About Us

About The Fair Cottage

Why

Like many lovers of boardsports and outdoor activities, we yearn for lifestyles that safeguard nature, the playground on which all outdoor sports rely. We are concerned about the bubble of misinformation in which we live and the huge use of fast, unfair and unsustainable trade.

What

We are The Fair Cottage, a Berlin based online shop and blog focused on sustainable surf, outdoor sports, gear and lifestyles. By only championing and partnering with environmentally friendly and transparent brands, TFC helps people find ways to enjoy outdoor sports while reducing their impact on the environment. Whether it’s surfing, snowboarding or rock-climbing, if nature provides the playground, we‘re on board.

Shop

Outdoor sport is deeply connected with nature, despite being one of the world’s most pollutive and exploitative industries. Change relies not only on manufacturers, but the values of consumers and the choices we make. That’s why The Fair Cottage has brought together a collection of high quality, eco-friendly outdoor clothing & gear by trusted brands, who share our passion for ethical consumption and sustainable living.

Blog

Where did the resources come from? How was it manufactured? What is the environmental impact? Through our blog we answer and discuss the importance of these questions, explore ways in which suppliers and customers can make more ethical choices, review the latest sustainable outdoor products and feature stories and opinions from active, eco-conscious contributors.

Ethos

We believe in a new marketplace, where people can easily find out about products and the processes, values, and certifications of the brands behind them. The Fair Cottage supports any individual or organisation that ventures with us into this new era of sustainability and transparency. We urge them and you to stay with us on this challenging journey. To live every day consciously and do what’s necessary to protect our planet. We promise to do the same.

We enjoy nature, we are nature.

Mission

  • Maintain an online space devoted to sustainable surf, outdoor clothing & gear.
  • Support eco-friendly, ethical and transparent consumption.
  • Bring transparency to every product and brand.
  • Provide trusted, expert advice based on thorough research.
  • Deliver quality and durable products with long lifecycles.
  • Support a circular economy.

Our values

  • Information is the foundation of transparency
  • Transparency helps to build trust
  • Sustainability is our focus
  • Quality is our signature
  • We carefor people and the planet
  • We share values and knowledge
  • We solve problems together