FirstLight Snowboards

Image: FirstLight

This small Australian outfit started with making surfboards and is now branching out into snow gear. I like their focus on back country and attempts to use lower impact materials in both their summer and winter gear. They also will re work existing boards to suit owners needs – a good example of the old ‘reduce, re-use, recycle’ ethos.

Their boards are made here and so travel footprint is low and being a ‘backyard’ operation, the people involved can manage their work place situation.

For a full profile, check here.

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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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