Category Archives: sustainable design

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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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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Soul Poles

This info comes directly from the company. No snow. No ski. That’s the simple fact of global warming and the grim predictions of disappearing alpine snow. And it inspired Soul’s singular focus: Innovate the greenest equipment in the snow sports … Continue reading

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Patagonia’s ‘responsible economy’ campaign

The following interview and article comes from Joel  Makower of GreenBiz and addresses the Patagonia ‘Responsible Economy campaign’. The clothing and gear company Patagonia continues to challenge us to rethink our relationship with stuff. Two years ago, the company launched … 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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Patagonia Introduces Alternative Plant Based Biorubber

Please note, this information has been taken directly from Patagonia. Patagonia and Yulex have introduced the first alternative to the traditional neoprene wetsuit. The companies have come together to launch a plant-based wetsuit that is 30% stretchier, dries instantly, and … Continue reading

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