Tag Archives: natural materials

Flow State surfboards

This is another small Australian operation, making beautiful outdoor gear – in this case surfboards – with great attention to minimum impact production. Mathew Farrell is based in Tasmania, and makes hollow wood boards, hand crafted from recycled timber. As … Continue reading

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Treehugger day pack

This recent addition to the North Face range has a strong emphasis on sustainable and recycled materials. A most unusual feature is that the main body fabric is from a worsted merino wool in a gridded ripstop pattern rather than … Continue reading

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FirstLight Snowboards

This small Australian outfit started with making surfboards and is now branching out into snow gear. I like their focus on back country and attempts to use lower impact materials in both their summer and winter gear. They also will … Continue reading

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Liberty Skis

Liberty Skis is an independent, Colorado ski manufacturer that has made a commitment to use renewable energy and materials. They make all-terrain skis with a laminated bamboo core. The operation also runs on 100% wind power. This is another smaller … Continue reading

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Faction skis

Faction are a smallish operation, based in Verbier, Switzerland. “When we founded Faction, our manifesto was (and continues to be) to build the best high performance skis we can, without compromise. Our focus is on providing versatile, progressive products that … Continue reading

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Mammut organic cotton clothing

Mammut, who are distributed in Australia via Mountain Designs have a range of organic cotton t shirts, sleeping bag liners, hoodies and other items of clothing. The shirts use an organic cotton which is called bioRe®. Generally the company comes … Continue reading

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GNU and Lib-Tech snow boards

These are made by Mervin, who are based in Washington state. From their website: “Mervin has been building snowboards every day for over 25 years. From the beginning, we’ve been a very environmentally aware snowboard factory. Founders, Mike Olson and … Continue reading

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