Nothing new anymore, that fashion is one of the most polluting industries on this planet. They say that about 84% of textiles end up in the landfill, within the first year of purchasing it!
As skiers and snowboarders, we are connected to the environment, but our gear and habits can sometimes live in conflict with environmental ideals. While living and recreating will always have a give and take with environmentalism, one way we can reduce our impact is by purchasing gear from companies that produce sustainably at the forefront.
This year we have been saving bees, exploring our carbon footprint and protecting our winters
Tested in Nordic conditions, "Made In Finland" is a guarantee that the product will keep you warm and dry in all weather conditions. Choosing local Finnish products delights and supports the local clothing companies.
Get to know Weekendbee's Finnish, sustainable sportswear brands here.
Wool outperforms any other fabrics when it comes to moisture-wicking, warmth and odor-fighting capabilities. Merino wool is known for its quality, softness and ability to regulate body temperature even during high-intensity activity. Wool fibers have scales that are removed to make the fiber soft and comfortable using a unique process that is chlorine-free. Weekendbee offers only 100 % mulesing-free merino wool products.
Merino is naturally anti-bacterial and it doesn’t stink like synthetic fibers, so you don’t have to wash the shirt so often – drying and airing it out is usually enough.
So why should we pay attention that our favorite merino wool sportswear is mulesing-free?
Weekendbee got featured in Good News From Finland site:
"The aim of Weekendbee is to inspire and encourage people both to go outdoors and to reconsider what and how they consume.
In its first year, Weekendbee has been growing steadily. The site exists in English and Finnish, and so far international growth has happened organically. First, the plan is to learn a few lessons at home, and then put a full focus on foreign markets. The countries to be targeted will be chosen based on their interest and maturity in both sustainability and outdoors."
Thick and fluffy down jackets are the Nordic winter saviors. Fortunately, more attention has been paid to ethical down production and other responsible, vegan-free clothing alternatives are also available.
At Weekendbee, you will always find on every product site the material and sustainability information. Here are our favorite down and vegan jackets to keep you warm this winter >>
The clothing and textile manufacturing industry have an intense environmental impact. Our clothes are usually originally from fields, sheep´s back or oil well and the process of turning the raw material from fiber to fabric uses huge amounts of water, chemicals, labor, and other processing resources.
No clothing brand is 100% sustainable but we at Weekendbee want to offer you the best possible solutions.
SPOILER ALERT! This story includes only outdoor greetings - NONE Black Friday offers!
Black Friday shopping campaigns have grown from one day event into a full-week shopping hysteria. On the eve of Black Friday (and Christmas shopping), we have a good time to reflect on our shopping habits.
Do you buy the necessities? Do you repair, recycle or swap clothes with friends? Most sustainable is to leave all unnecessary purchases into the store, this also saves your time and money to spend more time in the outdoors!
Weekendbee loves outdoor life! Read here our team's and Tesbees' outdoor greetings. Share your moments also with us using #happyoutside hashtag.
We at Weekendbee love snowy winters and we want to have them in the future as well. That is why we support Protect Our Winters Finland in their mission to fight against climate change. Together we can raise the discussion and make actions that have an effect for the future.
We got an interview with POW-ambassador Jani Johansén who tells us, why he loves the winters and why he wants to protect them.
All hikers, long-distance runners and endurance athletes know that food and getting the right nutrition is one of the key players when hitting the trails.
As Sophia and Mike are enthusiastic trail runners and vegetarians, who this year did really well at Ultravasan 90k, Höga Kusten 43 k.
In this post, Sophia and Mikael will tell us about their pre-race preparations and which are their favorite fueling vegetarian foods.
Durability, versatility, and sustainability play an essential role when men are choosing their activewear