Faction skis

Faction are a smallish operation, based in Verbier, Switzerland.

“When we founded Faction, our manifesto was (and continues to be) to build the best high performance skis we can, without compromise. Our focus is on providing versatile, progressive products that answer the needs of freestyle and freeride skiers – designed by riders, for riders.”

Heading out to The Fainters, Bogong High Plains, VIC

From what’s available on line, its hard not to be impressed by this company:
“What you do comes back to you! The Echo Initiative is a promise that we at The Faction Collective have made to each other, and to you. Our commitment to the environment, and to reducing the impact we have on the environment over the entire life cycle of our products and recycling of old skis from manufacture, to shipping, to office supplies and power, to the final stages of a ski’s life”.

With a commitment to using lower impact and natural materials wherever possible, attention to the carbon footprint of the product, and the introduction of a ski recycle scheme (currently just in Europe) it seems that Faction is seriously attempting to walk the talk on sustainability. I couldn’t find information on exactly where the skis are made or working conditions at their facilities.

Full profile here.


About Cam Walker

I work with Friends of the Earth, and live in Castlemaine in Central Victoria, Australia. Activist, dad to Tali & Mia, mountain enthusiast, climber & would be telemark skier.
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