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(TreeHugger) ‘Ethical Consumer Asks: Who Makes Ethical Outdoor Gear?’

An excerpt:  Ethical Consumer is a British not-for-profit co-operative, who are, in their own words, “dedicated to the promotion of universal human rights, environmental sustainability and animal welfare. We produce independent research into the social and environmental records of companies, and to inform the development of ethical consumerism.”

One of their latest such reports is their 62 page Outdoor Gear Special, which rather than ranking individual products, scores the companies behind the gear. And it sure makes for intriguing reading. Nearly 30 brands are assessed for their waterproof jackets, with similar scrutiny for fleeces, walking boots, sleeping bags, tents and rucksacks…

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