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“After seeing in the most remote places the consequences of our abuse, I realised all my passions and experiences were pointing in a different direction. Towards the need for a greater understanding of product origins and a higher level of decision making.”
Eloy Padilla - Founder
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The Fair Cottage recently teamed up with Clean Climber Foundation, a Dutch organisation looking to bring the sport of climbing in balance with nature. We caught up with founder Gerard van Laar to discuss climbing ethics, slow travel and the drive for sustainability and circularity within the sport.
Being a surfer in Northern Europe presents its difficulties. The most desirable surf spots are usually thousands of KM away, and I already spend more time in an aeroplane than I’d like to admit. What's the solution? Pack up and move to the beach? Or perhaps take on the chill and surf Nordic Style.
Neoprene, due to it being an oil derivative, is undoubtedly one of the most polluting materials in the practice of surfing. In this post, The Fair Cottage explores sustainable alternatives to traditional wetsuits, which leave a trail of pollution in the wake of their useful lives....