Afraid to buy outerwear in the past that considered itself ‘eco-friendly’ or ‘environmentally friendly’sustainable“Because you don’t think it’s going to work like a regular gear? Well now, with advances in resource management and textile technology, you can upgrade most of your basics to things that leave far less of an impact on the planet, while still providing the performance they’ve grown to rely on in the wild. Now the call for sustainable outdoor gear.These clothes are the coolest and most effective out there, so there’s no excuse not to upgrade.
Check out our top picks for sustainable outdoor gear. These brands are driving the apparel industry in a way that puts the planet first. (Just don’t forget to recycle your old gear, like at green teacher or Patagonia worn clothes a program.)
Sustainable outdoor gear made from recycled layers
1. Cooltree Evolution Hoodie
This sustainably built hoodie is made in part from spent coffee mixed with melted plastic bottles to create a soft, water-resistant fabric. Sweet details include thumb holes and a kangaroo pouch that converts it into a pillow.
2. The Appalachian Gear Company’s All-Paca Crew
Made with 100 percent alpaca yarn responsibly sourced from PeruThis fabric makes a great insulator – lightweight, packable, breathable and extremely quick-drying.
3. Jack Wolfskin GWP Shell
Made from 90 percent Bluesign certified textiles, this carbon-conscious veneer uses a waterproof membrane and 100 percent recycled rubber, and is completely PFC-free. It’s also lightweight, weighing only 14 ounces.
4. Alameda Prana Pants
A cool casual adventure-ready plush design made from recycled nylon called ReZion makes it perfect for your next road trip. The durable Bluesign certified stretch fabric features a water-resistant PFC-free coating that is still soft to the touch.
5. Fjällräven Samlaren Cap
Fjällräven’s new Samlaren collection uses fabrics left over from other apparel production. This limited-edition hat is made of durable dense poly-cotton woven to the front and beak, with a lighter cut at the top and sides for better ventilation.
6. Patagonia Renewed Organic Cotton Pilot Snap Sweatshirt
Patagonia Renewable Organic Certified Pilot Program Deindustrializes cotton production that relies on water and chemicals with more inclusive, land- and farmer-friendly practices that reduce (and restore) carbon – and provide comfortable, versatile cotton goods like this sweatshirt.
7. Salomon Index 01 مؤشر
The stylish all-white running shoe is 100 percent recyclable, and is made entirely from a proprietary blend of TPU that can be easily milled for reuse. And its vibrating, nitrogen-filled sole performs well, helping you glide easily on mixed running surfaces.
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