Before setting off in search of the big ones, you want to be sure you’ve packed all those little, easy-to-forget things. This post focuses on the innovative surf accessories that use wood and bio-based materials for everything from fins, to leashes through to that must-have eco-friendly wax.
For many, the act of chalking up before clambering up a wall or cliff-side is as ritualistic as a morning coffee or brushing one’s teeth before bed. But there are some that are actively challenging the use of powdered chalk in the sport of climbing. At the forefront of the movement are Chalk Rebels.
Kitesurfing is a wind-powered water sport that uses a kite and a board to propel you across the ocean. As a relatively new sport, the range of eco-friendly gear available is still growing. In this post, The Fair Cottage walks you through you some of the coolest stuff already out there.
Yoga is a tool for connecting body, mind and individuals with their environment, bringing together physical and mental discipline to help you relax. But what about the stress choosing the right gear can cause? Thankfully TFC brings you our top sustainable yoga products to help boost your prana.
Enjoy snowboarding? Love nature? In this post The Fair Cottage reviews the top eco-friendly snowboard accessories for nurturing both passions. We only promote brands that are ethical, have values aligned with our own and help you to reduce your impact on the environment.
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....
In this post, we return to surfing's roots by reviewing some of the best FSC certified wooden surfboards around. With their natural tones, spectacular patterns and uniquely scattered knots wooden surfboards can be simply jaw dropping, and that's before you hop on and experience them on the waves.
Slow travel is a modern movement, spun off from the slow food movement, in which the journey is considered worthier than the goal and traditional tourism is rejected. Advocates of slow travel are eschewing planes in favour of trains, ships, bicycles, donkeys, their own two feet and mindfulness.