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Clothing is a British boutique brand identified by unique prints and natural fabrics. Adini insists that the factory uses fabrics sourced locally to help boost the economy there (both fashion & non fashion based), and ease poverty, as well as reduce fuel costs and CO2 emissions from transport. Their main factories are members of the AEPC, which is the senior regulator of fashion exporters in India, and plays an important role in ensuring our ethical standards are constantly maintained. They are also SEDEX Certified. SEDEX, the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange, is a not for profit membership organisation dedicated to driving improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains. More info on the Adini website
develops shoes for trekking and mountaneering, hiking boots and more footwear for outdoor. Its strategy of producing all its products in Europe, with its headquarters in Nervesa (Italy) continues to be model of success. Customers appreciate the combination of family tradition, innovation, quality and fit of ASOLO footwear. More information on ASOLO's website
has over 50 years' experience creating outdoor gear that is built to last and loved across the world. Berghaus is a full member of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), a leading worldwide alliance of companies, trade unions and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that promotes workers’ rights everywhere. They research, develop and invest in new eco-friendly materials. Their award-winning dyeing technology, Coloukind, is a woven fabric that is kinder to the environment as it goes through fewer dyeing stages, compared with regular fabrics. Resulting in 89% water savings, 63% less chemicals used, and 60% reduced CO2 emissions. Full information on the Berghaus website
Outdoor Ltd is the global market leader in the manufacture of technical socks for: Walking/ Hiking, Mountaineering, Running, Skiing, and Everyday. Their vision is to design and manufacture the most comfortable socks on the market; using the latest machinery, the most progressive designs and the most advanced yarn technology. Their unique Fusion Technology combines natural fibres with technical fibres ensuring Bridgedale socks are the most comfortable you will ever wear! More info on the Bridgedale website
Original BUFF® multi functional headwear keeps you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Made from seamless 100% microfiber, the breathable fabric wicks away moisture and dries quickly too.
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Producing resilient outdoor clothing for 50 years. Craghoppers
welcomes the responsible use of natural resources and insists on finding ways to reduce or eliminate the use of finite resources, recycling where possible. They introduced their recycled fleece in Autumn/Winter 15, when a big part of the fleece range were manufactured including recycled plastic bottles which lessens the impact on the planet, whilst maintaining its soft and comfort feel. Ethical Trading has always been a cornerstone within their businesses and they are full members of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), working towards improving working conditions for workers in their partner factories in the Far East (Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, China and India among others). More detailed inforamtion on Craghoppers' website
has a fantastic range of high quality backpacks, rucksacks, sleeping bags and outdoor equipment. With the help of the bluesign® standard, the world’s strictest standard, they are able to examine and optimise their production process with the aim to reduce the negative environmental impact of the company’s activities. With the ‘dirt bag’ project plus their commitment to the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) they are promoting concrete projects for environmental protection. More information on Deuter's website
walking boots, walking shoes and safety boots are created, developed and manufactured in Italy. Grisport maintains the strictest standards of eco-sustainability when selecting raw materials. In addition, the photovaltaic system on their factory roof supplies 70% of the power required for production (about 850,000 kW/h per year). Their Charter of Human Responsibilities, or Code of Ethics, helps to ensure that the company is commited to respecting the rights, work and dignity of the 2000 people involved on all levels and in all areas of manufacturing their products. Grisport had implemented an effective traceability system that enables them to trace back every step in their production process so they always know which materials were used and where they came from. Detailed information on Grisport's website
Hoggs of Fife
is an established Scottish clothing brand known for its practical and durable country clothing. Clothing from Hoggs of Fife oozes character all of its own due to its pedigree of quality and history of producing products which truly do the job they are designed to do, every time no matter what the weather!
is known for its lightweight, breathable and odour-resistant merino sportswear and performance clothing, for: hiking, snow sports, adventure, training, lifestyle. Naturally biodegradable. Odour resistance. Icebreaker pioneered the ethical and sustainable production of natural performance clothing as an alternative to petrochemical synthetics. The companies founding purpose defines not just what they make, but how they make it. It guides every design and development choice they make and it guides their manufacturing and distribution decisions. More information on the Icebreaker website
and in the Icebreaker Transparency report 2017
apparel is perfect for trekking, hiking, mountain sports, backpacking and winter sports. They have been a bluesign® system partner since October 2011. bluesign® eradicates environmentally unfriendly and health-damaging substances from the manufacturing process, right from the start. All stages of the process are fully monitored by an independent auditor in order to guarantee environmentally friendly and safe production, as well as compliance with the strictest consumer protection requirements. More info on Jack Wolfskin's website
is the British specialists in adventure outdoor equipment and sports equipment suitable for novice explorers to professional mountaineers. With gear and clothing for walking, camping, running, mountaineering and expeditions.
is an award winning outdoor clothing manufacturer with clothing originally designed for use by the emergency services - Waterproof, windproof, weatherproof, warm.
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Footwear for all adventures: Shoes, boots, sandals. Each year, KEEN and its significant suppliers complete the Higg Index. Managed by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, the Higg Index is a tool used by companies all over the world – including KEEN – to elevate sustainability in manufacturing by measuring impacts and monitoring progress in reducing environmental impacts. The Higg requires that they examine all aspects of their company’s operations from materials selection, to shipping, to end of use, and solicit input from employees across the company, including product engineers, operations mangers, and product developers. More information on the Keen Footwear website
: Outdoor Survival, travel and camping gear like first aid kits, insect repellents, mosquito nets, water purification and sun protection. Lifesystems is part of a 50-person team of product developers and authentic travel experts, supplying expedition gear to specialist retailers in more than 40 countries worldwide. As a team that experiences the urge to throw ourselves headlong into adventure on a frequent basis ourselves, they know how to make kit that’s right for the job. Lifeventure products are British-designed and developed using cutting edge materials and techniques. Every design has been deeply considered to help you get the best of life’s adventures, no matter how big or small.
is part of a 50-person team of product developers and authentic travel experts, supplying expedition gear to specialist retailers in more than 40 countries worldwide. As a team that experiences the urge to throw ourselves headlong into adventure on a frequent basis themselves, they know how to make kit that’s right for the job. Lifeventure products are British-designed and developed using cutting edge materials and techniques. Every design has been deeply considered to help you get the best of life’s adventures, no matter how big or small.
Lily & Me
clothing is designed in the UK and all their prints are unique. They work with their own factory in Kathmandu, Nepal where the majority of their garments are manufactured. Their co-founders, Hari and Amelia have full control over working conditions and employment practice. The factory employs 240 staff and they earn well over an average well paid salary in Nepal. Staff facilities provided meet government regulations and exceed them in most areas. Staff have yearly paid holiday leave and health assistance where needed. They also support the children of selected long-term employed staff by supporting their education. More information on the Lily & Me website
Founded over 15 years ago, British brand LittleLife
have developed a product range with first-hand experience of what really works for young families who lead an active lifestyle and want to travel: kids outdoor and safety accessories including kids backpacks, toddler backpacks, child carriers, kids suitcases and harnesses.
have been carefully monitoring the emerging environmental concerns about PFCs and working hard on this issue behind the scenes. PFCs (Perfluorocarbons) are compounds that are widely used in many different industries, including the manufacture of durable water repellent finishes (DWRs) commonly used on backpack fabrics. At Lowe Alpine environmental responsibilities have always been taken very seriously and they are working proactively to manage PFCs responsibly with the information available. They have now committed to a goal of switching from PFC-based technologies for all their products by 2020. More information on the Lowe Alpine website
is coming up with an animal-friendly alternative to outdoor gear. Their vegan-friendly shoes offer the durability, traction and support you expect from Merrell footwear while using high-quality, 100 percent synthetic materials. Discover comfortable vegan-friendly footwear you’ll feel good about wearing on the trail. Merrell website
alpine clothing & gear. These products are designed to cope with extreme conditions and strike a careful balance between forward-thinking technologies and tried-and-tested constructions. Specialist manufacturers of technical outdoor clothing and equipment, including GORE-TEX® waterproofs, down insulation and a full range of sleeping bags.
Part of Nikwax
's philosophy is to measure and understand their footprint. From CO2 emissions down to the chemicals which make up their products, they want to know what its impact is likely to be. Nikwax applies a scientific approach that combines understanding, measurement and continuous improvement. Their most important issues are: Protecting consumers and the environment from dangerous chemicals, working to reduce our contribution to climate change, supporting conservation of natural habitat, responsible approach to waste, campaigning for a change in wider society. Nikwax share their environmental performance data online. More information on the Nikwax website
organic cotton clothing helps to promote sustainable fashion as well as protecting the health and wellbeing of the growers. Organic cotton is better for the environment because no harmful chemicals are used and the land requires less water. Their suppliers use environmentally approved dyes that are Azo free. Nomads recycles packaging and uses recyclable postbags. More info on Nomads website
The no compromise outdoor gear from Páramo
® offers high performing waterproofs which last longer than conventional waterproofs - offering renewable waterproofing, repairability and a lifetime guaranteee. Páramo®'s long term manufactoring partnership with the charitable Miquelina Foundation in Columbia provides employment for vulnerable women plus practical help for their families. All their garnments are covered by the Páramo® Recycling sheme which helps save garnments from landfills and rewards the owner. Working with Nikwax® they have eliminated the use of fluorocarbon (PFC) treatments in their supply chain. Their environmental approach includes both resource-use reduction and carbon-offsetting via World Land Trust. You can read the full info on the Páramo® website
is a manufacturer of climbing gear, caving gear, work-at-height equipment, and headlamps. Their three specialties are: Vertical sports: equipment for mountaineering, climbing, caving, etc. Activities involving vertical access often take place in fragile sites of great natural beauty. The Petzl Foundation supports non-profit organizations whose role is to discover and protect biodiversity on cliffs, in caves and in mountain ranges. Read more on the Petzl website
clothing and outdoor equipment offers ultimate protection from all outdoor conditions, from down and synthetic insulated jackets and waterproof jackets and trousers, to sleeping bags and base layers. Equip Outdoor Technologies UK Ltd are implementing the certification of the Responsible Down Standard across the entire Rab down collection. The RDS is a comprehensive global, third party-certified, animal welfare and traceability standard for down and feathers. Subject to equal or improved technical performance being achieved, Rab have now committed to a goal of switching from PFC-based technologies for all their products by 2020. More information on the Rab website
are always looking at ways to reduce the environmental impact of their design, development and production, striving to meet and even exceed regulatory and industry standards. All of their products for example, are PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) free. PFOA is a chemical used a lot in the outdoors industry to create water repellent finishes. Studies have shown that it doesn't break down over time and there have been claims that it is carcinogenic. Regatta actively source from reliable and reputable suppliers. Their published materials are printed on paper from sustainable sources and recycled materials are considered wherever practicable. In 2012, they joined the ETI (Ethical Trade Initiative) to benchmark them against best practice in social compliance. More information on the Regatta website
shoes and boots are not merely decorative, fashionable, products. Every shoe incorporates their special construction and utilises lightweight and elastic components to achieve their special antistress features. Those features are: Minimum weight, Optimum shock absorbtion on varying surfaces, Maximum reflexibility, A construction that devotes space to areas where the foot expands through the day. Founded in the Black Forest region of Southern Germany in 1874, Rieker has been family owned for 5 generations and its commitment to quality and style has ensured continuous growth for 30 years.
produce running clothes, developing new designs, creating innovative textiles. Together with Fair Wear Foundation (FWF), Ronhill are working to achieve fair working conditions worldwide. They are committed to implementing the strict 8-point FWF Code of Labour Practices, which is based on UN and ILO principles, in all production facilities and so meets the highest standards for socially equitable working conditions. These include, among others, the payment of living wages, reasonable working hours, safe and healthy working conditions, prevention of child labour and many more. More info on the Ronhill website
have designed manufactured and hand built outdoor footwear for over 70 years. Boots and shoes for mountaineering, climbing, trekking, skiing, approach and lifestyle. Scarpa shoes are an eco-sustainable choice. Their aim is to make the best technical gear possible using materials and practices that also help us all reach a greener goal. The first step has been the creation of the brand “PLANET FRIENDLY”, for all the products made of environment-friendly materials. Read more about in on the Scarpa Blog
as a FAIR TRADING COMPANY believe in ensuring that the artisans who make their products get a fair wage and they work in a safe and healthy environment. They try to make sure that the community as well as the individual benefits from their trade, and they visit as many suppliers as possible to check that fair standards are being applied, for instance adequate lighting and ventilation in the workplace, no child labour and gender equality. They also aim to minimise harm to the environment by using sustainable or recycled materials in production, and shipping goods by sea instead of by air.
Shared Earth are a member of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) and regularly monitor our performance against the ethical standards set by WFTO.
The majority of their products are bought direct from abroad, from suppliers who are members of WFTO, or who have been recommended by other WFTO members. Many of these suppliers have been set up as non-profit organisations to enable small-scale producer groups to export effectively, and to help them develop their products for larger markets like the UK. Most producers are organised in family groups or co-operatives, often in rural areas or small towns, and are highly skilled in their craft but have little experience of selling beyond a local market.
By buying from Shared Earth, you are helping to provide much-needed jobs in countries like India, Cambodia, Kenya and Peru - for people who are often on the margins of society with little or no other source of income.
offers quality trainers, shoes, boots and flip flops for men, women and kids.
is famous for their range of swimsuits, swimming shorts & swimming accessories. One of the ways they help reduce environmental damage is by researching the impact their swimwear products have on water, waste and energy resources. When it comes to improving the manufacturing process, their designers and suppliers are given expert guidance on how to avoid the use of potentially harmful substances. Speedo's H2O Active range uses ECONYL®, an innovative fabric made by turning waste from fishing nets, plastics and even carpet, into first grade Nylon. Full info on the Speedo website
Born in the hills and honed by the weather of the Peak District, Sprayway
has been trusted by walkers and outdoor enthusiasts of all ages for over forty years. Sprayway are committed to the fair working conditions of those who work in the manufacture of their products. Since 2012 they have been working with Fair Wear Foundation, a non- profit organisation that works with brands, factories, trade unions, NGOs and sometimes governments to verify and improve workplace conditions in 11 production countries in Asia, Europe and Africa. They are signed up to the 8 -point FWF Code of Labour Practices, which are based on UN and ILO principles. FWF publicly reports on the progress of member companies towards the implementation of the Code. More info on the Sprayway website
For over a century, STANLEY® has built a legacy by producing some of the most well known hand tools and storage products in the world. They are committed to improving the sustainability of their operations, products, communities, suppliers and customers. STANLEY Product Recycling Policy: When a product of ours reaches end of life, you can send it back and it will be properly recycled. Stanley
have partnered with a recycler that is certified to both the Responsible Recycling (R2) Practices and the Recycling Industry Operating Standards™ (RIOS™). Read more on the Stanley website
The North Face
delivers an extensive line of performance apparel, equipment, and footwear. The North Face has partnered with the industry-leading experts at bluesign technologies to help their mills reduce their impact by using water and energy more efficiently and by addressing harmful chemicals at the fabric level. The bluesign® system provides a sophisticated, independent approach to reducing supply chain impacts in five key areas: resource productivity; air emissions; worker health and safety; water emissions; and consumer safety. Comprehensive information about sustainability on The North Face website
® design, manufacture and market a range of outdoor accessories and clothing designed around three core attributes; innovation, quality and price. They ask their suppliers to adhere to all local and national laws, particularly to those relating to: Recycling of manufacturing waste, Pollution control, particularly into waterways, EU Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals legislation. There is an active project within Trekmates® to minimise the amount of product packaging. They also will continue to do the simple things such as: using local suppliers where they can to avoid delivery miles, sending customer orders by mail rather than courier, reusing delivery cartons wherever possible ... Read more, also about their Ethical Trading Policy on the Trekmates website
Since 1988, Treksta
has been developing light trekking shoes and launched its clothing lines in 2004. With this Treksta has been able to establish itself as a complete outdoor sports wear brand. Read about the companies sustainablity projects on the Treksta website
, a Glasgow based company, is a privately owned international sportswear brand, specialising in skiwear, waterproof jackets, fleece, festival accessories, walking boots and camping gear. They have developed their own trademarked fabric technology: Tres-tex® fabric, which provides an effective waterproof barrier against wet weather. Their other specially designed fabrics include: Softshell®, Coldheat®, AirTrap®, Duoskin®, and Moskitophobia®.
was established in the West of Scotland in 1966. They have a long history in designing and manufacturing outdoor equipment and endeavour to be at the forefront of cutting edge design and innovation within the outdoor and camping world: Tents, Family Tent, Caravan Awnings, Driveaway Awnings, Sleeping Bags, Rucksacks, Camping. Vango Aftercare service: their equipment repair centre has been repairing everything from seam tapes to sticky zips for over 5 decades. Extending the life of your tent is beneficial to them, you and the environment. Through their policy of repairing and recycling, they aim to minimise their carbon footprint and the impact they have on the environment. Vango products that cannot be repaired are stripped down and recycled with other usable items and donated to local charities. Read more about it on the Vango website
The world of Victorinox
dates right back to the year 1884, with the revolutionary idea of manufacturing a compact knife with an array of practical functions: the Swiss Army Knive was born. Quality, functionality, innovation and iconic design have the highest priority at Victorinox, and this also applies to their other product categories: Cutlery Watches, Travel Gear and Fragrances. Victorinox AG is an independent family company and 90% of shares are held by the Victorinox Foundation. The company's continued existence is therefore optimally assured as 90% of generated profits are available to the company as reserves. The remaining 10% of shares are held by a not-for-profit foundation that supports charitable projects. Read more about the sustainibility projects on the Victorinox website
Casual Clothing from Weird Fish
for Men, Women & Kids. Great Quality lifestyle clothing – hard wearing & great for everyday wear. Weird Fish continues to create quality clothing that is also ethically produced. Doing things right is very important to Weird Fish. They have a stringent ethical production policy, ensuring that all of their suppliers adhere to them.
They pride themselves on the provenance and quality of their clothing, and work closely with their trusted suppliers to ensure their factories adhere to their strict rules, such as no child labour, and excellent working conditions. They are always looking for cleaner and greener processes and have recently worked with their first carbon neutral factory.