Want to Travel Light? EcoSki Offers the First Luxury Ski Gear Rental Company
In 2020, EcoSki launched the UK’s first-ever skiwear Rental Service. They offer high-quality ski wear that is available for rent. Their service makes going on a ski trip easier, more affordable, and more accessible, especially for those who like to keep on top of ski trends or those with children who need a new size of ski wear each year. Their rental collection includes a wide range of skiwear for all sizes and all ages.
Ecsoski wants to motivate people to think more about the clothing they wear while enjoying snow sports. Making changes to where you source your skiwear is now easy thanks to EcoSki, and by following their lead, everyone can reduce the environmental impact of skiing without compromising the fun.
Team EcoSki: Isabel, Rachael, Amy, Annabel, Jen
Nowadays there are more and more environmentally conscious ski brands selling eco-friendly ski wear to improve the environmental impact of their business. However, fast fashion has led society into a ‘make – take – dispose’ model, and clothes are made at rates that cause them to be discarded much more regularly than necessary. Even though it takes countless resources to produce each piece of skiwear, a truck full of textiles is thrown away every second.
It is EcoSki’s mission to help you find a cleaner, greener and kinder way to ski. They are the first-ever sustainable luxury ski kit rental and retail business that aims to make better choices, save time, keep ski equipment in circulation longer and reduce the amount of pollution caused by fast fashion in the skiwear world.
To do so they have provided four very clear choices: Repair, Rent, Preowned or New ‘kit with a conscience’. All this will lead to a more positive step towards a circular solution.
As a first step, EcoSki encourages people to repair their skiwear where possible Their first piece of advice is to look in your cupboards, attic, and storage, and see if your skiwear can be taken for repair.
They offer collections of jackets and salopettes by top sustainable skiwear brands such as Patagonia, Protest, Planks, Picture, Ortovox and Amundsen. A wide selection of mid and baselayers from Mons Royale, Icebreaker and Woolpower and fabulous kids’ skiwear from Roarsome, Molo, Patagonia and Protest.
Plus helmets from Sweet Protection, goggles from Panda Optics, gloves from Reusch and Hestra, avalanche safety kits from Mammut and backpacks from Ortovox, plus lots more.
Skiwear is designed to keep us warm, dry and safe even in harsh weather, which is why it has to be durable. It’s this durability that gives pre-owned skiwear a lot of value because they will last longer than regular clothes.
EcoSki even provides a trade-in service for kit bought via them previously and offer help to rehome kit bought from other brands.
Picture Clothing is one of the brands for hire and sale on the EcoSki website
New ‘kit with a conscience’
EcoSki has developed a Selection Criteria to help them choose more sustainable products for their website. They value the following things:
Alongside guidance from Rachel Fortune (The Sustainable Lifestyle Awards), they look at 4 key areas:
- Ethical and sustainable credentials
- Technical and safety performance
- Style, design and comfort
With all these criteria in mind, you know that every item on their site has been carefully chosen with sustainability in mind, so you can shop freely, without having to trawl the internet trying to find sustainable skiwear brands or items.
Skiing is by no means an eco-friendly sport, however, with the right skiing equipment and clothes in tow, you can reduce the carbon footprint of your holiday.