Category Archives: surfing

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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Eco Challenge Gold Coast 2015

From the organisers: We are proud to announce that the Eco Challenge Gold Coast 2015 event is locked in for March 15, 2015 at Tugun Surf Life Saving Club 29 O’Connor St, Tugun QLD 4224 The event will again be part of the Bleach Festival … Continue reading

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It’s all about transparency! Where Great Design and Business Ethics Collide

The following comes from James Williams, the founder of Keebunga. A new product, just launched on the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform is leading the way in transparent business practices. The Keebunga hard shell key case, is beautiful to look at, tactile … Continue reading

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Patagonia Surfing Wet Suits Go Green

This video from the NY Times gives a good overview in about 4 minutes of Patagonia’s efforts to shift from using non-sustainable materials in their wetsuits. Most wetsuits are currently made from neoprene (which is fossil fuel derived and non … Continue reading

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Patagonia wins ‘Environmental Product of the Year’ award

The following comes directly from Patagonia. When we started making wetsuits in 2006, our aim was simple: Build the best possible suits in the least damaging way. The most environmentally harmful aspect of a wetsuit is neoprene, a synthetic, petroleum-derived … Continue reading

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Patagonia announces Plant-Based Wetsuits

This is an update on the story posted below. It seems that the wetsuits will be available by late next year. In mid-November, Patagonia announced that after a four-year search for a material that would reduce the environmental impact of … Continue reading

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