From compostable coffee cups to tees made from recycled fabrics, eco-friendly products are in the mainstream. That’s a good thing for the planet, since fighting climate change is arguably the biggest issue we face today. Fortunately, a host of eco-conscious brands are showing how that can be done without sacrificing style or performance. This round-up of gear and apparel from our Eco-Friendly Collection showcases stuff that is both sustainably made and effortlessly stylish. So, you can be sure that your new threads are keeping the great outdoors great.
Denim built to last, crafted from organic cotton with low-impact dyes
These Performance Denim jeans from Canadian brand DUER have five times the stretch of regular jeans to remain comfortable on the move – a significant step-up from unforgiving regular denim. They’re a step up in eco terms too. DUER use natural-based components, low impact dyes, organic cotton and vegan leather trims, and work hard to create products that are technical and durable to ensure their products last. That means you only need to buy once. The fibres they use also prevent bacterial growth, which means these jeans don’t need to be washed nearly as often as your Levi’s, saving water too. SHOP NOW
Go-anywhere pack handmade in Yorkshire to last a lifetime of adventures
Lovingly crafted by hand in Restrap’s Yorkshire workshop, the Hilltop Backpack is a versatile and functional rucksack designed to take on any challenge your day throws at it. Built from tough, waterproof nylon, it features adjustable compression straps and has multiple easy-access pockets, ready for cycling to work, weekend bikepacking adventures and everyday use. Although you’ll doubtless put in the miles with this pack, its carbon footprint is minimal thanks to Restrap’s commitment to sourcing sustainable local materials, with 70% coming from UK suppliers. This British-made cycling backpack will quickly become your go-to bag for a lifetime of adventures. SHOP NOW
Trucker caps made from recycled plastic bottles
This classic trucker cap from British brand BBCo is perfect for summer wear, featuring retro motifs and earthy tones, from the vintage Americana of the Cabot Cap to the fresh, nature-inspired Tribe Trucker. Each features a pre-curved bill and an active sweat band to keep you shaded and cool. An adjustable Velcro back strap means there’s no need for a nasty plastic snapback closure and the rest of the cap is constructed from Repreve, a fabric made from recycled plastic bottles. So, you can feel good that what’s on your head is also good for the planet. With these caps, wearing is caring. SHOP NOW
Handcrafted sunglasses made from eco-friendly, plant-based acetate
The unisex Robotnik sunglasses from Stockholm-based brand Monokel Eyewear take their design cues from the classic 1950s post-war period, fusing Hollywood glamour with a touch of Soviet austerity. The versatile frames have a winged silhouette and a subtle keyhole cut-out bridge, with straight arms and a subtle stainless-steel accent at the hinge. And you can wear them with pride, because rather than polluting the planet with more plastic these frames are handcrafted from a premium plant-based acetate, with high-quality Carl Zeiss Vision lenses offering 100% UV protection. SHOP NOW
Skateboards made from renewable Canadian maple
This compact longboard’s classic shape and versatile design has made it a popular ride for over 20 years. In fact, the winning combination of killer graphics, quality build and performance-orientated shape makes it one of the best all-round mini-cruisers out there. Offering the feel of a longboard but the control of a skateboard, the Dinghy is the perfect ride for those looking for a compact board that is stable enough to cruise comfortably yet nimble enough for flips and kick tricks. And Landyachtz are doing their bit for the planet too. For each board purchased, they plant a tree. And given that one tree produces 60 boards, one tree used will turn into 60 new trees planted. SHOP NOW
Ethically-sourced, super-soft yet durable merino walking socks
These are the sock that built Darn Tough’s reputation on some of the USA’s most famous long-distance thru-hikes. Offering superb durability and supreme comfort, this fully cushioned sock is built to withstand the rigours of the trail, without slipping, bunching or blisters. The seamless construction and fine gauge knit offers both durability and comfort, while a high merino content optimises breathability and performance. And Darn Tough are working darn hard on animal welfare. All their merino wool is sourced sustainably from sheep that aren’t exposed to the cruel practice of mulesing. SHOP NOW
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