Category Archives: clothing

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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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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Patagonia: ‘selling better, not more’

Outdoor clothing and gear company Patagonia has always got a good rap on this website. They are slowly building their presence in Australia, with five stores operating at present. They have also increased their social and cultural involvement (for instance … Continue reading

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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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Patagonia Denim Redefines the Blue Jean

This story from Moja Gear highlights the moves by Patagonia to produce a more sustainable – and more ethical – denim jean. Cleaner, Safer, and Fair Trade, Too: Patagonia Denim Redefines the Blue Jean We all own at least one … Continue reading

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Waterproof, Breathable, and Toxin-Free

Patagonia is upping its own environmental ante, with a $1 million investment in Beyond Surface Technologies, a Swiss company that’s pushing petrochemicals out of the gear closet. In this article by Mary Catherine O’Connor from the Outside website, it is … Continue reading

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Change starts with a (Fair Trade) T-shirt

I haven’t as yet got around to doing a profile on Prana. Given that their clothing is becoming more available in Australia, it’s probably time to do a write up. But until then, check this short piece about one person’s … Continue reading

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