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Footprints in the Snow

Publication | 8 September, 2015 at 8:02

Outdoor brands and their suppliers rely upon stunning natural images of lonely, pristine mountain lakes and remote snowy mountain ranges climbed by famous outdoor adventurers for their advertising. Yet the chemicals used to make their products...

Pledge by market leader Gore could make hazardous PFCs in outdoor gear a thing of the...

Press release | 6 February, 2017 at 10:27

Munich, 6 February 2017 - Gore Fabrics, the maker of GORE-TEX® products will transition to more environmentally friendly weatherproofing technologies, free of hazardous per- and perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), the company announced today at ISPO...

You asked Outdoor brands if they use PFCs. Guess what? They answered!

Blog entry by Chiara Campione | 23 September, 2015

Last week we started an amazing quest. It's been thrilling to see how thousands of supporters, nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts asked their favourite outdoor brands a very simple and straight question: "Which of your products...

Two outdoor brands come clean as air tests reveal continued hazardous chemical use

Press release | 13 July, 2016 at 11:00

Friedrichshafen, 13 July 2016 – Air tests in stores of global outdoor brands, Mammut, The North Face, Norrona and Haglöfs, reveal that concentrations of volatile PFCs — hazardous and persistent chemicals that evaporate into the air — are up to 60...

Moving the mountain

Blog entry by Mirjam Kopp | 13 July, 2016

The hardest part of any journey is getting started, taking that first step. It’s so much easier when you have your friends with you. The same is true of the Detox outdoor campaign. It started when we found that some brands making...

Hazardous chemicals found in many outdoor clothing brands

Press release | 25 January, 2016 at 10:00

Munich, 25 January 2016 - Hazardous and persistent chemicals, dangerous to human health and the environment, have been found in the products of leading outdoor brands. Brands like The North Face, Patagonia, Mammut, Columbia and Haglofs keep using...

Time to test your favourite outdoor gear!

Blog entry by Mirjam Kopp | 6 October, 2015

Most outdoor brands are still addicted to dangerous chemicals called PFCs as our quest just showed.  But how bad is this addiction? Most of the companies you asked didn't give a clear answer about which of their products contain PFCs.

Adventures in testing: Detoxing the great outdoors

Blog entry by Gabriele Salari | 2 July, 2015

Eight Greenpeace teams have returned from expeditions on three continents carrying water and snow samples from remote areas for laboratory testing. The tests will show just how far contamination from PFCs – persistent and hazardous...

Seven expeditions across the globe to detox the great outdoors

Blog entry by Gabriele Salari | 3 June, 2015

Right at this moment, Greenpeace offices are conducting expeditions to remote areas around the world, to investigate the presence of persistent and toxic chemicals used by outdoor brands to make gear waterproof. Four years ago, when...

Hazardous chemicals in pristine nature: why don't we get rid of them?

Blog entry by Gabriele Salari | 8 September, 2015 2 comments

Who hasn't dreamt of being in the untouched wilderness of the Himalayas, the Andes or the Altai Mountains, hiking or climbing in these incredible natural landscapes? Nowhere in the world is the snow purer or the water cleaner than in a...

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