While skiing and enjoying holidays in the snowy mountains doesn’t always make you think of sustainability, one way skiers and snowboarders can reduce their impact on the environment is by purchasing from eco-friendly and sustainable ski brands.

 

Dinoski

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Dinoski’s award-winning line of eco-friendly, animal-themed clothing is meant to entice kids away from their screens and outside. Dinoski’s approach to sustainability is engrained in all they do. To maintain comfort and incorporate wicking and water repellency into recycled plastic fibres, they use FENC® TopGreen® Recycled PET Filament. Their snowsuits are made from 30 1L plastic bottles, while a coat or puffy jacket is created from 18 bottles. Their summer collection (swim shorts, swimsuits, rash vests, and sun hats) is not only UPF50+ but is also manufactured from recycled bottles too.

They’ve recycled nearly 300,000 bottles since their launch. This translates to nearly 10 tonnes of plastic at 34 grams each bottle. They’ve also put a lot of effort into making sure their packaging is completely sustainable, including biodegradable postage bags.

Consensio has a discount code for Dinoski this winter – simply use the code: CONSENSIO (expires Christmas day 2021)

 

Planks

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Planks are dedicated to being kinder to the people and world they care about. While continuing to support and give back to the skiing community, they are continually evolving their products and practices to reduce their environmental impact. They now use Bluesign® certified textiles in their outerwear, helping to set the bar for ecologically responsible and safe manufacturing.

Fast fashion leads to resource and waste pollution in the clothing industry because items have such a short lifespan before being discarded. To address this, Planks strive to repair any broken items to ensure that all of their products last as long as possible. They collaborate with REPREVE®, the world’s top recycled yarn producer, and currently incorporate recycled content into more than half of their designs thanks to their assistance. Finally, their primary packaging comprises of environmentally friendly brown paper bags that are 100 percent recyclable, biodegradable, and reusable.

 

Picture Organic Clothing

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Since its beginning, Picture Organic Clothing has strived to go one step further in reducing its environmental effect. Their purpose is to combat climate change via their love of boardsports and the great outdoors. They claim their brand values loud and clear: Ride, Protect & Share

Despite expanding to over ten countries, Picture uses a carbon calculator to track their carbon footprint. They make their jackets out of organic cotton and repurpose unwanted fabric scraps. A helmet constructed entirely of recyclable and organic materials is also part of their collection. Finally, there are no harmful chemicals utilised in the production of their water-repellent apparel.

 

Pure Brandz

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All Pure Brandz’ outdoor gear is 100 percent recyclable, free of dangerous chemicals, and produced from previously recycled consumer products such as discarded plastic bottles. Pure Brandz creates high-end eco-friendly clothes for a variety of active lifestyles using the most cutting-edge green technologies available. They teamed up with SympaTex, a company that makes a membrane that is not only waterproof, windproof, and breathable, but also 100 percent recyclable like a PET bottle. When compared to PTFE jackets, the production of 5,000 Pure Brandz jackets can save approximately 1.5 tonnes of CO2 emissions – comparable to 1,200 car trips of 10 kilometres each. SympaTex® has demonstrated how high technology and environmental protection may work together in the field of functional textiles.

 

Salomon

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Salomon joined the Sustainable Garment Coalition (SAC), an alliance for sustainable production in the apparel, footwear, and home textile industries, in 2015. Salomon uses the Higg Index to track progress on environmental and social consequences inside the brand and supplier chain. Salomon is also a member of the European Outdoor Group, where it contributes to the group’s Sustainability Working Group and Sustainability Advisory Council. Salomon also contributes to influencing the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) sustainability working group in areas like chemicals management, the impact of banned compounds in garment goods, and climate change as a member of the OIA sustainability working group.

 

Patagonia

Patagonia, the forefather of all eco-friendly adventure businesses, is on a mission to preserve the world. Patagonia develops goods that are practical, repairable, and long-lasting. After more than four decades in business, the keyword for team Patagonia is durability; their clothing is built to endure decades of wear, and many of them can be recycled. Patagonia has donated 1% of its revenues to environmental preservation and restoration since 1985. They’ve given over $140 million in cash and in-kind donations to grassroots environmental organisations across the world that are making a difference in their communities.

 

Kathmandu

Kathmandu sells travel and hiking gear, and they make a point to use recycled materials whenever possible. They repurposed 8 million plastic bottles into Kathmandu gear in 2020 alone (and a whopping 30,423,221 plastic bottles since they started counting in 2015). This Kiwi firm is a wonderful choice for ski wear. They use recycled polyester and cotton, ethically sourced down, have 5-star energy efficiency ratings, Fair Labor accreditation, and a long-term strategy for sustainability. They also provide a merino wool collection for people who like natural fibres.

 

Consensio

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Consensio recognises its duty to safeguard the environment and is dedicated to incorporating sustainability into its operations while exceeding its customers’ expectations. There is a misconception that offering a high-end product makes it difficult to establish long-term sustainability. Consensio is partnered with Protect Our Winters and made the POW Pledge to make improvements towards being a Net Zero organisation. Consensio demonstrates that sustainability can be at the core of luxury travel.

As part of their dedication to providing eco-friendly ski holidays, they are implementing significant improvements within their chalets and apartments, with the philosophy of reduce reuse, recycle. They conduct responsible energy management by reducing usage and encouraging energy efficiency throughout their organisation. All new chalets are constructed in accordance with stringent local environmental laws, and several of their chalets have invested in ozone technology to ensure that the swimming pools and hot tubs are totally chlorine-free. Wherever feasible, they purchase delicious fresh produce from local independent vendors, investing in the community.

They are dedicated to lowering the company and chalet’s carbon impact in order to deliver truly environmentally friendly ski holidays. Consensio has pledged to offset through a sustainable tree planting project to assist them to reach their aim of becoming carbon neutral by 2030. By challenging themselves to consider the environmental effect of every element of their company, they are contributing to a greener and happier world one step at a time.

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