Snowboarding and winter sports are closely linked to nature. That is why it is especially important that the leading brands in the sport adopt responsible practices. In this blog post, we look at how some of the most popular brands in the industry are committed to the environment and responsibility, and what kind of certification they have achieved.
Capita has taken it a step further by building The Mothership, the world's first 100% clean hydro-powered snowboard factory. Their commitment doesn't stop there: Capita has also achieved ISO 14001 environmental management certification.
Bataleo boards are not only technically advanced, but also environmentally friendly. They are committed to reducing their carbon footprint and choosing sustainable materials in their production.
Rome SDS is a brand that has always been closely associated with the snowboard community. Their responsibility is reflected in their efforts to use recycled materials and reduce environmental impact.
Spring Break is known for their innovative boards, but also for their commitment to FSC-certified wood, which guarantees that the wood comes from sustainably managed forests.
Union Bindings offers snowboard bindings made from sustainable materials, and the brand has achieved several ecological certifications.
Thirtytwo has been a pioneer when it comes to responsible shoe manufacturing in snowboarding. Their commitment can be seen in e.g. In the Bluesign certificate, which is one of the leading environmental certificates in the textile industry.
Beyond Medals and Crab Grab bring innovation to the market, but at the same time also emphasize ethical values and environmental friendliness.
Hertel Wax , which is known for its ski waxes, strives for low environmental impact in its production. Volcom , on the other hand, is recognized for its environmental friendliness and they have e.g. Oeko-Tex and Fair Labor Association certificates.
Electric and Rip Curl are both brands that strive for responsible production and the use of sustainable materials. Spectrum and Method Mag represent the media in snowboarding and they focus on informing about environmental issues and responsibility.
Finally, it is vital that every snowboarder recognizes and supports these sustainability efforts. By buying products from these brands, you not only get quality, but also support a more sustainable future in snowboarding. Every step towards more responsible production and consumption is a step in the right direction.