Posted on October 20 2015
It always feels good to treat yourself to something new, but it feels even better to know that when you do buy yourself a gift, you’re also helping others. If you live and thrive off of the outdoors, then it seems only fair that you should treat it with the upmost respect, most of us are lucky enough to be able to enjoy a better quality of life than others and for that we must show gratitude.
Luckily, there are many companies and organizations out there dedicated to keeping the land and sea clean, and helping those that are disadvantaged. Whether it is with an environmentally friendly product or a responsible manufacturing process, their efforts help make the land and sea we love that little bit safer and the lives of those in poverty that little bit better.
Built in a factory powered 90% by solar panels in Surrey, Butta Wax has spent the last four years keeping the mountains and oceans clean. The chemicals used in the wax are completely harmless to the waves, your board and you.
London designer and surfer Riz Smith had been designing surf wear for years when he realised that something better needed to be done about the sustainability of his product. As a result Riz Boardshorts are made from 100% recycled and recyclable fabric as well as being digitally printed on earth friendly UK ink.
Founded in 2010 by Greg McEvilly, Kammok is an innovative outdoor camping brand that produces quality gear for people that love to travel all things outdoors. Every Kammok purchase has a direct impact on people in need and improving natural resources – Kammok is a 1% For The Planet Member and a certified B-Corp.
The clue is in the name, and Mission Belt’s goal is to fight global hunger and poverty. For every belt bought, one dollar of the cost goes toward helping this cause so that hard working people can put food on the table for their families.
Born down under in New South Wales, Australia, Gumbies Footwear is simple, comfortable footwear designed for the explorative traveler and are slowly taking over many UK stores. What’s better is that all the materials used to make Gumbies are all natural, recycled and as planet friendly as possible meaning you can hike, ride, explore and climb guilt free.
Blog by Alex Saunders