Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Green Fox -
Sustainable outfit of the month

Posted by Amanda Villaruel | | |
Are you ready for autumn?  I got inspired to write this post after spending a lot of time in the nearby forest, foraging for berries and collecting edible wild mushrooms. I don't know about you, but I think the right outdoor wear is essential when you're out in the woods, to avoid getting cold or clammy ;-)

Fortunately, you can get a hold of outdoor products that have less negative impacts on our planet, whether the product is made from recycled materials or doesn't contain any parts of animal origin.

Honestly, I thought it would be very difficult to find sustainable outdoor clothing and gear, but luckily I was dead wrong :-) The real challenge was to find stylish and eco-friendly outdoor clothing. Check out this month's sustainable outfit that includes renowned brands such as Patagonia and Finisterre.
The Green Fox sustainable outfit of the month
The Green Fox sustainable outfit of the month

This month's sustainable outfit consists of:

1. This green, gorgeous Fleece jacket from Fjällräven is made from recycled polyester, elastane and wool.

The well-established Swedish brand may not be the leading company among sustainable outdoor gear (Patagonia is), but they have surely received awards for certain products, including the Sustainability Award from the Scandinavian Outdoor Group and the Outdoor Industry Awards.1

Fjällräven has also released a special edition of the popular Kånken backpacks, that is made entirely from polyester recycled from plastic bottles.

Price fleece jacket: €184
Fleece jacket from Fjällräven (recycled polyester)
Fleece jacket from Fjällräven (recycled polyester)

2. A pair of breathable and wind-resistant Outdoor pants from Patagonia is made from 91% recycled polyester and 9% spandex. It's probably one of the sexiest outdoor pants I've ever come across, with its slim fit cut and practical pockets ;-)

Patagonia was the first outdoor clothing company to include recycled polyester in their production. It's quite impressive that they've managed to recycle polyester from used soda bottles and worn-out clothing.

Price: $99
Patagonia outdoor slim pants, made from recycled polyester
Patagonia outdoor slim pants, made from recycled polyester

3. Finisterre is well-known for their fine merino wool that is guaranteed non-mulesed. Did you know that the brand has won multiple awards for their ethical standards?

Check out their Base layer, made from 80% merino wool and 20% polyamide. According to their site, the wool fiber comes from fully traceable farms in New Zealand, from sheep
in the Bowmont flock. The fiber is later processed and knitted in Europe.

Price: £42
Finisterre's base layer made from non-mulesed merino wool
Finisterre's base layer made from non-mulesed merino wool

4. Established in 1981 by the American Randy Merrell, the brand is praised by vegans because of its large selection of vegan-friendly hiking shoes. I was introduced to Merrell when my mom got me a pair for Christmas. They're comfortable and light, and a walk in the woods with Merrell on your feet is like a walk in the park :-)

Price: £130


Vegan-friendly hiking shoes from Merrell
Vegan-friendly hiking shoes from Merrell

5. Check out the backpack specifically designed for women. Apparently, Vaude is Germany's most sustainable brand because of their ambitious sustainability strategy.

Established in 2008, the company applies the strictest standards in their production of outdoor gear, at production facilities in Vietnam.2 As a member of the Fair Wear Foundation, the company must respect Code of Labour practices, including no exploitation of child labor and payment of living wage.

Price: €75


Backpack 18 liters from Vaude
Backpack 18 liters from Vaude



Continue to read:
Sustainable outfit of the month - The Scandinavian Rebel.

Earth-friendly and ethical basics under $30.



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