Category Archives: Australian made

Mountain Designs heritage range

I certainly wouldn’t consider Mountain Designs to be a leader in the outdoor industry when it comes to sustainability. But this range of t-shirts which have been produced to mark the companies 40th anniversary look good. They are billed as … Continue reading

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Flow State surfboards

This is another small Australian operation, making beautiful outdoor gear – in this case surfboards – with great attention to minimum impact production. Mathew Farrell is based in Tasmania, and makes hollow wood boards, hand crafted from recycled timber. As … Continue reading

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Catalyst snowboards

While this site seeks to promote companies that are using the most sustainable production standards and applying ethical working conditions, we are also keen to highlight gear that is still made in Australia. Catalyst snowboards is based at Smeaton in … Continue reading

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Surfing Green

Surfing Green is a ‘one stop shop’ for sustainablly produced surfing gear. According to their website: “Surfing Green is all about sustainable surf products, boards and accessories. It’s about awesome designs, innovative thinkers and products that are not only functional … Continue reading

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FirstLight Snowboards

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 … Continue reading

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winter gear options

I have been finding it hard to get much up on this site of late, with work, other projects and winter getting in the way. Hopefully this will start to change in coming months. In the meantime, I thought the … Continue reading

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Ensuring ‘Australian made’ is Australian made

I thought it was worth featuring this recent comment about Australian made gear. From Brett: “I would love to see just how “Australian Made” their products are? The terms “Australian Made” and “Australian Owned” do not reveal the actual level … Continue reading

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