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The GoLite ReGreen Windshell is a pretty cool piece of gear. It’s made of recycled green plastic bottles, which are usually undesirable for recycling. This is becasue green bottles can’t be re-dyed. GoLite decided to use this to their advantage and use the colour of the bottles. The ReGreen Windshell owes its colour to the
Renting products and services is nothing new. What is new is that platforms providing us the service of using something without owning it pop-up left and right. As more and more products and services become available for us to rent, the question is would you also rent outdoor gear? Let us know in the comments!
Recently I came across a sign in the Decathlon which said “100% environmentally friendly”. It showed a T-shirt for only € 8,99! I figured such a bold statement for such a low price deserves some more investigation. First of all; 100% environmentally friendly T-shirts do not exist. Any form of manufacturing has a negative impact
When looking for gear you may have noticed the Bluesign label on some tags. But what does this blue label mean and why does it make gear green? The Bluesign system in a nutshell The Bluesign system is a certification system that involves the entire supply chain. Instead of just testing a finished product they
Rank a Brand has updated its ‘Sport & outdoor clothing’ category for 2019. Overall, the outdoor brands often report on their use of environmentally preferred raw materials and chemicals. As well as the labour conditions. However, Rank a Brand does mention that companies could improve reporting on their climate footprint. We have previously mentioned Vaude
Following my post on Synthetic Microfibers I have been testing the Guppyfriend. The Guppyfriend is a washing bag which protects the textile and reduces the breaking of fibres by 86%. This means less shedding as well as extending the garment’s lifespan. Additionally, the bag retains 90% of the fibers released during washing. First impressions of
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