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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.
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.
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.
Can you name any European sustainable snowboard brands? Do you know which ones make boards from bamboo or biological resin? If not, fear not! Our job at the Fair Cottage is to be a hub of information, letting you know about alternative products that are kind to nature, of which we are all a part.
Rock climbing, when compared to other outdoor activities, has far fewer options when it comes to sustainable gear. This is despite the sport being well rooted in nature, the playground on which it relies. In this post, TFC shows you the the ropes in terms of what's out there and where to find it.
Although the clothing industry is often linked with unsustainable practices, outdoor clothing producers are known for being stubborn advocates of environmental rights. In this post, The Fair Cottage lists some of our favorite bluesign certified sustainable outdoor clothing brands from around Europe.
For that long-awaited adventure in nature, you want to be properly equipped for your favourite activities. Choosing the right tent, sleeping bag, flashlight, utensils, stove or alternative power source are all valuable things to consider, as is a product's origin and life cycle.