- HEADQUARTERS & STORAGE LOCATION: Leuven, Belgium
HISTORY & PHILOSOPHY
Chalk rebels is on a mission: Use less chalk.
We’re in business to preserve the climbing environment. Our primary goal is to reduce the use of loose chalk powder in the climbing community.
Climbing has seen an unprecedented growth in the last decade thanks to the popularity of indoor bouldering. Popularity means impact we can no longer deny. Our once beautiful rock has been bleached by chalk. The art of true on sighting has been spoiled by ticked holds. Chalk-lung has become a thing. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
A little chalk washes right off with rain. A little chalk won’t make you cough like a chain-smoker after a long session at the gym. A little chalk goes a long way. Especially if you avoid chalk powder. Use liquid chalk cream as an alternative. Since I started using liquid chalk cream I have significantly reduced my chalk use. I can’t remember when I last bought powdered chalk.
You can do the same. Use liquid chalk cream as a base layer. Your hands will stay dry far longer. If you still need a little extra, use a chalk ball instead of powdered chalk. Let’s keep the climbing experience clean for ourselves and for future generations by following these three simple rules:
- Use LESS chalk.
- Avoid chalk POWDER.
- BRUSH your holds.
We produce skincare products for climbers to use before, during & after climbing. We invented a magnesium-carbonate-free alternative to traditional chalk powder for climbers. This allows climbers to vastly reduce their use of chalk powder, keeping our gyms dust-free & the rock free of ugly chalk marks.
We produce in GMP-certified cosmetics manufacturing facilities in Belgium and Spain. Our Spain facility is already carbon-neutral & we are working on making our other facility carbon-neutral.
We contribute 1% of revenue to environmental charities through the 1% for the Planet program. Our environmental action at Chalk Rebels focuses on two main causes: reducing plastic pollution & reforestation. We try to limit the use of plastics in our products and plant one tree for every product sold in collaboration with One Tree Planted.