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.
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.
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.
This 5 point guide to the best and worst disposable coffee cup solutions is written in collaboration with the CRCLR Agency, who support local gastronomy in the Neukölln area of Berlin in finding sustainable solutions. Through this and other projects CRCLR works towards making Berlin more circular.
When it comes to winter sports, the top priority should be your outwear. In this post, written for conscious outdoor adrenaline lovers, The Fair Cottage presents you with four winter clothing brands that apart from being super stylish and technical, are also taking steps to reduce their use of PFCs.
The Fair Cottage proudly hosts Land & Leute Reisen, a Berlin-based travel platform that promotes local providers of sustainable tourism in rural areas of Spain and Morocco. In this post Alvaro walks us through the Pyrenees experience, reviewing a journey of intricate history and breathtaking sights.
Most of us wouldn’t engage in an activity that involves risk to our personal health without first making some sort of rudimentary plan. But what about the risks our daily consumption of plastic pose for the health of the environment? Don’t they deserve consideration too?