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The fishing apparel and footwear company is transitioning to a durable bag that can be home-composted

We checked in with a handful of core footwear makers to find out what material and design innovations they’ve got in store for this year and beyond

A few easy ideas for getting involved this year

A few inconvenient truths about the current state of the climate crisis

The North American CEO of the Italian footwear brand discusses how his company is taking its sustainability efforts to the next level

Turning plastic water bottles into fiber is one thing. But what happens when that fiber wears out?

After making steps to use more recycled materials in its manufacturing and lower company-wide carbon emissions, Rab is getting ready to roll out its first sustainability report

The Oregon-based brand is asking outdoor footwear companies to take a “detox journey" and showing them how to do so

To become more sustainable, the outdoor industry should make less gear. But can brands battle their own bloat?

From fabrics and materials to packaging, Big Agnes continues to push itself on the sustainability front

A handful of smaller snowsports brands lead the industry in greener production practices. Can everyone else catch up?

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.

Peter Arlein, founder and owner of Colorado-based mountainFLOW eco-wax, got his big shot on ABC’s “Shark Tank” on Friday night

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

Robin Thurston outlines Pocket Outdoor Media's goals and commitments regarding inclusion and sustainability

REI has updated its Product Impact Standards, setting new climate and inclusion expectations for its 1,000+ vendors

The reusable packaging service RePack helps companies reduce their carbon footprint while building brand affinity

If you’re serious about eliminating single-use packaging from your company and the outdoor industry, these five companies can help

If you’re serious about sustainability, nothing is more eco-friendly than products that don’t need replacing

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HydraPak’s RECON is the world’s first bottle made from 50 percent post-consumer recycled plastic

Google and the World Wildlife Fund Sweden are collaborating on a new platform to bring environmental transparency to fashion industry supply chains

Nate Porter, co-owner of Salida Mountain Sports in Colorado, discusses how we can use the pandemic to create a more sustainable, functional industry

In honor of Earth Day, the brand has released a new collection of products that prove circular design can be truly beautiful

Tapping the creative power of its entire team, the apparel company worked outside of the box to rethink packaging

Here are some of the cool things PIA members are doing to make the world a better (read: less plasticky) place

Our oceans are filling up with plastic and everyone is scrambling to build more sustainable businesses. So why do we still rely so heavily on polybags for distributing our products? Let’s unpack the history, the challenges, and the possible solutions to eradicating them. Or at least recycling them.

The company discovered a way to cure insulation without thermal ovens, the widely-used method

Inspired by the Plastic Impact Alliance, Patagonia took a hard internal look at its own trade show footprint to discover ways to improve its zero-waste efforts. Here's a recap of what they found, and what we can all learn from it.

So simple. Such a no-brainer. So important.

Mountain Hardwear takes a risk in removing toxic flame retardants from its tents. Will the rest of the industry follow?

Osprey shakes up hardgoods with a new sustainability battle plan

Our industry makes real bottles. So let’s use them and reduce single-use containers at Outdoor Retailer. Join us in making The Plastic Impact Promise and commit to bringing your own personal drinking vessel to the next show

The industry’s largest specialty retailer is also its most powerful. Does that make it a visionary leader? Necessary evil? Cutthroat competitor? Or something else entirely?

The North Face is betting big on its new FutureLight waterproof/breathable technology

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When a Brit named Nick cooked up an environmentally-friendly wax for his boots, he had no idea he was building a company that would help legions of hikers stay dry and become a leader in sustainability

A few specialty outdoor retailers share why they decided to make selling hand-me-downs and offering rentals part of their store

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What if your rain jacket could retain its DWR infinitely without the use of PFCs, chemicals, or water? Could this be the panacea the outdoor industry has been looking for?

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Camp stoves were just the beginning for this tech company, which wants to improve off-grid lifestyles around the globe

Collaboration is key as brands and organizations think outside the box for more creative and sustainable packaging options for its products

Nate Porter, owner of Colorado’s Salida Mountain Sports, makes a plea with vendors to think about the way they ship product and create their marketing materials

Find out how your state stacks up

This uber-sustainable, pet-friendly, and musically-inclined retail shop is perennially on the leading edge of specialty outdoor retail