Burton release the Green Mountain Project collection; eco friendly snowboard outerwear made from recycled plastic
If, like me, you're holding back from purchasing a new snowboard jacket or pants this season in an effort to be green, you now have permission to splurge (almost) guilt-free. Burton snowboards have released their first Green Mountain Project collection for women - outerwear made from recycled polyester and 'environmentally friendly waterproofing technologies'.
Pushed forwards by Burton pro snowboarder and environment spokesperson Nicolas Müller, all GMP products are engineered to have the lowest environmental impact possible. As well as the fabrics, all trims, linings and insulation are made from recycled and low-impact material (such as plastic bottles): including shock cords, elastic, fleece pocket liners and labels.
As well as three jacket and two pant styles, each in striking colourways, there is also a Lexa binding and Emerald boot included in the collection (more on them later!). With the aim of reducing Burton's 'impact on the environment' and plans to expand the line each season, it's a small step for the snowboard giant in relation to their large product range, but with such a huge influence industry wide, the project has already created big wave's across snowboarding on the whole.
1. Bliss Reversible Down Jacket
2. Dante Jacket
3. Recruit Jacket
4. Bliss Reversible Down Jacket (other side)
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