Sustainability in Sportswear - Stories and blog on ethical and ecological values

Crossing Oceans to Solve Sustainability Quest - Story By Maike Brinksma

Crossing Oceans to Solve Sustainability Quest - Story By Maike Brinksma

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Over the past 6 weeks, I have been part of a sustainability think tank. But not just an ordinary one: a sailing one. Together with 17 other young professionals and students, I crossed the Atlantic Ocean. Our mission: to help a big technology company in the Netherlands become more sustainable and with that: inspire and motivate installers to drive the energy transition.
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How Can We Protect Our Winters? - Interview With POW Ambassador Jani Johansén

How Can We Protect Our Winters? - Interview With POW Ambassador Jani Johansén

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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.

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Bees and Honey - Protecting the Small and Sweet with Sugar Daddies

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The wellbeing of bees and the education of their importance is part of Weekendbee´s mission, so we joined forces with Sugar Daddies Co to spread this sweet message around the world. We talked with one of the Daddies, Ville Rinta, about flowers, bees, and honey.
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Loving the Baltic Sea – Interview with awarded underwater photographer Pekka Tuuri

Loving the Baltic Sea – Interview with awarded underwater photographer Pekka Tuuri

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Pekka Tuuri is an awarded Finnish underwater photographer from Espoo. His background is in engineering but nowadays he spends a big part of his life underwater capturing the beautiful, rarely seen world of the Baltic Sea and lakes in Finland.
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How to Prepare for Winter Running - Story of Saana, a Runner from Tromsø

How to Prepare for Winter Running - Story of Saana, a Runner from Tromsø

2 min read

When it´s cold and dark, the first step of the run, stepping out of the front door can feel overwhelmingly difficult. This is something that Saana, a Finnish woman living above the arctic circle, knows well. Saana lives in Tromsø with her family of two children and a husband. She tells us now, why she loves running and how she survives the long winter with her favorite sport.
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Choosing the Best Sustainable CrossFit Clothing

Choosing the Best Sustainable CrossFit Clothing

2 min read

CrossFit can be a demanding sport for clothing because of the variety of activities like weightlifting, burpees, running and gymnastics that they need to endure and support. We asked from CrossFit athlete and coach Elli Gromov, what she thinks is important for the clothing she wears in the box. 
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What Clothing to Wear for Winter Cycling and Other Tips for Beginners

What Clothing to Wear for Winter Cycling and Other Tips for Beginners

2 min read

Winter cycling can be fun if you have the right gear. Like many other winter sports, it is more rewarding if you have made some preparations with the gear first. We interviewed the cycling experts from Keli Clothing to give us some tips for the coming cold, dark and slippery cycling season. 

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Why mulesing-free merino wool is more sustainable?

Why mulesing-free merino wool is more sustainable?

2 min read

Merino wool is known to be the favorite material of many outdoor enthusiasts. It´s the perfect fabric for varying outdoor conditions when you need to stay warm in a cold climate or stay cool in a warm climate. So why should we pay attention that our favorite merino wool sportswear is mulesing-free? 
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What is sustainability in the sportswear industry?

What is sustainability in the sportswear industry?

2 min read

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.

 

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It´s raining PFC´s - Stay Dry Chemical Free

It´s raining PFC´s - Stay Dry Chemical Free

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We all want to stay dry when it's raining cats and dogs but at what cost. PFC (perfluorocarbons) are chemicals that are used in technical garments to make them water repellent. PFC are chemicals that are released into the air when making and using a product and they are harmful to the environment and people.
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Organic cotton clothing - Why is it Important to Choose Organic and Recycled Cotton?

Organic cotton clothing - Why is it Important to Choose Organic and Recycled Cotton?

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Conventionally grown cotton uses more insecticides than any other crop in the world. These toxins can be deadly for the farmers, the factory workers, us as consumers and the wildlife ecosystems. 

Organic and recycled cotton is slowly getting more popular when clothing manufacturers replace conventionally grown cotton fabrics with organic or recycled materials.

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Fight Against Ocean Plastic Pollution

Fight Against Ocean Plastic Pollution

2 min read

Traveling in Asian countries has truly opened our eyes for the ocean plastic problem. Nowhere else have we encountered such a sad sight of huge piles of plastic on the reefs, in the water, beaches and backyards of local people. Even though commercial fishing and other industries are mainly to blame on this problem, it's still easiest to see with your own eyes when walking on the paradise beaches and hopefully it will sparkle the inspiration to change one's own behavior.

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