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Patagonia introduces ‘traceable down’.

In Melbourne, the minute the temperature drops below about 15 degrees, it seems like half the town’s population pulls out their Katmandu puffy jacket. Down jackets seem to have made a come back in recent years. As a backcountry skier … Continue reading

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Cotopaxi – ‘an outdoor gear company with a social mission’

An interesting piece about a new outdoor gear company based in Utah. The story below comes from Outside Magazine, written by Joe Jackson. They only sell on-line so you can check their site for details on ordering. Q: What Gear … Continue reading

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‘Worn Wear’. Don’t buy new stuff – love the stuff you already have

This 27 minute film comes from Patagonia. Worn Wear is an exploration of quality – in the things we own and the lives we live. This short film takes you to an off-the-grid surf camp in Baja, Mexico; a family’s maple … Continue reading

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giving old gear a new life

For further information, check the Patagonia facebook page.  

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New sustainability Index to guide developments in the outdoor gear industry

The ‘Higg Index’ was launched recently. Several years in the making, the index seeks to provide a way for individual companies to get a clear view of where to make improvements in their supply chains to reduce the environmental (and … Continue reading

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Swiss-based Mammut Sports Group makes high quality clothing, footwear, climbing gear, backpacks, headlamps and sleeping gear. While they have been seeking to become more sustainable in their operations in recent years, it is probably the realm of working conditions in … Continue reading

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Outdoor gear from abandoned tents – WiTHiNTENT

This UK-based initiative is great, they make recycled gear from some of the useable junk left behind from the massive summer festivals held over there: “On the back of the 2009 festival season I became aware of the environmental issue … Continue reading

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