Category Archives: general use product

Patagonia Will Be the First Fair Trade-Certified International Clothing Brand

The following comes from the website complex.com, written by Matt Welty | Oct 25, 2013 Patagonia is known for making clothing that looks great but also performs to the highest standards in outdoors activities. The California brand is also about … Continue reading

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‘Eco Index’ to assess outdoor gear and apparel

This was written by Bobbi Maiers and is taken from Trailspace. Check the full article for extra images and links. How Green is My Pack? Eco Index to assess outdoor gear and apparel Survey your outdoor gear stash: your favorite … Continue reading

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listing of Australian/ NZ made gear

This is a first attempt to list the companies that still produce outdoor equipment either in Australia or New Zealand/ Aotearoa. It is mostly focused on backpack sports rather than bikes, boarding or surfing. I assume there are lots of … Continue reading

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new profile: One Planet

From the company: “We believe that well made, robust, long lasting products equate to less consumption of raw materials, production energy and transport fuels. Quality cost less in the long run, not just for the purchaser, but also for the … Continue reading

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a lower impact sleeping mat

Pacific Outdoor Equipment has a range of ‘low impact’ sleeping mats. This information from the company: Peak Oyl series High performance with some added value, with Palm Oyl foam and recycled PET fabric, the Peak Oyl series continues our design … Continue reading

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