Sustainability: The Top Winter Trend for the 2019-2020 Ski Season
Accordingto the ISPO, sustainability is one of the leadingtrends in winter sports. Basically, everyone’s looking for ways to lessen theirimpact on the environment and continue to enjoy the sport they love. After all,how can you go skiing if there are no powdery mountains to ski on?
Making A Future for Our Slopes
Aspeople look towards sustainable practices, brands are starting to step up. Patagonia, for example, is working to eliminate ormitigate all their carbon emissions by 2025.
Anotherway manufacturers have answered is by developing new materials. Innovationssuch as insulation made from recyclable and biodegradable fibers andalternatives to products made from petroleum-based sources are slowly gainingtraction.
Whilethis is definitely a step in the right direction, it’ll take a while before yousee them being worn by the average skier. But you don’t have to wait for thatto happen. Each of us can contribute in our own way right now.
We’re Doing Our Part, Too
Since KitLender started, we’ve delivered more than 16,000 kits to customers all aroundthe country. In 2019 alone, over 12.1 tons of gear have made their way to themountains and back to our doors.
We doour best to make sure that every piece is used as much as it can be, even ifit’s not by our customers. Older items (that are still perfectly usable) areeither sold or donated so that they can continue to do the job they were madefor instead of being thrown away.
Youdon’t have to buy a set of ski wear only to get rid of it after a couple ofseasons. We help provide an alternative that gets that gear where it needs tobe—worn by skiers and not piled up in a landfill.
How You Can Do Yours
Ifyou’re only using it for a few weekends, buying an entire set of ski wear canbe hard to justify. Besides, who knows if what you buy today will still befashionable by next season?
Ifyou’re not exactly a die-hard skier, renting might be a better option. You canchoose from one of our kits that come in the latest designs from brandslike The North Face, Patagonia, Obermeyer, and more.
Onaverage, our kits will save you about 80% of the cost of an entire skiingoutfit. At the same time, you’ll be helping out the environment bymaking sure no piece of gear goes to waste. Check out our collection and getkitted out today!