Climate change is a big deal for a lot of reasons, but ask a skier or snowboarder about it and you’ll probably hear that one of their top worries is the inevitable decline of snow. That’s why boarding phenomenon Gretchen Bleiler is working with organizations like Aspen Snowmass Save Snow that examine how ski resorts are adding to climate change.
And she also created an eco-friendly snowboarding jacket and pant with Oakley . The En Bleiler set is made using Eco Storm fabric. It’s lightweight, wind-resistant and water-repellent like any good traditional winter gear fabric, but this one is created from recycled polyester through a closed loop polyester recycling system that reduces energy and carbon dioxide emissions. Plus, solvents aren’t used in production. And if you fall on the slopes one too many times, the clothing can be recycled back into the system. Go Gretchen!