Products by category

[Feb 2]

This will be slowly developed, as time allows.

This is not intended to be a thorough analysis of all available products – I will seek to highlight good developments or more sustainable options for specific lines of outdoor gear as I become aware of them, and identify places in Australia to source these items, where I can. Where people express differing opinions to mine, I will post their comments in that section.

Obviously, always remember to do your own research. I cannot vouch for every claim made by designers or producers of goods. There is absolutely no financial connection between myself and anything advertised or mentioned here. I would assume that anyone posting items would declare if they have a vested interest in any product they are writing about.

Categories

See below for the current categories.

PROFILES

For each company profile I try to find details on the following points of interest (sometimes this is impossible). I cross reference with an external source where I can, but often have to rely on information provided directly by the company.

About the company
My summary
category (how good they are overall in terms of applying sustainability and ethical criteria)
Sustainability criteria:

  • reporting framework: how does the company benchmark what it does/ reports? Does it use one of the international accredited systems
  • information on resources used – recycled materials, use of renewable materials, etc
  • energy consumption & carbon dioxide emissions
  • distance travelled
  • waste generated
  • water consumption
  • working conditions
  • other environmental claims or benefits
  • details on who stocks the item/ where to find it/ where to get further information

 

near Pool of Memories, TAS

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