the world and to stay away longer. Dometic are on a mission to make mobile living easy.
Fabrics: Upcycled materials.
Practices: Dometic offer innovative, durable, low-carbon products that inspire an active, comfortable, and responsible life in the outdoors.
Plans/promises: Dometic's ambition is to minimise climate impact and reduce emissions from transport of goods by identifying opportunities to increase energy efficiency in production, by transitioning to renewable electricity and by optimising transports. Its production facilities will also support circularity by minimising waste generation in production and by eliminating landfill.
People and animals: Dometic are committed to being an attractive workplace and the employer of choice in the outdoor industry. Its core values form the foundation of its company culture. it create the framework for everything the company does and how the Group interact with each other and external parties. By having a work environment based on Dometic’s core values, the Code of Conduct, and supporting governing documents, its ambition is to create a great place to work for current and future employees.
Product list:
backpacking stove
backpacking tent
battery pack
bbq / grill
beach tent
bell tent
camping chair
camping cookware
camping cot
camping lantern
camping lights
camping mug
camping shelter
camping stove
camping table
camping utensils
cooler
family tent
fire pit
hydration pack
inflatable tent
insulated bottle
lunch box
roof tent
thermos flask
water bottle
water filter
wood burning stove

Eagle Creek

Eagle Creek is an invitation to discover the wonders of humanity and our planet. From city parks to exotic destinations, the brand takes pride in equipping you with versatile gear to take you beyond your fears and outside your comfort zone. Eagle Creek was founded in 1975 by Steve and Nona Barker in the San Jacinto Mountains of California, where they ran a retail store called Mountain People selling custom mountain packs.
Fabrics: bluesign®-approved, recycled polyester, recycled nylon.
Practices:
  • The product choice Eagle Creek make are planet first. It chooses recycled materials and bluesign® approved fabrics. It employs responsible manufacturing methods and back products with industry-leading warranties to keep them out of landfills. We are insistent on taking bold steps to support a healthy planet.
  • The brand address sustainability comprehensively; from product to packaging. As problem solvers, it innovates to find alternate uses for non-waste materials, like using plastics from windshields to provide water-resistance to products.
  • The resiliency of the No Matter What Warranty™ has kept more than 100,000 bags out of landfills. By building bags that never break, repairing them if they fail, and harvesting parts if they’ve been wrecked beyond recognition, Eagle Creek keeps gear on the road for generations
Plans/promises:
  • By 2024 all polyester fabrics will be at least 73% recycled
  • Already at 69%, by 2025, 75% of products will use bluesign® approved fabrics
People and animals:
  • Invest in local communities through a diverse range of volunteer efforts, from rebuilding infrastructure to protecting customers
  • Engaged in local trail maintenance, beach clean-ups, community gardening or work at the local food bank
  • The brand stands up for the causes that sustain adventure travel. Through petitions to help preserve public lands, marches on capitol building, and extra time off for our employees to vote, it's on the front line in the battle for what it believes in
Product list:
adventure travel luggage and travel organisiation
backpack
duffle bag
waist pack
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Fjällräven

Fjällräven has been Sweden's leading outdoor clothing and equipment brand since 1960 when the first backpack range was developed by founder, Ake Nordin, in his basement. Since then, the brand's iconic backpacks and timeless, functional clothing ranges have grown in global popularity. Driven by its mission to enable and inspire more people to experience nature, sustainability is a core part of the brand's DNA.
Fabrics: Organic cotton, PFC-free, PVC-free, organic hemp, traceable wool, recycled wool, recycled polyester, recycled nylon, Tencel, recycled ocean plastics.
Practices:
  • Industry-leading Down Promise guaranteeing 100% traceable and ethical down
  • PFC-free across the collection – Fjällräven committed to eliminating PFCs in 2015
  • More than 61% of materials are rated good/excellent (either organic, recycled, fully-traceable)
  • Wool traceability – all wool is either recycled, recovered (saved from landfill) or sourced from fully traceable, ethical and regenerative farms via ZQ wool
  • All products designed for maximum reparability
  • Members of UN Global Compact
  • Signed UN Global Climate Change Action Initiative
Plans/promises: 2025 goals:
  • Guarantee 100% traceability on all materials
  • 25% reduction of energy consumption on all operations
  • 25% reduction of emissions from transportation
  • Move to 100% green energy
  • 30% reduction of scope 3 emissions
  • 30% reduction of emissions on all events
People and animals:
  • Non-mulsed wool – all virgin wool sourced from fully traceable and ethical supply chain
  • Industry-leading Down Promise according to Four Paws – ensures welfare of geese
  • Fenix Way guidelines ensures the welfare of all employees and ensures suppliers and partners meet Fenix's welfare standards
  • Members of Fair Labor Association
  • Arctic Fox Initiative Fund which diverts profits from selected products towards charities / organisations that give back to nature
Product list:
backpack
backpacking sleeping mat
backpacking tent
base layer
daypack
down jacket
dry bag
hiking hat
hiking leggings
hiking pants
hiking shirt
hiking shorts
hiking skirt
insulated jacket
insulated vest
knitwear
leggings
long johns
mid layer
shorts
thermal pants
waist pack
waterproof backpack
waterproof jacket
waterproof pants
windproof jacket

Foehn

Foehn exists to prove that performance apparel can be different. Its promise is to make environmentally sound, versatile technical clothing with a modern aesthetic.
Fabrics: Bluesign®-approved, organic cotton, PFC-free, recycled polyester, recycled nylon, Tencel.
Practices:
  • Recycled and organic raw materials
  • Paper packaging
  • Carbon offsetting
  • Member of 1% For The Planet
  • Bluesign approved fabrics
  • Only use ocean freight for transport
  • Plans/promises: Foehn aims to get a B Corp certification and introduce and implement repair and re-selling program for used Foehn garments. In 2024 100% of its products will be made from recycled or biodegradable fibers, and be recyclable or biodegradable at end-of-life.
    People and animals: RDS certified
    Product list:
    cycling jacket
    cycling pants
    cycling shirt
    cycling shorts
    down jacket
    hiking hat
    hiking leggings
    hiking pants
    hiking shorts
    mid layer
    t-shirt

    Fox River

    Fox River socks have been made in the USA since 1900 utilizing US and imported yarns. The brand is a leading U.S. manufacturer of outdoor, sport and lifestyle performance socks and is committed to remaining American-made.
    Fabrics: Organic cotton, recycled polyester, merino wool.
    Practices:
    • Fox River is WRAP certified. WRAP is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to the certification of lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing throughout the world
    • The sock mill is 100% powered by renewable energy
    • Primary line of energy is a combination of wind, solar and hydroelectric
    • 400 tons of manufacturing waste has been recycled instead of adding to landfill
    Plans/promises: Fox River are always looking to reduce annual waste and using technology to reduce its footprint.
    People and animals: N/A
    Product list:
    hiking socks
    kids socks
    military socks
    running socks
    ski socks
    socks
    Read more: Environment

    glerups

    In 1993, Danish mother Nanny Glerup hand-crafted a pair of slippers using the natural wool from her own Gotland sheep. So well were the slippers loved by family and friends, that Nanny’s hobby soon became a small-scale production – two pairs a day! That was the beginning of glerups. Today, glerups is a global brand that sells slip-ons, shoes and boots with leather and natural rubber soles.
    Fabrics: PFC-free, PVC-free, upcycled materials, traceable wool, recycled wool, chrome-free leather and natural rubber.
    Practices: Project Zero Waste, all steps are made with respect for human, animal and nature. Glerups control all processes from farm to foot and have its own production of material and product, and support regenerative farming – it's about giving more that it take.
    Plans/promises: Focus on its DNA with respect for human, animal and nature and always improve and adjust its set up. More Project Zero Waste and strong partnerships.
    People and animals: Every sheep is treated with respect. They live and graze in free and natural surroundings. Glerups relationships worldwide are treated loyally. Its employees work in safe and secure conditions with a healthy and respectful culture.
    Product list:
    indoor slip-ons
    relax and recover slip-ons
    shoes and boots
    Read more: Responsibility

    Haglöfs

    Haglöfs come from Sweden, a country of extreme weather and extensive landscape. A place where the outdoors isn’t just a far off place, it’s in the fabric of the culture and community. Haglöfs explore with curiosity and a commitment to creating gear that will support anyone, anywhere in its own outdoor adventure – from walking through the forest to reaching the peak of a mountain.
    Fabrics: Bluesign®-approved, organic cotton, PFC-free, PVC-free, upcycled materials, organic hemp, traceable wool, recycled wool, recycled polyester, recycled nylon, recycled down, Tencel, Rayon / bamboo.
    Practices:
    • SAC members
    • Produce a yearly sustainability report
    • Have increased its use of low impact materials
    • Only use renewable energy for all its in-house operations
    • Have been carbon neutral since 2021
    • Support various reforestation projects around the globe
    Plans/promises: Haglöfs create products that are designed and made to last, supported by lifetime warranties and repair services that enable them to stay in circulation for generations. It has also committed to reduce its emissions by 50% by 2030.
    People and animals: In 2012 Haglöfs became the first Nordic outdoor brand to sign up to the Fair Wear Foundation. All animal-based materials used in Haglöfs products must meet the requirements outlined in its Animal Welfare Policy by sourcing from suppliers that are adopting best practices in relation to animal welfare and ecosystem and biodiversity protection.
    Product list:
    approach shoes
    backpack
    base layer
    beanie hat
    climbing pack
    climbing pants
    climbing shoes
    daypack
    down jacket
    duffle bag
    fleece
    gloves
    hardshell jacket
    hat
    hiking boots
    hiking footwear
    hiking hat
    hiking leggings
    hiking pants
    hiking shirt
    hiking shoes
    hiking shorts
    hiking skirt
    insulated jacket
    insulated vest
    knitwear
    leggings
    long johns
    mid layer
    shorts
    ski gloves
    ski jacket
    ski pants
    sleeping bag
    t-shirt
    thermal pants
    trail running shoes
    waist pack
    waterproof backpack
    waterproof footwear
    waterproof jacket
    waterproof pants
    windproof jacket
    winter boots
    winter gloves
    Read more: Sustainability

    Hanwag

    From 1921 to this day, Hanwag stands for traditional handcrafted workmanship combined with technical expertise, continuous innovation, durability and tradition. For 100 years, it has been making high-quality, functional mountaineering and trekking footwear at its headquarters in Vierkirchen near Munich and factories across Europe.
    Fabrics: PFC-free, traceable wool, recycled wool, recycled polyester, sustainable leather, recycled fleece, recycled textiles, recycled viscolatex foam, free from highly toxic chromium (VI).
    Practices:
    • Transparent supply chain
    • European material sourcing
    • Short transportation routes
    • High-quality sustainable materials
    • Social responsibility
    • Using resources efficiently
    • Renewal of linings, seams, fittings or a resole services available
    • Offsetting practices
    Plans/promises: N/A
    People and animals:
    • Offsetting programme compensating for leather CO2 production in an African afforestation project
    • Fair Labor Association (FLA) members
    • Signed onto the UN Global Compact
    • Fully traceable and transparent supply chain
    Product list:
    approach shoes
    hiking boots
    hiking footwear
    hiking shoes
    hiking socks
    Read more: Sustainability

    Heimplanet

    The journey of Heimplanet began in 2003 with the idea for a new tent concept, which came about during a surf trip along the Portuguese coastline. At that time it was just funny to talk about a tent from the future. In 2011, the first inflatable tent, The Cave, was launched. Since then Heimplanet introduced a whole range of products, all designed for a specific purpose. Heimplanet combine the best technical features available with a clean and simple design. The result is extremely versatile products that are suitable for every trip and every day, wherever you go. There is a special word that only exists in German: Heimat. [ˈhaimaːt] It describes the place where you feel at home, the place where you belong, the place where you feel committed, the place that gives you the feeling that everything will somehow be okay, no matter what. The founders liked the idea of taking this feeling along when we travel our planet.
    Fabrics: Dyecoshell.
    Practices:
    • 1% for the Planet member
    • Started developing in-house fabrics like DYECOSHELL
    • Lifetime warranty and re-store program ensures Heimplanet takes full responsibility for its products
    • All Heimplanet products are built to withstand the harsh test of time – only durable materials are used that are crafted to ensure long-lasting performance in the toughest environments
    Plans/promises:
    • Working to use sustainable materials and source clean materials and have safe factory working conditions
    • Continue innovating with fabric, material, etc
    People and animals: Continue to create safe work places and have that be a priority from sourcing, sewing to internal jobs.
    Product list:
    backpacking tent
    beach tent
    family tent
    inflatable tent
    Read more: About

    Helinox

    Helinox creates welcoming spaces across cultures and terrains with lightweight, packable and beautifully functional camp furniture and accessories.
    Fabrics: bluesign®-approved, PFC-free, recycled polyester.
    Practices:
    • Repair and replacement parts service available
    • Green anodisation technique on aluminium tubing
    • Race To Zero Climate Commitment
    Plans/promises: Helinox has continued its work towards embracing sustainable business practices by taking a key pledge in the United Nations’ global Race to Zero campaign. Helinox has signed up to the SME Climate Commitment and will embed into its business the carbon measurement and reduction work required to achieve that.
    People and animals: N/A
    Product list:
    camping chair
    camping mattress
    camping shelter
    camping table
    Read more: Sustainability

    Icelantic Skis

    Icelantic was started in Colorado in 2005 and has been making skis in the USA ever since. It aims is to create a product and experience that inspires people to Return To Nature. It makes some of the most beautiful and durable skis on the market with an industry leading warranty of 3 years. It has a small team committed to creating the best customer experience and products you can believe in.
    Fabrics: Organic cotton, recycled polyester.
    Practices:
    • B Corp Certified
    • Community focused business plan
    • Commitments to its non profit partners
    • Use of recyclable shipping materials
    • Low waste manufacturing process
    • Customer warranty and repair
    • Use of sustainable fabrics
    • Local manufacturing
    Plans/promises: Icelantic is continuing to evolve its business operations around the B Corp Certification and making improvements in the efficiency and impact of its operations.
    People and animals: One of Icelantic's main partners is the National Parks Foundation which protects and enhances America’s National Parks for present and future generations.
    Product list:
    base layer
    hat
    leggings
    long johns
    ski socks
    skis
    snowboard
    socks
    t-shirt
    Read more: About

    Jack Wolfskin

    Founded in 1981 in Germany, Jack Wolfskin has grown into one of Europe’s largest outdoor manufacturers. The brand now sells products to a global market, including clothing for hiking, outdoors and mountains as well as equipment and gear for camping, biking and hiking.
    Fabrics: Bluesign®-approved, recycled, 100% organic cotton, PFC-free, PVC-free.
    Practices:
    • SAC member
    • Offers repair service
    • No harmful chemicals
    • Eco-friendly packaging
    • 100% green electricity
    Plans/promises: Working on industry solutions for dealing with microplastics and ​​reducing CO2 emissions on all transport routes.
    People and animals:
    • RDS certified
    • Non-mulesed RWS wool
    • Meets FWF standards
    Product list:
    backpack
    base layer
    fleece
    hiking boots
    hiking pants
    hiking shoes
    hiking shorts
    insulated jacket
    mid layer
    ski pants
    sleeping bag
    sleeping mat
    softshell jacket
    t-shirt
    tent
    vest
    waterproof footwear
    waterproof jacket
    waterproof pants

    Kane Footwear

    Kane Footwear launched in 2021 with the flagship Revive recovery slip-on, an innovative post-workout solution that prioritizes recovery for the body and planet. John Gagliardi, Kane Founder and retired All-World Team USA lacrosse player, spent years researching the best sustainable materials and recovery features for a functional and consciously-made shoe.
    Fabrics: Sugarcane-based foam.
    Practices:
    • B Corp Certified
    • FSC-certified packaging
    • Manufacturer uses hydroelectric energy and is carefully attentive to water usage
    • Injection molding process produces zero waste – every scrap is ground up and used in future shoes
    • Donates to Sole for Souls to ensure no products go to waste
    • Launched upcycling program with Lavarubber to turn used Revive shoes into yoga mats
      Plans/promises: Kane just launched its first upcycling program in 2023, and its current plans are to expand and grow this program, incentivizing more customers to recycled their used Kane shoes into yoga mats.
      People and animals: Kane partners with Sole for Souls to donate excess inventory to those in need.
      Product list:
      water shoes
      Read more: About

      KEEN Footwear

      Driven by a passion to make the outside and trades accessible for all, KEEN is a values-led, family-owned footwear brand from Portland, Oregon committed to creating original and versatile products, enhancing lives, and inspiring adventures outside. Founded in 2003, it launched a revolution in the footwear industry with the debut of the Newport adventure sandal. It continues to launch game-changing products and establish new standards for performance, comfort, and design while actively working to Detox The Planet.
      Fabrics: PFC-free, upcycled materials, organic hemp, recycled wool, recycled polyester, recycled ocean plastics, Upcycled leather car seats.
      Practices: KEEN's commitment to people, its practices and the planet is set out under the KEEN.EFFECT framework. KEEN's overall goal is simple: to create footwear that is 100% free of the most toxic chemicals. Since 2014, the brand has invested more than 11,000 hours and over $1.2 million on this initiative alone. The brand focus on creating consciously created products with key practices including:
      • Use of PFC-free DWR's throughout the range and PFA/PFC free in packaging
      • KEEN only works with environmentally preferred, Leather Working Group (LWG) certified tanneries
      • Environmentally preferred approach that uses a lactobacillus probiotic-based microbial solution without any chemicals to prevent foot odor
      • KEEN Harvest approach – using pre-and post-consumer waste that was bound for landfills and upcycle it into footwear. This has included recyled PET, denim and other materials including upcycled coffee granules
      • 100% Antimicrobial since 2018
      • PFA-free since 2018
      • Flame retardant free since 2003
      • PHTHALATES- and BISPHENOLS-free since 2003
      • Pinnacle members of the Conservation Alliance. By the end of 2022 the brand has supported 55 organisations around the globe, with a total of $1,257,000
      Plans/promises:
      • In January 2021 KEEN challenged all outdoor footwear brands to go PFAS-free by 2025 and published a “Green Paper” outlining its PFAS-free journey, providing a roadmap to help other footwear manufacturers make this journey more efficiently
      • Beginning in Fall/Winter 2023 season, no leather found on KEEN shoes will knowingly be from Brazil
      • 20% of KEEN footwear will be solvent free by 2025 and 33% by 2030
      People and animals: KEEN continue to measure and implement its KEEN Effect programme around 3 key pillars:
      1. ACCESS AND INCLUSION: making outside and the trades more accessible to all
      2. CREATE CONSCIOUSLY: reducing its footprint on people and the planet
      3. DISASTER RELIEF: supporting humanitarian aid and communities affected by climate change
      Product list:
      hiking boots
      hiking footwear
      hiking sandals
      hiking shoes
      water shoes
      waterproof footwear
      winter boots
      Read more: Impact Report

      Keep Nature Wild

      Keep Nature Wild likes to have fun outside. To share stories around the campfire, look up at the stars and dream big. The brand brings that light-hearted spirit to every item it makes and every outdoor cleanup it hosts. The products the brand creates are crazy cozy, super soft, and exceptionally comfy. The team designs outdoor apparel and accessories to bring a smile to your face, to brighten your day, to enable your next adventure, to spark connection, to build community, and to make our planet a better place.
      Fabrics: Organic cotton, upcycled materials, recycled wool, recycled polyester, recycled ocean plastics.
      Practices:
      • Local sourcing and collaboration with local makers and menders
      • Ethical practices
      • Paper and card packaging
      • Limit stock sizes and runs to not over-produce
      • Shipping collaboration to reduce carbon footprint and emissions
      Plans/promises: Keep Nature Wild is working to continue offerings of organic and upcycled products and materials, working with even more local and ethically sourced vendors, creating reusable bags for our cleanups.
      People and animals: Keep Nature Wild host in-person litter cleanup events and educational events around sustainable swaps, eco-friendly options, how to care for the environment and more. It donates proceeds from drops to nonprofits that align with its mission year round and align with partners to offer discussions and education around community needs, wildlife and more.
      Product list:
      bandanas
      beanie hat
      camping mug
      hat
      hiking shirt
      hiking socks
      long sleeves
      pet accessories
      socks
      sweaters
      t-shirt
      tank tops
      water bottle

      Lowe Alpine

      In 1967, Greg Lowe designed, tested and launched the Expedition Pack from Lowe Alpine Systems, a revolutionary backpack that gave climbers more freedom of movement in the mountains. It featured an innovative internal frame, compression straps and other never before seen features. This pack changed the outdoor industry forever, becoming the blueprint from which all modern, technical backpacks are derived. Today, Lowe Alpine's outstanding packs are shaped by the thrill of an untrodden path. Pioneering comfort and freedom of movement, wherever the trail takes you.
      Fabrics: PFC-free, upcycled materials, recycled polyester, recycled nylon, recycled ocean plastics.
      Practices:
    • All fabrics purchased for Lowe Alpine have been fluorocarbon-free since 2019
    • In 2022, 66% of its purchased fabric was made using recycled content (63% in 2021)
    • Material Facts tables from 2024 onwards
    • Climate Neutral Company since 2020
    • In 2022, its Service Centre washed and repaired more than 15,000 items
    • 17.6% reduction in CO2 emissions in 2022 compared to 2019
    • 74% of production came from partners it has been working with more than 5 years (in 2022)
    • Plans/promises:
      • Net Zero until 2030
      • Rolling its Material Facts Tables until winter 2024
      People and animals:
      • Fair Wear Leader status in only 2 years of membership
      • 787 hours of volunteering in 2022
      • Long-term partnership with The Outward Bound Trust
      Product list:
      backpack
      camping utensils
      daypack
      dry bag
      duffle bag
      hiking hat
      waist pack
      Read more: DNA

      LuminAid

      LuminAID seeks to make safe light and energy accessible to all. The first LuminAID light was conceived after the devastating earthquake in Haiti and the founders asked themselves what could be designed to help survivors of such an event. The dangerous night-time conditions inspired the creation of the portable, high-powered solar lantern.
      Fabrics: N/A
      Practices: LuminAID provides subsidized rates to individuals and community groups working to provide safe, sustainable lighting to those in need.
      Plans/promises: N/A
      People and animals: LuminAID 'Give Light' allows people to sponsor a light which will be sent to one of its charitable partners who will distribute them to families in need. $10 sends a solar lantern and $20 sends a power lantern that can be used as a phone charger.
      Product list:
      battery pack
      camping lantern
      camping lights
      Read more: About

      MONTREET

      "Don't change who you are – just start wearing green!" Under this motto, the young designer Nadine Schratzberger launched her own outdoor fashion label in 2018. Since then, she has been designing honest sports fashion in Vienna in the spirit of sustainability and combines functionality with trendy, unusual designs by local artists in her products and under the MONTREET label.
      Fabrics: Bluesign®-approved, organic cotton, PFC-free, PVC-free, upcycled materials, organic hemp, recycled polyester, recycled nylon, recycled ocean plastics.
      Practices: All Montreet products combine honest outdoor fashion with unique design. This makes every garment unique and wearable zero waste fashion. By manufacturing in Europe, the ecological footprint is kept as low as possible, without forgetting to constantly revise and think through every working process.
      Plans/promises: The brand combines honest outdoor fashion with unique design. It uses only environmentally friendly materials and attaches importance to fair production in Europe. It does everything it can to act sustainably and to change the system with you. Honesty and transparency are its top priorities.
      People and animals: The protection of nature and the sustainability of its products are at the heart of Montreets development of every garment. Through its environmentally friendly materials and its unique circular economy system, it manages to give new life to waste. For example, the Mediterranean Sea is freed from abandoned fishing nets, which account for more than half of the waste in our oceans and is responsible for the death of countless sea creatures. When an item of clothing has reached the end of its life cycle, it can be recycled into a new product thanks to single-variety production. This saves resources and protects the environment.
      Product list:
      base layer
      climbing chalk bag
      climbing pants
      cycling jacket
      cycling pants
      cycling shirt
      hardshell jacket
      hiking leggings
      hiking shorts
      leggings
      mid layer
      t-shirt
      waterproof jacket
      windproof jacket
      Read more: Sustainability

      Nemo Equipment

      This New Hampshire based camping gear brand is founded on a commitment to “the fearless pursuit of uncharted paths, in everything from the equipment we build to the way we run our business.” Nemo started trading in 2002 and was the overall winner of the ISPO Brand New award in 2005.
      Fabrics: Recycled insulation, silicone-treated fabrics to reduce harmful chemical content, responsibly sourced down, bluesign® approved.
      Practices:
      • B-Corp certified
      • Climate Neutral certified
      • Offers repair service
      Plans/promises: Working to remove harmful chemicals from the supply chain.
      People and animals:
      • RDS certified
      • Runs volunteering program for employees
      Product list:
      camping blanket
      camping chair
      camping pillow
      shelter
      sleeping bag
      sleeping pad
      tent
      Read more: Sustainability

      Nikwax

      Nikwax® was founded in 1977 by Nick Brown, a keen mountain walker and traveller, who designed his own product – a waterproofing wax – to keep his leather mountain boots dry. Subsequently, Nikwax has become the global leader in environmentally safe aftercare and waterproofing solutions that extend the life and performance of technical footwear, clothing and equipment. Nikwax care products are distributed to 52 countries and world leader in innovative, PFC-free clothing and gear systems. In February 2022, Nick Brown passed control of Nikwax to his employees, on three continents, by selling his business to its newly formed Employee Ownership Trust.  
      Fabrics: PFC-free, Packaging made from recycled plastic and recyclable.
      Practices: Nikwax is the only major aftercare company to have never used aerosols or fluorocarbons and to have fully balanced out its historical operational carbon emissions by restoring forest in Equador. Nikwax products are all PFC-free, use advanced elastomer technology, are not tested on animals and are non-persistent in the environment.  The company continues to be well respected in the industry for its innovative, sustainable, ethical, authentic, fair practices that are passionately delivered. Nikwax bottles are made from 100% post-consumer recycled plastic.
      Plans/promises:
      • To continue to produce high performance products that don’t harm people or the planet by adhering to a Chemical Management System in line with the guidelines provided by the ZDHC (Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals) non-governmental organisation
      • To reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2025
      • To donate 1% of turnover to ecological and social causes
      • By 2025 Nikwax hopes to have all suppliers at a Premium Sustainability Performance level
      • To continue to work with brands to help to extend the life of outdoor products
      People and animals:
      • Nikwax became an Employee Owned Trust in 2022 and a values-oriented organisation that treats people fairly and equally
      • Products aren't tested on animals and are safe for people and the planet
      • Committed to donating 1% of turnover to ecological and social causes
      • Nikwax has teamed up with conservation-focused organisations which have a local and global impact e.g. EOCA and World Land Trust
      Product list:
      after care
      waterproofing solutions and fabric innovation
      Read more: Sustainability

      Nomads Surfing

      Nomads' mission is to innovate to create surf and lifestyle products that protect the ocean. Sourced and produced in France, it seeks to protect marine ecosystems by using recycled and bio-based materials. It is one of the few surf companies that is actively encouraging sustainability within the industry.
      Fabrics: Biosourced polystyrene foam (EPS), biosourced resin, natural flax, basalt fiber, cork and recycled cork, recycled fishing nets.
      Practices:
      • Nomads Ocean Care supports Project Rescue Ocean, La Water Family, The Coral Family, Coucou Petite Meduse, and Paddle Paddle Surf Project
      • It hosts Precious Plastic workshops, encourage a circular economy
      • European and French manufacturing. For each purchase either a percentage of purchase to NGO or x kilograms of beach waste are collected
      • Certified B Corporation
      Plans/promises: The brand encourages the implementation of circular economy as improvement can be made quickly creating a positive impact both environmentally and socially. It’s a virtuous cycle. Nomads beleives that this is the economic model needed to set up a more sustainable and respectful economy.
      People and animals: Created Nomads Ocean Care endowment fund which allows the brand to donate 5% of its direct turnover and support local associations which carry out awareness-raising actions for the protection of the environment.
      Product list:
      balance boards
      beanie hat
      duffle bag
      fins
      leashes
      mid layer
      sunglasses
      sunscreen
      surfboard
      t-shirt
      traction pad
      water bottle
      Read more: Eco Conception

      Paka Apparel

      Paka is a sustainability focused brand, developing innovative apparel solutions from Alpaca fiber. The brands current catalog consists of everyday pieces, to technical socks and alpaca wool insulated jackets. Paka believes that to be closer to nature, you must start by wearing apparel and the closer we are to our production, the more accountable we become.
      Fabrics: bluesign®-approved, organic cotton, PFC-free, PVC-free, traceable wool, recycled polyester, recycled nylon, Tencel.
      Practices:
      • Locally sourced alpaca fiber from free-roaming herds in Peru
      • 100 Quechua women weavers are employed under an NGO to craft handwoven Inca ID’s that appear on all of Paka’s gear
      • OKEO-tex dyes
      • Traceable alpaca
      • Compostable packaging
      Plans/promises: Paka is working towards fully traceable alpaca wool in all of their products.
      People and animals:
      • Andean free-roaming alpacas who are gentle to native flora and benefit the ecosystem
      • Locally employed Quechua women weavers who make 4x the living wage in Peru
      • Paka donates 1% of revenue to Peruvian Hearts, an NGO encouraging the education and empowerment of young women in Peru, and has financed university tuitions now for many scholars
      Product list:
      base layer
      beanie hat
      fleece
      hiking shirt
      hiking socks
      hiking underwear
      hoodies
      insulated jacket
      joggers
      knitwear
      mid layer
      socks
      softshell jacket
      sweaters
      t-shirt
      underwear
      Read more: Sustainability

      Paleblue

      Paleblue, founded in 2018 and based in Park City, UT, is the only battery company that wants the world to buy fewer disposable batteries. Paleblue creates high-performing, convenient, reliable, and user-friendly rechargeable batteries in common formats like AA, AAA, 9V, D, and C. Through the use of rechargeable batteries, consumers can prevent millions of pounds of hazardous waste and heavy metals from entering landfills and polluting the planet.
      Fabrics: N/A
      Practices: Paleblue is and has been a member of 1% for The Planet since day one, supporting many great non-profits. Paleblue’s plastic travel/storage cases are all 100% post-consumer recycled plastic. It designs everything to be curb-recyclable without disassembly and ships all products in curb-recyclable and reusable packaging. Paleblue offers a lifetime warranty for manufacturing defects and failures during normal use to help ensure customers are not ever tempted to go back to single use. Paleblue is a member of the Park City Green Business Program, and also spearheads efforts to increase recycling as well as supporting many environmentally focused organizations such as: Protect Our Winters, Swaner Preserve, Recycle Utah, The Wastach Institute, Fish for Garbage and others.
      Plans/promises: Paleblue is creating innovative products and solutions to replace wasteful, single-use incumbents, including optimizing product and packaging materials to reduce waste. Paleblue is developing ways to minimize the impact of the waste of disposable batteries and is working to get more waste into the proper recycling supply chains. Paleblue strategically partners with like-minded brands to amplify its impact and invest in conservation and sustainability.
      People and animals: Paleblue hosts volunteer days for employees in conjunction with 1% for the Planet partners and local organizations including Fish For Garbage and Swaner Preserve. Paleblue donates products to help eliminate the need for single-use batteries for schools, outdoor education, scientists and companies ranging from ecologists studying the Amazon to the ski industry.
      Product list:
      rechargeable batteries
      Read more: Responsibility

      Páramo Directional Clothing

      Páramo offers high performance, sustainable outdoor clothing with superior comfort and moisture management for a wide range of outdoor activities. The company was launched in 1992 by Nick Brown, founder of Nikwax® waterproofing. Páramo is the clothing of choice for Mountain Rescue teams and expeditionary workforces such as the British Antarctic Survey. Páramo was the first outdoor company to join the Greenpeace Detox commitment in 2016, eliminating PFC- treatments from the entire product range. In 2022 Páramo transitioned to an Employee Owned Trust and integrated the Miquelina factory into its business.
      Fabrics: PFC-free
      Practices:
      • Ethical practices, repair and recycling scheme in place
      • Garments designed not to become obsolete as they are easily repairable, without recourse to laminates, membranes or taped seams and can be fully recycled
      • Waterproof garments in the range are made using PFC-free Nikwax Analogy Waterproof System. There is no element to break down or fail over time. Instead, the waterproofing is renewable indefinitely with water-based Nikwax aftercare products
      • Guarantee the exclusion of hazardous chemicals in the value chain
      • Take action against further climate change and collaborate with conservation organisations to protect the natural world
      Plans/promises: Over the years Páramo has picked up numerous awards for its sustainable and ethical practices. The brand has a vision to continue its positive impact on the people and the planet. The goals set for 2025 are based on seven clear fields of action: Páramo People, Partnerships, Climate Action, Conservation, Circularity, Ethics and Fairness and Detox Outdoor.
      People and animals: Back in 1986 garment prototypes were tested to its limits by founder Nick Brown on a trip to the Colombian Andes. Six years later, Páramo was born when Nick met with Sister Esther Castaño Mejia, who was running a small sewing workshop, offering practical help to women rescued from the streets of Bogotá, Colombia. Working together, the production of Páramo garments began with the Miquelina Foundation. Since 1992 the two companies have grown together and have since cemented its alliance with the integration of the management of the Miquelina factory into the Páramo business, ensuring a production partnership that will take both parties on a new and exciting journey. There are currently 150 women working in the Miquelina factory in Colombia and a further 50 working for Páramo in the UK. Madre Esther is now 93, Nick is 67, and while looking for a way to protect and build on his founding purpose and values, Nick came across the concept of an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT). By setting up an EOT, he could effectively pass ownership to the employees, ensuring the principles that have driven the business would be maintained. On 1 February 2022, Páramo and Miquelina became an EOT and 150 Colombian women became Partners in Páramo.
      Product list:
      base layer
      beanie hat
      climbing pants
      cycling jacket
      cycling pants
      cycling shirt
      cycling shorts
      fleece
      hardshell jacket
      hiking pants
      hiking shorts
      hiking underwear
      insulated jacket
      insulated vest
      long johns
      mid layer
      shorts
      ski jacket
      ski pants
      t-shirt
      underwear
      waterproof jacket
      waterproof pants
      windproof jacket
      Read more: Sustainability

      Pistil Designs

      Pistil is the shared vision of a small group of friends with deep roots in the outdoor industry. The brand launched in 2003 to take accessories seriously, bringing sophistication and considered design to this often overlooked category. Pistil remains operated by the original founders, in Hood River, Oregon. They make high-quality hats, caps, visors, beanies, headbands, scarves, and handwear for active, fun-filled lives. Lighthearted style focused on function: that’s what makes a Pistil product.
      Fabrics: bluesign®-approved, organic cotton, upcycled materials, recycled wool, recycled polyester, Tencel.
      Practices: Pistil has worked with the same manufacturing partners for almost two decades. These are carefully chosen, long-term working relationships. The well-being of the employees is first and foremost. All Pistil Verified factories provide fair and humane working conditions.
      • All manufacturers must meet strict requirements in regard to the materials used, where they come from and how they are processed.
      • Pistil is committed to using recycled and recyclable materials, packaging and hangtags.
      • It has eliminated or greatly reduced the use of polybags.
      • Its offices and warehouse have been fitted with high efficiency lighting and water bottle reducing hydration stations installed.
      Plans/promises: Thoughtfully designed is not just a slogan for Pistil's quality products. It is also its approach to everything it does as a brand. When it comes to sustainability, the foundation of its business is an agreement and like-mindedness with its manufacturing partners to meet specific criteria regarding environmental protection, social equity, economic fairness and animal welfare.
      People and animals: Pistil is continually working on improving the sustainability of its products:
    • You can expect that your fur pom will always be faux fur
    • You will not find angora in yarn blends
    • The fleece ear band in your beanie is made from recycled polyester
    • The trim of Pistil bags is a soft, durable vegan/faux leather
    • Pistil merino wools come only from sources with no mulesing practices
    • You’ll continue to find more and more recycled yarn blend options in Pistil knits
    • Product list:
      beanie hat
      gloves
      hat
      hiking socks
      knitwear
      socks
      winter gloves
      Read more: About

      Rab

      Rab's story began in 1981 in the attic of a small, terraced house in Sheffield where Rab Carrington made the first sleeping bag to bear his name. Hand-stitched and devised with his own ingenious eye, Rab's experience from years spent in the mountains was apparent in his designs, and soon there was popular demand both from friends and the growing local climbing community. Today, the brand is ceaseless in its commitment to Rab’s exacting standards, ingenuity, and pioneering spirit. Rab makes rugged, high performance mountain clothing and equipment that give absolute protection, comfort and freedom on the trail or peak – just honest, hard-working pieces that you’d rather repair than replace.
      Fabrics: Organic cotton, PFC-free, upcycled materials, recycled polyester, recycled nylon, recycled down.
      Practices:
    • Fair Wear membership
    • Certified Climate Neutral Company since 2021
    • Increased use of recycled fabrics (66% in 2022)
    • Extending Rab Service Centre - more than 15,000 repairs and washes in 2022
    • Rolling out Material Facts program for more honest and transparent communications on CSR credentials at product level in 2023
    • 17.6% emissions reduction per item compared to 2019 in 2022
    • PFC-free roadmap until 2024
    • Plans/promises:
      • Eradicate all fluorcarbons from its products until 2024
      • Roll out Material Facts program to all products and ranges until 2024
      • Net Zero by 2023
      People and animals:
      • All of Rab's virgin down is RDS certified
      • Fair Wear Leader status in only 2 years of membership
      • Long-term relations with its manufacturers – in 2022, 74% of its production came from partners it has worked with for more than 5 years
      • 737 hours of volunteering time in 2022
      • Long-term partnership with The Outward Bound Trust
      Product list:
      backpack
      backpacking sleeping mat
      backpacking tent
      base layer
      beanie hat
      bivy sack
      camping mattress
      camping pillow
      camping quilt
      climbing chalk bag
      climbing pack
      climbing pants
      cycling jacket
      cycling pants
      cycling shirt
      cycling shorts
      daypack
      down jacket
      dry bag
      duffle bag
      fleece
      gloves
      hardshell jacket
      hat
      hiking gaiters
      hiking hat
      hiking leggings
      hiking pants
      hiking shirt
      hiking shorts
      hiking skirt
      hydration pack
      hydration vest
      insulated jacket
      insulated vest
      leggings
      long johns
      mid layer
      running belt
      shorts
      ski gloves
      ski jacket
      ski pants
      sleeping bag
      softshell jacket
      t-shirt
      thermal pants
      waist pack
      waterproof backpack
      waterproof jacket
      waterproof pants
      windproof jacket
      winter gloves
      Read more: DNA

      Red Paddle Co

      Red is the industry leading inflatable paddle board and premium outdoor kit brand. Based in the UK, it has been selling its products to 60 countries worldwide, for over 15 years. As a certified B Corp, they believe that riding an inflatable paddle board should not mean you have to compromise on performance, looks or quality. From boards to accessories Red’s gear is designed with a purpose, to go the distance and last as long as possible.
      Fabrics: Bluesign®-approved, organic cotton, recycled polyester.
      Practices:
      • Circular economy practices
      • Living wage employer
      • B Corp certified
      • Third party factory inspections
      • Recyclable packaging
      Plans/promises:
      • Working to remove harmful chemicals from our supply chain in compliance with global regulation e.g REACH and Prop65
      • Currently reviewing and calculating carbon footprint to actively reduce this working towards Net Zero
      • The Red Foundation offers global community support so that everyone can safely enjoy the benefits of the water and the outdoors
      People and animals: Red is committed to inspiring and enabling more people to enjoy the wider benefits of being on the water. The Red Foundation works to continue this goal by offering global community support so that everyone can safely enjoy the benefits of the water and the outdoors. Red is committed to helping projects, partners, and individuals that are making paddleboarding, outdoor swimming and other water-based adventures more accessible and inclusive.
      Product list:
      backpack
      base layer
      beanie hat
      change robes
      cooler
      daypack
      dry bag
      duffle bag
      insulated bottle
      paddle board
      surfboard
      t-shirt
      water bottle
      waterproof backpack
      waterproof jacket
      waterproof phone case
      Read more: Impact

      Restrap

      Restrap specialises in creating high-quality, durable, and sustainable bikepacking gear for all types of riding. Since 2010, the brand has been manufacturing long-lasting bags and equipment entirely in-house in the UK. Its range has grown to encompass various cycling and outdoor equipment, all designed for reliability and backed by a lifetime guarantee. Making everything in-house allows Restrap to reduce waste, source the most sustainable materials and refine its products and designs to be more environmentally sustainable.
      Fabrics: PFC-free, PVC-free.
      Practices:
      • Local sourcing
      • Ethical practises
      • Products made to order to not over produce
      • Lifetime guarantee
      • Recycled and compostable packaging
      • All fabrics Cleantech certified
      Plans/promises:
      • Working to implement full-circle recycling
      • Reusing its own wastage in products
      • Moving towards carbon neutrality
      People and animals:
      • Free Bike-hire scheme for employees
      • Wellness program for all members of staff
      Product list:
      backpack
      backpacking cookware
      bike pannier
      bikepacking bag
      camera backpack
      camping mug
      daypack
      dry bag
      t-shirt
      waist pack
      water bottle
      Read more: About

      Royal Robbins

      Founded in 1968 by world-renowned climbers Royal and Liz Robbins, Royal Robbins is a leading designer, manufacturer and retailer of outdoor and travel apparel. The brand has gained worldwide recognition for its high-quality clothing and commitment to environmental and social responsibility. It has built a reputation of integrating technical features for consumers seeking performance-oriented garments, but with the style and comfort to cross over into everyday life.
      Fabrics: bluesign®-approved, organic cotton, PFC-free, upcycled materials, organic hemp, traceable wool, recycled wool, recycled polyester, Tencel, recycled ocean plastics, Tencel Lyocell, Tencel Modal, Merino Wool, Seawool, S.Cafe yarn
      Practices:
      • Part of the Fair Labor Association
      • Committed to Animal Welfare
      • Ethical practices and sourcing
      • Maintain and repair products
      • Traceable supply chain
      • Invest in Gold Standard Projects as part of their commitment to climate compensation
      • 53% of their styles are made using a main material with 50% or more lower impact materials
      Plans/promises:
      • By 2025 Royal Robbins aims to reduce 40% in their emissions in owned and operate locations; reduce 50% in their emissions per product produced (considering categories purchased products and services and transport & distribution)
      • Royal Robbins is also aiming for their clothing to be made of 80% recycled or bio-based polyester by 2025, 100% preferred cotton by 2025
      • 100% FSC or PEFC certified man-made cellulosic by the end of 2023
      • 50% certified, traceable wool by 2025
      People and animals:
    • Royal Robbins is committed to the ethical treatment of animals following the Fenix Outdoor International Animal Welfare Policy
    • Royal Robbins is part of the Fair Labor Association which is focused on promoting workers' rights and improving working conditions globally
    • Product list:
      beanie hat
      fleece
      hat
      hiking leggings
      hiking socks
      knitwear
      leggings
      long johns
      mid layer
      shorts
      softshell jacket
      t-shirt
      windproof jacket
      Read more: Sustainability

      Rumpl

      After a highly successful Kickstarter campaign, the creation of a homemade ‘sleeping bag blanket’ quickly evolved into full-scale production of outdoor blankets. The Californian brand now also produces pillows, ponchos and towels.
      Fabrics: Recycled fabric and insulation, responsibly sourced down.
      Practices:
      • B-Corp certified
      • Climate Neutral certified
      Plans/promises: Leveraging transportation options that reduce their carbon footprint.
      People and animals:
    • RDS certified
    • Support social projects: First Peoples Fund, Sheltersuit Foundation, Save the Waves, WeGotNext, High Fives Foundation, Episcopal Services Navigation Center, Fighting Hunger, The Trevor Project
    • Product list:
      camping blanket
      camping towel
      down blanket
      puffy blanket
      travel towel
      water-resistant blanket
      Read more: Commitments

      Ryde

      Founded in 2020, Ryde create sustainable outdoor clothing for outdoor living and a better planet. The team also likes to do other fun stuff like surf, camp, swim and travel.
      Fabrics: Organic cotton, PFC-free, PVC-free, upcycled materials, recycled polyester.
      Practices:
      • Transparent supply chain
      • Ethical and fair working practices
      • Limited stock to decrease waste
      • Organic and recycled materials
      • Inclusive and eco conscious design
      Plans/promises: Working towards a zero waste business and wider sustainable offering in the people and organisations it supports, shifting the focus from less harm to more good.
      People and animals: Ryde is a member of 1% for the planet and supports various environment organisations such as Trash Free Trials and Surfers Against Sewage.
      Product list:
      beanie hat
      change robes
      swimwear
      t-shirt
      waterproof jacket
      windproof jacket
      Read more: Close The Loop

      Scrubba

      The Scrubba, by Calibre8, is the creator of Scrubba wash bags – the world's smallest and lightest portable washing machines for adventurers. Each Scrubba wash bag features a flexible inner washboard, which is backed by a grip surface to provide a machine-quality wash in just minutes. Weighing from 70g(2.5oz) to around 170g(6oz), its Scrubba wash bags will keep you clean on any journey. The brands portable washing machines are now used by over 400,000+ travellers, campers, preppers, and backpackers worldwide.
      Fabrics: PVC-free, recycled polyester, recycled nylon.
      Practices:
      • Undyed options – It launched its Untouched Scrubba range which uses fabric that isn’t bleached or dyed further to reduce its carbon and wastewater footprint during production
      • Recycled textiles – In 2021/22 The Scrubba started trialling 100% recycled polyester for use in the Scrubba wash bag. It expects to roll out recycled textiles to all Scrubba wash bags in 2022/23
      • Environmental and social responsibility – Its retail products are packed in fully recyclable cardboard packaging or in reusable packing cells. In the AU market, customers can opt for no retail packaging on select products
      • Restricted substances list – It maintains a list of banned or restricted materials and chemicals and ensures they aren’t used in any Scrubba products
      • No PVC – Due to the negative environmental impact of PVC, The Scrubba made the decision to discontinue manufacturing its inflatable hangers
      Plans/promises:
      • Joined 1% for the Planet in 2022
      • Climate Neutral Certified in 2020
      • Responsible material investment – It continues to improve where and whenever possible to upgrade quality upcycled materials to ensure a long product lifespan and design its products to be easily repairable
      People and animals:
      • From the beginning, Scrubba has partnered with charitable organisations, donating tens of thousands of dollars to several fully funded projects helping bring clean water to those in dire need
      • Humanitarian aid – In instances of natural and humanitarian disasters, it has made several monetary donations to aid organisations
      Product list:
      daypack
      dry bag
      washing machine
      waterproof backpack
      Read more: Commitment

      Sherpa Adventure Gear

      Sherpa Adventure Gear was founded in May 2003 by Tashi Sherpa, as a living memorial to the unsung heroes of Mt. Everest. Inspired by the spiritual lifestyle and rich culture of Nepal, it offers outdoor and lifestyle clothing and accessories to the global market with designs to capture Himalayan spirit and colour.
      Fabrics: Bluesign®-approved, organic cotton, PFC-free, organic hemp, recycled wool, recycled polyester, Tencel, SeaWool, HD Wool Insulation, YKK and Modal.
      Practices: Designed with the consumer and the planet in mind, its comfortable, premium clothing uses the very best in eco-friendly materials, all from durable, UV protective hemp and soft, ethical wool to robust, lightweight Tencel and Modal.
      Plans/promises: The brand is committed to constantly improving the environmental impact of sourcing, manufacturing, packaging, distribution and recycling efforts throughout all phases of its business. It's always striving to do better.
      People and animals:
      • For every product purchased from Sherpa, one day of school is donated to the children of Nepal through its partner charity Room to Read. This donation helps to provide books, teacher training and electricity for school buildings
      • As part of its campaign to give back to Nepal and bring employment opportunities to Nepali communities, many of the items from its handcrafted collection are made by cooperatives of female knitters based in Kathmandu. The flexible working environment of the women’s weaving support means the knitters are always given the time to make every item extra special while easily working around their other responsibilities
      • RWS certified
      Product list:
      bandanas
      beanie hat
      fleece
      hardshell jacket
      hiking leggings
      hiking pants
      hiking shorts
      hiking skirt
      insulated vest
      leggings
      mid layer
      shorts
      t-shirt
      waterproof jacket
      windproof jacket
      Read more: Sustainability

      Sierra Designs

      Born in California and bred on the trail, Sierra Designs has been on a mission to redefine how people interact with the outdoors since 1965. Today, that means creating equipment and apparel that is functional, beautiful, and most importantly, attainable. Our team believes that adventures should be within everyone’s reach, because it’s not only about the destination, it’s about the journey you take along the way.
      Fabrics: PFC-free, recycled polyester, recycled nylon.
      Practices:
      • RDS (Responsible Down Source) certified
      • Lifetime Warranty
      • Member of the Higg Index
      Plans/promises: Sierra Designs is transitioning to materials that use fewer resources, discard less and create products that are healthier for people and planet. The recycled polyester found in much of the new apparel utilizes waste and reduces greenhouse gas emissions from manufacturing. For example, the Elemental Quilt 35° uses SierraLoft Eco, 100% recycled insulation, and the shell and liner fabric use 10 Denier Recycled Nylon Ripstop, which is also 100% recycled.
      People and animals:
      • RDS (Responsible Down Source) certified
      • Reach Out Program that's is an initiative designed to increase accessibility and participation in the outdoors. Through Reach Out, Sierra Designs donates a 1% donation of all web sales, gear donation, education and awareness-raising messaging for LGBT Outdoors, SOS Outreach, Outdoor Asian and Women’s Wilderness.
      Product list:
      backpack
      backpacking quilt
      backpacking sleeping mat
      backpacking tent
      beanie hat
      bivy sack
      camping blanket
      camping mattress
      camping pillow
      camping quilt
      camping shelter
      daypack
      down jacket
      family tent
      hammock
      hiking pants
      sleeping bag
      windproof jacket

      Swiftwick

      Swiftwick launched in 2008 with custom cycling socks. Since then it has expanded to develop tailored performance socks for running, fitness, golf, racquet sports, hockey and most recently trail sports. In 2023, Swiftwick celebrated its goal of including Recycled, Renewable or Responsible fibers in 100% of its product line.
      Fabrics: Traceable wool, recycled polyester.
      Practices: Swiftwick includes recycled, renewable or responsible fibers in 100% of its product line. Specifically, the Maxus model features a full REPREVE recycled footbed. Each pair of socks will use one post-consumer water bottle, helping to keep plastic in use and out of our oceans and landfills. Swiftwick focuses on sourcing domestically whenever possible to ensure its overall environmental impact is minimized throughout the supply-chain process. In 2019 it removed single-use plastics from all of its retail packaging, eliminating over a ton of single-use plastic annually.
      Plans/promises:
      • By the end of 2024, Swiftwick commits to sourcing 80% of its Merino wool from RWS certified sources
      • 100% of Swiftwick socks continue to be made with Recycled, Responsible, or Renewable, materials, and by the end of 2025, it will raise the volume of these fibers to 61% of raw materials used
      People and animals: Swiftwick commits to sourcing 80% of its Merino wool from RWS certified sources by the end of 2024. Swiftwick also partners with Oasis Bike Workshop and Friends of Warner Parks Urban Nature Program to offer financial support and product. Additionally, the brand partners with The Odd Sock and has donated 10,000+ socks since the partnership began.
      Product list:
      socks
      Read more: Impact

      Teko

      Teko is an award winning eco-friendly company specialising in sustainable products that can be regenerated and recycled.
      Fabrics: bluesign®-approved, PFC-free, PVC-free, upcycled materials, traceable wool, recycled wool, recycled polyester, recycled nylon, Tencel, recycled ocean plastics.
      Practices: Teko produces everything in Europe to ensure a lower carbon footprint and best practise in terms of water, energy and labour
    • Production uses steam instead of water to wash garments which reduces water usage by over 90%
    • 50% of yarns are sourced locally
    • Only chlorine-free merino wool used in production
    • All packaging is made from recycled cardboard using no glues or plastics. It is made from a single substrate which is recyclable
    • All printing is done using soy-based inks
    • Plans/promises:
      • Teko has already excluded all harmful chemicals from production and packaging
      • It is now focussing on making the whole production completely circular. At the moment it is around 75% circular
      • Teko offers a take back and regeneration programme for most of its products and it will be extending this on a gradual basis to be 100% circular by 2026
      • About to launch a range of recycled wool garments
      People and animals: Teko use mulesing-free merino wool.
      Product list:
      hat
      hiking hat
      hiking shirt
      hiking socks
      knitwear
      ski socks
      socks
      Read more: Teko Socks

      Ticket To The Moon

      Ticket To The Moon is the original manufacturer of the camping hammock, based in Bali since 1996. It takes sustainability seriously. From the very beginning, it committed to crafting its hammocks in a way that is good for the earth, its customers and its manufacturing family. No PFC’s are used in any of its product ranges. By using local materials and investing in innovative recycling methods, it aims to have a minimal impact on the environment.
      Fabrics: Bluesign®-approved, PFC-free, upcycled materials, recycled polyester, recycled nylon, recycled down, recycled ocean plastics, Signature Hammocks have been constructed in a OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified material.
      Practices:
      • Ethical and local sourcing
      • Repair service
      • Investment in innovative recycling methods
      • Any spare fabric left over after its unique products have been cut is turned into new merchandise like eco-friendly bags and backpacks
      Plans/promises: In June 2022, Ticket To The Moon were granted provisional membership of the World Fair Trade Association (WFTO) and expect to receive full membership status by the end of 2023.
      People and animals:
      • At TTTM, there is absolutely no child labor. Its honest, humane, fair trade corporate values mean all staff enjoy proper working conditions with social security, a pension, and a basic salary that is far higher than the minimum salary
      • The Ticket To The Moon Foundation was established by notary deed in 2009 with the main purpose being to support the Sumbanese Kodi tribe in East Indonesia in developing health, educational, cultural and development aid programs. To date the foundation has successfully helped the local community with building new infrastructure and education facilities, malaria prevention programs, and access to clean water
      Product list:
      backpack
      bivy sack
      camping blanket
      camping chair
      camping shelter
      hammock
      Read more: About

      Truce

      The one-man brand of Truce Designs is run by Luke Mathers who creates a small collection of high-performance bags crafted from reclaimed materials. Based in Portland, USA, Luke's model diverts discarded or unwanted fabrics from reaching landfill.
      Fabrics: Reclaimed sailcloths and other materials.
      Practices: Use reclaimed fabrics, each with a history and a story to tell. Some spent years voyaging open waters, other fabrics are repurposed from the factory floor before it ever reaches a customer’s hands.
      Plans/promises: N/A
      People and animals: Hank the dog (the shop boss) enjoys plentiful breaks, treats and cuddles (probably!)
      Product list:
      backpack
      duffle bag
      Read more: About Truce

      Vaude

      Founded in 1974 in Tettnang, Germany, Vaude offers functional, innovative, and sustainable products and services for mountain and biking sports activities. Enhancing quality of life with sustainable outdoor products and forward-thinking business practices – with this vision, the German family-owned company is committed to high ecological and social standards along its global supply chains, creating products, solutions, and services that are environmentally friendly and socially fair.
      Fabrics: bluesign®-approved, organic cotton, PFC-free, PVC-free, upcycled materials, organic hemp, traceable wool, recycled polyester, recycled nylon, recycled down, Tencel, recycled ocean plastics, recycled Polyamid from used tires.
      Practices:
      • Annual certified CSR- Report (to share transparently that sustainability is integrated holistically and strategically into the everyday work of all employees from design, development, production, supply and sales)
      • Transparent supply chain with local manufacturing and sourcing for Made in Germany products, mainly bike paneers
      • Member in Fair Wear Foundation with Leader Status for more than 5 consecutive years
      • Climate neutral headquarter since 2012 and worldwide climate neutral manufactured products since 2022 with a science based targets climate strategy
      • Vaude offers a product repair service for more than 30 years
      Plans/promises: Vaude continually and consistently measure its sustainability performance. Its goals are defined with specific target figures and timeframes and it has developed a strategic paper that the brand is eager to implement every day. Vaude's current activities and future sustainability plans can be accessed here.
      People and animals:
      • Run an athletics Vaude Pro Team that stands for enthusiasm and passion in mountain and cycling sports living nature-conscious, sustainable and full of positive energy
      • Engagement in refugees help and integrations
      • Child care center at HQ and part time jobs to enable work-life-balance
      • Vaude runs an educational training program for young professionals
      • Events programs with influencers, participate and take position in political, social and economical discussions and topics, fund local activities such as public transport or public swimming pool
      • It cooperates with like-minded partners such as the German Alpine Club, its eco-conscious athletes and the Albrecht von Dewitz Foundation
      • Local community engagement such as bus services and an organic canteen for employees
      Product list:
      approach shoes
      baby carriers
      backpack
      backpacking tent
      base layer
      bike pannier
      bikepacking bag
      bivy sack
      camping blanket
      camping pillow
      cycling jacket
      cycling pants
      cycling shirt
      cycling shorts
      dry bag
      duffle bag
      hiking footwear
      hiking pants
      hiking shirt
      hiking shoes
      hiking shorts
      hiking skirt
      hiking socks
      hiking underwear
      insulated jacket
      insulated vest
      leggings
      mid layer
      shorts
      ski jacket
      ski pants
      sleeping bag
      softshell jacket
      t-shirt
      underwear
      waterproof backpack
      waterproof jacket
      waterproof pants
      windproof jacket

      VOITED

      In 2018, VOITED set out to increase the scale of consciousness of what buying a useful product does for the consumer and for the environment. VOITED's mission is to create unique, eco-friendly products that are purposeful and inspire you to get out there. By combining its love for the outdoors with dedication to lessen the impact that manufacturing has on the environment, the brand create products that blend creativity, performance, quality and value for years to come. VOITED specializes in multifunctional and versatile products which are perfect for "before and after the sweat" such as camping blankets, sleeping bags, outdoor changewear, footwear and rainwear that are always transformable and usable in various environments.
      Fabrics: Upcycled materials, recycled polyester, recycled nylon, recycled ocean plastics, Fluorine free Bionic Finish®Eco.
      Practices:
      • VOITED upcycle millions of discarded plastic bottles every year, transforming them into synthetic insulation and polyester to create our best-selling sustainable outdoor blankets and other outdoor products
      • Use all-natural, biodegradable coatings to reduce our impact on the environment
      • Dedicated to making a positive impact on the planet by planting trees and offsetting CO2 emissions with each of your purchases
      • Through its partnership with Greenspark, the Eden Reforestation Programs, and the United Nations Global Climate Action, VOITED strive to create a sustainable and environmentally friendly future
      • Work with local, national and international NGOs that resonate with VOITED values year-round to not only protect the environment but also communities that need support
      • With collaborations and regular collections VOITED only produce what it is able to sell, keeping stocks limited in all regions to avoid over-production at all cost
      • Accessories line lives of upcycled fabrics from blanket production
      Plans/promises: With its partner REPREVE®, VOITED is always researching new fabrics and coating options to not only follow international sustainability guidelines but to pioneer recycled fabrics, fillings and finishes. The brand has worked very hard to achieve such sustainable and responsible practices. It's a project shared between the people who make the products and those responsible for VOITED. It is continually striving for zero waste and zero impact on the environment. Yet, brand sustainability is work in progress - in all processes it will continue to push for improvement.
      People and animals: With collaborations VOITED support worldwide NGOs such as APEX CETACEA in their research on cetaceans; JUST DIGGIT and their reforestation programs; REEF CHECK for the conservation of reefs and assessing the health of these marine ecosystems; RangerLab to tranform the world of wildlife conservation - just to name a few!
      Product list:
      camping blanket
      camping pillow
      camping quilt
      camping shelter
      change robes
      insulated jacket
      sleeping bag
      waterproof jacket
      wearable sleepingbag; outdoor/camping slippers; rainwear; changewear
      Read more: Sustainability

      Waterhaul

      Waterhaul is a social-enterprise based in Cornwall, UK. It exists to deliver its mission; to tackle ghost gear in oceans by transforming waste to valued resource.
      Fabrics: Recycled ocean plastic.
      Practices: Remove ghostgear (disguarded fishing nets) and marine plastic from the ocean, recycle it and redsign it into purposeful products
      Plans/promises: Expanding their net collections and model of eco-entrepreneurship to the West African coastline of Ghana, as partners of the Environmental Justice Foundation Net Free Seas project.
      People and animals: Have set up PlaNET Action; a one-of-a-kind educational outreach program to engage and inspire the next-generation to understand the marine environment.
      Product list:
      glasses
      knives
      litter picking equipment
      prescription sunglasses
      sunglasses
      Read more: About Waterhaul

      Wild Rye

      Founded in August 2016, Wild Rye brings beautiful and technical mountain apparel to all who identify as women, and aims to inspire confidence and get more women outside. Wild Rye apparel never compromises on fit, performance, and contemporary style and is committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive access point to the outdoors by building confidence and community and protecting the places in which we play. Wild Rye is also a shape inclusive brand that celebrates all women and is continually working to improve both brand and product experience for consumers.
      Fabrics: Organic cotton, PFC-free, traceable wool, recycled polyester, recycled nylon, Tencel.
      Practices:
      • B Corp Certified
      • 1% for the Planet member
      • Climate Neutral certified
      • Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) practices
      • Responsible supply chain practices
      • Fair labor practices
      • Recycled and recyclable packaging
      • Carbon offset option during checkout
      • Re-sell platform to reduce product in landfills
      • Recycled content and natural fibers in some products
      Plans/promises:
      • Finalizing and publicizing Restricted Substances List (RSL)
      • Continuing transparency efforts by increasing information about supply chain available on its website
      • Building a preferred materials sourcing strategy to ensure selecting materials that reduce negative impacts on human health and the environment
      People and animals:
      • Member of POW Bike Alliance
      • Supporter of Planned Parenthood
      • SheJumps partner
      • WorldRide partner
      Product list:
      base layer
      beanie hat
      camping pillow
      camping towel
      cycling pants
      cycling shirt
      cycling shorts
      gloves
      hat
      hiking shorts
      hiking socks
      leggings
      long johns
      mid layer
      shorts
      ski gloves
      socks
      t-shirt
      water bottle
      winter gloves
      Read more: Impact

      WNDR Alpine

      WNDR Alpine's primary goal is to bring performance driven bio-based materials to outdoor gear using biotechnology, science and innovative manufacturing techniques that reduce its impact on our planet. It is collectively inspired by the natural world and seeks to utilize novel natural chemistries found in nature to enhance outdoor experiences.
      Fabrics: Bluesign®-approved, PFC-free, recycled polyester, recycled nylon, Tencel, miDori® bioWick (100% petroleum free wicking finish derived from microalgae oil) and Spiral Plate (binding screw retention plate derived from WNDR Alpine's reclaimed ski and snowboard production waste).
      Practices:
      • Replacing petroleum-based materials with renewably sourced materials derived from microalgae that outperform conventional materials
      • Carbon neutral shipping
      • US manufacturing
      • Ethical practices
      • Repair service available
      Plans/promises:
      • Constantly engaging in research to innovate and explore new materials
      • Establish LCA's for all SKUs to leverage data to actively reduce carbon footprint and increase bio-based/recycled materials
      • Continuing to educate the backcountry community on backcountry safety, etiquette, and the possibilities of renewably sourced biomaterials
      People and animals:
      • WNDR Rendezvous: free backcountry safety and avalanche awareness clinics
      • WNDR Outpost: community event dedicated to backcountry recreation with its retail partners and its respective communities
      • WNDR Roost: 3-day event that harnesses the intelligence, know-how and expertise of its local guides and ambassadors, provides a space of learning, connection, fun and camaraderie in the Wasatch Range
      Product list:
      base layer
      beanie hat
      hat
      hiking pants
      mid layer
      skis
      snowboard
      t-shirt
      trekking poles
      Read more: Responsibility

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