Stuffication - Does the Outdoor Industry Make Too Much Stuff?


The outdoor industry was founded upon the appreciation and enjoyment of nature, but makes as much waste as anyone. When did this disconnect occur, and how can we get back on track?

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The most recent issue of The Voice by Snews discusses this pressing problem in-depth, and doesn't pull any punches, "Nature's beauty and fulfillment are touted as this industry's ultimate rewards, yet a steadily churning manufacturing machine has now flooded he market with more outdoor product than consumers have ever seen before."

Throughout the article, the founder of NEMO and a spokesperson from Patagonia offer their perspective on the causes and possible solutions. Our founder and CEO Andrew Gibbs-Dabney throws his hat into the ring as well, "Creating anything does harm to the environment, and that's the biggest, ugliest pill we have to swallow. But if you can create something that fills a legitimate need, then that's the right way to do it."

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