Nothing could be more important than the global climate talks taking place in Paris this week. We have to act fast if we want to save this planet, and young people clearly know that they are the ones that are the most effected. In our upcoming 4th Annual Sustainability and the State of Youth Culture […]
Patagonia CEO On Panel at 2015 Paris Climate Conference, Launches “Repair is a Radical Act” Campaign
Outdoor Retailer Trade Show Features Refreshing Themes Including Urban and Modern Outdoorsman, Twists on Heritage, and Fashion Representing a New Kind of Buyer
Story and Photo by Tom Wallace and Kathleen Gasperini Outdoor Retailer at the Salt Lake Palace, UT, is the premiere outdoor trade show in the U.S., which featured 1,036 exhibitors, and an estimated 22,000 attendees over the course of 4 days running from January 20-24, 2015. Key themes this winter included the usual technical outerwear […]
Patagonia’s $20 Million & Change Program to Help Start-up Brands Achieve Positive Benefits to the Environment
In the latest leading-edge initiative from Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia, has announced a new initiative called “$20 Million & Change.” The idea is to provide inspiration and resources to start-up brands towards achieving a positive benefit to the environment. Here’s the information and contacts, in a letter format from Mr. Chouinard, […]
Volcom’s Moves to Increased Sustainability, Launching Environmental Profit and Loss, and Volcom Pipe Pro, Raises the Bar for Action Sports Lifestyle Brands
Often a leader in the marketplace of action sports and lifestyle brands, the next step of the Volcom journey includes progressive plans to incorporate an Environmental Profit and Loss (EP&L) policy with their parent company Kering. On April 8, 2013, Volcom announced yet another new feature to their brand amid the transition to a new […]
Levi’s Launches Waste-Less Denim Made of 8 Plastic Bottles—Among On-going Trends in Sustainable Fashion
Levi’s continues its efforts towards sustainability, and like many brands, has been leading the charge in taking an organic look at what shapes the denim and fashion industries. Today, October 16, 2012, they announced their new collection of denim called Waste<Less that basically incorporates post-consumer waste, specifically recycled plastic bottles and trays into 1 pair […]
Eco Round-up: Patagonia’s Common Threads X EBay; Bamboo Cars and Locally Harvested Solutions
Boardshorts Round-Up: Scouring the Scene for Summer, Here Are Alternative Picks in Boardshorts Styles, Brands, and Aesthetics Changing Beach Culture
Boardshorts take on many roles when it comes to summer fashion, from surfing to eco-friendly associations, to beach and streetwear crossover, to neon geometrics and coastal heritage.
Outdoor Retailer Trade Show Proves Crossover Potential with Action Sports, Technical and Heritage Fashion Trends, Footwear, Accessories
All eyes were on the OR Winter Trade Show as the outdoor industry continues to evolve, bringing with it some new crossover categories, exhibitors, designers, and ideas.