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How Does Sustainability Factor Into the World of Products?


September 20, 2019 Culture By

September 20 is a day of climate protest all across the world for the Global Climate Strike. Some brands (Patagonia, et. al) don’t just talk about sustainability but make it organizing principal for their business.

With that in mind, here is some of the reporting we’ve done around sustainability in the world of products.


Why You Shouldn’t Buy New Outdoor Gear
Why You Shouldn’t Buy New Outdoor Gear

Americans are quantifiably obsessed with outdoor gear. That's not necessarily a good thing.

What Sustainability Looks Like in 2019 According to 8 Brands
What Sustainability Looks Like in 2019 According to 8 Brands

The entire Outdoor Retailer show is about products, but now brands are seeking out ways to limit their environmental footprint in the future.

Here’s How Some of Your Favorite Outdoor Brands Are Joining the Global Climate Strike
Here’s How Some of Your Favorite Outdoor Brands Are Joining the Global Climate Strike

Going dark for a worthy cause.

Patagonia Is Making an Important Change to Some of Its Most Popular Products
Patagonia Is Making an Important Change to Some of Its Most Popular Products

Patagonia often leads the industry in innovation, and in 2019 it will do so by overhauling its alpine shells and Black Hole bags.

Your Flashy New Gear Might Be Made of Crusty Old Fishing Nets
Your Flashy New Gear Might Be Made of Crusty Old Fishing Nets

Bureo has been working since 2013 to turn discarded fishing nets into everything from skateboards to Jenga towers.

The Complete Electric Car Buying Guide: Every Model, Explained
The Complete Electric Car Buying Guide: Every Model, Explained

Interested in buying an electric car? Check out our round-up of all of the new EVs on sale in the United States today.

Can Better Denim Change the World? Levi’s Is Betting on It
Can Better Denim Change the World? Levi’s Is Betting on It

Paul Dillinger has given himself the impossible task of transforming the global apparel business into a cleaner, more ethical, more sustainable industry.

The World of Overlanding Is on the Verge of a Seismic Shift
The World of Overlanding Is on the Verge of a Seismic Shift

The Rivian R1T made an appearance at Overland West this past week, marking the first time an all-electric vehicle attended the event.

What the Hell Is a Wool Surfboard?
What the Hell Is a Wool Surfboard?

Firewire Surfboards replaced one key ingredient of surfboard construction with stuff from sheep.

Developing the All-Electric Porsche Taycan Wasn’t Easy
Developing the All-Electric Porsche Taycan Wasn’t Easy

We sat down with Porsche chassis engineer Ingo Albers at the launch of the all-new Taycan to learn just how hard it was to create the sport car brand's first electric vehicle.

These New Levi’s Shirts Are Game Changing
These New Levi’s Shirts Are Game Changing

The fabric, thread, buttons and labels are made completely of cotton.

How to Defeat the Big, Dirty Greenwashing Lie
How to Defeat the Big, Dirty Greenwashing Lie

And a short guide to the brands that are trying hardest to avoid it.

This Explorer Wants to Change the Way You Think About Nature
This Explorer Wants to Change the Way You Think About Nature

The man behind the Lost Explorer shares his perspectives on consumerism and nature.

Some of the Best Electric Motorcycles On Sale This Summer
Some of the Best Electric Motorcycles On Sale This Summer

Electric motorcycles used to be a novelty, but they've become a serious option for riders. These are our favorites available this summer.

Is This All-Electric Vintage Land Cruiser Brilliant, Or Bizarre?
Is This All-Electric Vintage Land Cruiser Brilliant, Or Bizarre?

Vintage off-roaders are woefully fuel-inefficient. Electric "crate engines" may fix that.

These Understated Sneakers Are Quietly Revolutionary
These Understated Sneakers Are Quietly Revolutionary

Made from entirely plant-based components.

2020 Will Be the Electric Car Tipping Point
2020 Will Be the Electric Car Tipping Point

Tesla received about 400,000 Model 3 reservations, a number higher than Mercedes’ total U.S. sales in a year.

What You Need to Know About E-Biking in National Parks
What You Need to Know About E-Biking in National Parks

The NPS just announced its official policy on the matter — here are the highlights.

Outerknown’s New Sustainable Jeans Are the Best on the Market
Outerknown’s New Sustainable Jeans Are the Best on the Market

Made from organic cotton and guaranteed for life.

Are Algae Products The Next Big Thing in Sustainability?
Are Algae Products The Next Big Thing in Sustainability?

The quest for sustainability continues.

Is Nissan About to Reveal the Electric Car Everyone Really Wants?
Is Nissan About to Reveal the Electric Car Everyone Really Wants?

300-mile range, a practical size, and 0-60 mph in less than five seconds.

Is Spider Silk the Performance Fabric of the Future?
Is Spider Silk the Performance Fabric of the Future?

Bolt Threads is the biotech company behind Microsilk, a synthetic spider silk that's engineered from water, yeast and spider DNA.

Everlane’s New Sneakers Are Less than $100
Everlane’s New Sneakers Are Less than $100

A unisex shoe available in seven colors.

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