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 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
The Oregon-based brand is asking outdoor footwear companies to take a “detox journey" and showing them how to do so
From fabrics and materials to packaging, Plastic Impact Alliance member Big Agnes continues to push itself on the sustainability front
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
HydraPak’s RECON is the world’s first bottle made from 50 percent post-consumer recycled plastic
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
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.
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 North Face is betting big on its new FutureLight waterproof/breathable technology
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
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
This uber-sustainable, pet-friendly, and musically-inclined retail shop is perennially on the leading edge of specialty outdoor retail