At Casual Adventure, we carry several products from manufacturers that are use materials and methods with the least environmental impact. Below are a few of the Environmentally-friendly manufacturers whose products we carry. If you have any questions about any eco-friendly products we carry, please do not hesitate to ask one of our sales associates in our store or contact us.
Teko sources all our merino wool from a group of farms in Argentina that have been farming wool organically for decades, in accordance with GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard). tekoMERINO is exceptionally soft, with all the qualities of moisture absorption, insulation and odor control for which premium merino wool is famous.
tekoPOLY™ is light, durable and quick-drying, with a soft, smooth feel. It provides great moisture transfer for long runs, hikes and rides. Its thin fibers are great for those who are fussy about shoe fit (and you know who you are), or those who like their socks to be bright white.
The Boaris combines kick-back styling with a low-profile Vibram® outsole that offers enough traction for spontaneous grunts up the Chumash Trail. Its full-grain leather upper with stain-proof pigskin panels is incredibly abrasion-resistant and breathable. Wicking mesh lining and cork footbed (70% recycled) control moisture and odor; 100% recycled insole provides stable support and underfoot protection for fast-and-light approaches.
Durable and abrasion-resistant full grain leather with pigskin panels that are stain-proof; Durable and abrasion-resistant full grain leather with pigskin panels that are stain-proof; POLI-CORK™ 70% recycled open cell foam footbed has carbon to neutralize odor and cork to move moisture naturally
Patagonia Air Cushion Plus provides shock absorption
2.5mm nylon mid-arch injection-molded shank provides support under the arch and helps give a natural flex at the ball of the foot
100% recycled insole provides support and protection underfoot
Durable stitched outsole construction minimizes use of solvents and adhesives
Low profile Vibram® outsole provides ultimate traction with self-cleaning lugs
Medium width, full toe box, medium arch/instep
The North Face Green Kazoo
Made from 100 percent recycled fabrics, this technical 15ºF down bag sustains three-seasons of exploration. Using the same design as our Blue Kazoo, but incorporating eco-friendly materials, this mummy bag is filled with 600+ goose down, and stuffs down to a compact 8"x17". By using recycled fabrics, each bag reduces energy consumption by 84 percent and CO2 output by 77 percent.
Technical 15ºF down bag, ideal for three-season use
600+ Eastern European goose down fill
Trapezoidal baffle construction
Climashield® HL Green synthetic insulation pads in compression zones
Pertex® 100% recycled polyester ripstop shell
Silky smooth 100% recycled polyester taffeta lining
Seven-chamber sculpted hood with single-point hidden cord lock adjustment
Down-fill draft tube and face-comfort tube with enhanced internal heat trap
Vaulted ergonomic footbox
Ground-level side seams
Glow-in-the-dark zip pull
No-Snag stiffener in zip column
Zip chest-level watch pocket
Sleeping pad retention loops
One nylon storage sack and one siliconized stuffsack included
Kelty Eco Pillow
Made with recycled materials, the Kelty Eco Pillow gives a good night sleep, then compresses to slip into your pack.
Compressible and lightweight
Fill weight: 8 oz. / 0.2 kg
Insulation: Climashield Green
Length: 18" / 46 cm
Material: Shell - RPD315T recycled polyester dobby, Liner - Polyester-cotton (TBD, could be eco fabric on both sides)
Stuff sack handle for easy removal
Stuff sack included
Smith Optics Evolve Techology
Sunglass: By utilizing a new material called Rilsan® Clear, we are creating lightweight, durable, and fully transparent sunglass frames that are over 53% bio-based. Created from easily renewable, non- genetically modified castor plants, Rilsan® Clear frame is combined with FSC certified packaging and a coconut fiber storage bag. Not to be forgotten, each logo plaque is "finished" with a clear water- based protective coating. The end result is a fully considered sunglass and a clearer conscience.
Goggle: In 2008, we introduced goggles made from 96% re-ground urethane. Utilizing recycled material from other companies, we reduced our dependency on virgin urethane. As the next step in our Evolve program, we have integrated Merquinsa's Pearlthane ECO bio-TPU into our goggle line wherever possible. This material is composed of 40% bio-based material, derived from plant-based oils separate from the world’s food supply. Simply put, this new material performs equally as well as
traditional urethane while contributing up to 40% fewer global warming emissions in the
manufacturing of the material.
Helmet: For Smith Evolve helmets, we're utilizing Evolve X-Static, a full feature X-Static fabric that maintains
its high level of performance while being ecologically friendly by using sustainable and renewable
raw materials. Evolve X-Static is initially made by blending up to 50% recycled silver with other recycled
materials to create a performance fabric that is 3.7% X-Static and 96.3% recycled polyester. Fabrics
are then recycled at the end of their lifecycle to recover the silver content for further use. Evolve
X-Static has earned the Oeko-Tex Standard 1000 accreditation, which certifies that they support
human ecology through biocompatibility and the absence of harmful substances in the
Packaging: Our Evolve packaging has been minimized and made from recycled and recyclable post-consumer
products and uses vegetable based inks. All of our Evolve packaging is FSC certified.
Chaco Flip and Leather Flip Eco Tread
Chaco Flip Eco Tread
All flip, no flop. An innovative redesign of the essential summertime sandal.
BioCentric™ footbed with PU formulation oriented towards out-of-box comfort
Fixed straps anchor under mid-foot to eliminate “flop” and promote active use
Nylon toe piece engineered for the perfect blend of durability and comfort
EcoTread outsole features 25% recycled rubber
Chaco Leather Flip Eco Tread
Buttery-soft nubuck leather wraps our supportive BioCentric™ footbed to create a stylish slip-on that not only feels great on your feet, but provides all-day Chaco comfort.
Leather lined BioCentric™ footbed
Soft nubuck upper
Skived and rolled nubuck toe post
EcoTread outsole features 25% recycled rubber
Common Threads Garment Recycling Program: Way too much of what is made these days ends up in the trash at the end of its useful life. At Patagonia, they are actively working to change that. In 2005, Patagonia launched their Common Threads Garment Recycling Program, through which customers could return their worn out Capilene® Performance Baselayers for recycling. Since then, Patagonia has been able to expand the list of recyclable garments to include worn out Patagonia® fleece, Polartec® fleece clothing (from any maker), Patagonia cotton T-shirts, and now some additional polyester and nylon 6 products that carry the Common Threads tag.
Learn more about the Common Threads Garment Recycling Program at: www.patagonia.com
Osprey ReSource Series
The ReSource Series is Osprey's first pack series built almost entirely from recycled materials. Each style includes the exact percentage of recycled materials by content. ReSource represents the next logical green step in our commitment to to true sustainability.
At Osprey, ReSource represents the next logical green step in Osprey's commitment to being the leader in innovative design and quality.
What is recycled PET fabric?
It’s what the ReSource series packs are made from!! Recycled Pet is made from ground up water and soda bottles – the same ones we drink from everyday. PET is the acronym for Polyethylene Terephthalate, a thermoplastic polyester resin. The introduction of recycled Pet as a pack fabric provides a key component of the ReSource Series.
100% recycled PET fabric
Minimum 70% total recycled materials by content
100% Recycled mesh pockets
60% recycled content spacer mesh
55% recycled stretch woven pockets
100% recycled binding tape
100% recycled webbing
Recycled buckles – reground from buckle scrap
100% recycled fabric zipper pulls
Learn more about Osprey's ReSource program at: www.ospreypacks.com/Packs/ReSourceSeriesRecycledMaterials/
The mission of Infinicup is "to facilitate a quantum leap in the cultural shift to a sustainable, waste-free lifestyle, making it easty, fun, and immediately doable." They "design and proliferate appealing products that empower people to eliminate the use of disposable paper, plastic, and styrofoam, as well as biodegradable and recyclable materials that waste energy in production, packaging, shipping, and processing." The original Infinicup and Knork (a stainless steel fork with a cutting edge) are available now.