7 Top Sustainable Outdoor Brands for Responsible Exploration

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Breathtaking vistas, the crackle of a campfire, the pure freedom of nature – few things compare with the love for outdoor adventure. However, our passion for exploration comes with the responsibility to protect the planet that affords us these unforgettable experiences. It’s reassuring to know that leading outdoor brands are stepping up to ensure our pursuit of adventure aligns with sustainability.

Join us as we delve into seven trailblazing sustainable outdoor brands equipping us for our adventures while taking strides to protect Mother Nature.

One cannot speak of sustainable outdoor gear without mentioning Patagonia. Known for its robust, quality products and unwavering commitment to the environment, Patagonia pledges 1% of its sales to grassroots environmental groups. Additionally, their trailblazing ‘Worn Wear’ program encourages customers to repair, reuse, and recycle their products, further emphasising their vision for sustainability. Patagonia is a certified B-Corp brand.

Patagonia - 7 Top Sustainable Outdoor Brands for Responsible Exploration
Cotopaxi - 7 Top Sustainable Outdoor Brands for Responsible Exploration

2. Cotopaxi

Cotopaxi is not just an outdoor brand; it’s a movement that amplifies sustainability with its bold, vibrant products. They focus on minimising their ecological footprint by utilising recycled materials wherever feasible and supporting global poverty alleviation.

The North Face is renowned for its top-notch outdoor gear and its strides towards sustainability. Their ‘Renewed’ line offers refurbished clothing, providing a new lease of life to pre-loved items. They’re also actively working towards the goal of sourcing 100% of their materials from recycled, regenerative or responsible sources by 2025.

The North Face - 7 Top Sustainable Outdoor Brands for Responsible Exploration
La Sportiva - 7 Top Sustainable Outdoor Brands for Responsible Exploration

Italian brand La Sportiva merges quality, performance, and sustainability. Their goal is to minimise environmental impact by investing in renewable energy sources and offering a repair service to extend product life. Their dedicated range of eco-products features biodegradable materials and recycled fabrics.

Devon based Dewerstone have adventure at their core. From recycled sunglasses to organic clothing, the brand is committed to minimal impact. Even their tags are made from recycled cardboard – and can double as coasters! Dewerstone is also a certified B-Corp.

Dewerstone - 7 Top Sustainable Outdoor Brands for Responsible Exploration
Finisterre - 7 Top Sustainable Outdoor Brands for Responsible Exploration

Finisterre is another brand to watch out for. A certified B Corp, the company develops innovative, function-driven products while focusing on sustainability. From using recycled insulation in jackets to encouraging customers to repair their gear, Finisterre is leading the charge in sustainable outdoor wear.

Hydration on adventures is essential, but single-use plastic bottles aren’t. Here’s where Water-To-Go steps in. Their bottles come with an innovative filtration system, ensuring safe drinking water from any non-salt water source – a sustainable and convenient solution for adventurers on the go.

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The Importance of Sustainability in Adventure Travel

It’s time to ensure our adventures don’t cost the earth. Thanks to these sustainability-driven brands, explorers can now venture out while doing their bit for our planet.

These pioneering brands are not just rewriting the rules of the game by creating superior products, they’re also committed to a responsible, sustainable future. It’s a reminder that true adventurers don’t just explore the earth; they nurture it.

At the Bucket List Company, we share this ethos. Our mission is to craft unforgettable, responsible adventures for our clients. We’re proud to be aligned with these brands, fostering a future of exploration that is not just exciting, but sustainable too. Let’s continue to inspire, venture and care for our planet, one adventure at a time.

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