Polartec announced today that it has eliminated PFAS—some of the most harmful chemicals used in gear production—across its line of products
When ethnically and racially diverse leaders thought to write outdoor equity into the law, Senator Heinrich didn’t hesitate to get behind them
Behind drag queen activist Pattie Gonia, there are three three strong, compassionate women doing the day-to-day work
Alterra Mountain Co., Boyne Resorts, POWDR, and Vail Resorts this week announced the Climate Collaborative Charter, a unified effort to promote ski-resort sustainability
Plastic Impact Alliance member spotlight: NEMO will eliminate 100,000 polybags in two years—a roadmap for the rest of the industry
Michel Gelobter, founder of Cooler, is one of the country's leading experts on carbon neutrality. In this podcast we learn why planting trees is not enough, how carbon removal trumps offsetting, and how brands can do better by doing good
The Seattle brand has created a technical layering system with inclusive sizing thanks to a group of outdoor athletes who struggled to find outdoor clothing that fit
Canadian outdoor apparel and equipment brand Arc'teryx has launched ReBird, which connects customers to used gear, upcycled products, and care and repair services
Chad Brown has experienced racism in the outdoors countless times, but after being shot at while fishing in Oregon, he decided he had had enough. That's when he founded Love Is King, a nonprofit on a mission to make the outdoors safer for everyone.
New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez declared her love of backpacking on Instagram this week—and shouted out some well-known advocacy groups working to make the outdoors more inclusive
Gregory VP John Sears says the first-of-its-kind pack line—intended to spark a movement of gear inclusivity—is here to stay
Mountaineer Andrew Alexander King discusses how he challenges outdoor brands to do better when it comes to athlete ambassadorships
The founder of the Swedish tent brand Hilleberg spoke with Outside Business Journal about the company’s longevity, family culture, and decades-long loyalty to a single product category
When Breanne Acio and her wife fell in love with the camper van life, they immediately ran into barriers: loneliness and a lack of practical resources
Faced with a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, New York resident Dan Schoenthal decided to complete a lifelong goal and hike the Appalachian Trail
A few inconvenient truths about the current state of the climate crisis
Backcountry's inaugural class of Breaking Trail athletes is focused on increasing diversity in the outdoors
The North American CEO of the Italian footwear brand discusses how his company is taking its sustainability efforts to the next level
The former global GM of The North Face’s Mountain Sports division has partnered with Stanford scientists on a fabric technology that’s designed to revolutionize outdoor apparel and more
Marinel de Jesus of Brown Gal Trekker discusses how the outdoor industry has an obligation to take a stance against Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) hate
A limited budget doesn’t have to get in the way of successfully marketing your outdoor business
Our parent company has laid out its DEI goals for the year in a detailed annual report
The president of Oboz discusses the growing demand for outdoor footwear, the company’s imminent DTC channel, and what else is on tap for the Bozeman-based brand
Stephanie Maez, the managing director of Outdoor Foundation, shares her incredible, personal story about the healing power of nature and how it led her to her mission-driven work getting kids outside.
Stephanie Maez, managing director of Outdoor Foundation knows first-hand how nature heals. After her teenage son was wrongfully accused of murder and sent to jail, she sought comfort and healing in the outdoors.
A few months into Seung’s tenure as the brand’s North America GM, the pandemic hit and plans changed. But she didn’t let that hurdle—or myriad others—derail her ambitious goals.
The Senate voted 50-41 to elect Haaland, who will become the first Native American installed as a Cabinet secretary
From fabrics and materials to packaging, Plastic Impact Alliance member Big Agnes continues to push itself on the sustainability front
On this episode of Her Voice, host Denisha Jenkins talks to author, speaker, and adventurer Kara Richardson Whitely about being plus size in the outdoors
Hard truth: The industry is behind the curve on racial justice. Here's why black squares and wishy-washy statements aren't enough—and what real progress looks like.
How climate emissions programs from OIA and SIA might dilute—or amplify— each other’s goals
As you read this, your life savings is funding things that probably repulse you. You’re paying to raze the Amazon, lay pipe across Arctic tundra, and manufacture the cigarette butts that line the bellies of fish. You didn’t make those decisions. But your bank did.
Thirty-two percent of our survey respondents have nixed plastic polybags
This week, we caught up with Cameron Walker, general manager of Icebreaker North America, to learn more about the VF-owned brand’s environmental campaign to completely remove synthetics from its collection
George Basch's Himalayan Stove Project is shutting down. Over the last decade, the initiative delivered thousands of safe and environmentally friendly cooking stoves to families in Nepal.
A history-making gear shop is in dire trouble. Let's rally together to save it.
Meet the founder of Black Folks Camp Too, a marketing and consulting firm dedicated to introducing more Black people to the joys of camping and engaging outdoor brands to welcome them
This Baltimore, Maryland-based business offers mittens for runners who don’t take winters off
Combatting racism and practicing allyship in the outdoor industry requires tangible action. Here's how to get started.
Maro LaBlance, founder of the California-based content agency Campfire Collective, has put a new spin on pandemic video content
This specialized job board, launched last June, makes it easier for businesses in the industry to find and hire diverse talent
A friend, colleague, and industry role model needs our help
Robin Thurston outlines Pocket Outdoor Media's goals and commitments regarding inclusion and sustainability
Four lessons everyone in the office can benefit from
The choice signals a major step forward for Native American representation in government
REI has updated its Product Impact Standards, setting new climate and inclusion expectations for its 1,000+ vendors
The company's new "Buy Less, Demand More" campaign prompts customers to consider secondhand alternatives to new gear
The reusable packaging service RePack helps companies reduce their carbon footprint while building brand affinity