Author Archives: Cam Walker

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.

Kathmandu accredited through the Fair Labor Association

Kathmandu is one of the best known outdoor brands here in Australia. In terms of stores and volume of sales it is the largest of the Australian/ NZ companies and so recent developments in how it runs its supply chain … Continue reading

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Tscudo – sunshield clothing

Tscudo is a new outdoor brand based in NSW. They focus on providing sunsmart clothing. Their products are made in Australia and the founder is seeking to build a brand based on sustainable practises. It will be formally launched soon.

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REI Announces New Sustainability Standards

Bit by bit, more and more outdoor manufacturers and retailers are adopting sustainability criteria for their products. While some companies have been leading for years, even the laggards are now starting to get with the program. But a recent announcement … Continue reading

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Making a more sustainable wetsuit

An update from Patagonia about their attempts to make a more sustainable wetsuit: “Surfers have been relying on neoprene for more than 60 years, but it’s a nonrenewable material with an energy-intensive manufacturing process. In 2008, we started experimenting with … Continue reading

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Recycled down

This is an interesting development from Patagonia – recycled down being used in garments. This is part of their re-collection, which also includes products made from recycled wool and polyester. Patagonia says: “The cornerstone of the collection, Patagonia Recycled Down … Continue reading

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Environmentally Friendly Ski and Snowboard Waxes

Finding the most sustainable version of any particular product sometimes takes a lot of asking and digging around. And while we are all aware of the environmental impacts of our gear (and there are many well known brands that are … Continue reading

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Three sustainability initiatives

If you follow this blog you will know it’s been very quiet of late. I’ve been busy with lots of campaigns plus Mountain Journal and finding it hard to keep up with developments in the outdoor industry. The following update … Continue reading

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