In an effort to showcase the outdoor industry’s 10+ years of leadership in sustainable business and supply chain management via the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) Sustainability Working Group, this comprehensive report benchmarks the industry’s sustainability efforts, allows companies to see how they compare to other companies of their size and

2018 Special Report on Fishing

In 2017, more than 49 million Americans from across the country took to the nation’s waterways to enjoy recreational fishing. People shed from shorelines, boats and riverbanks. Some kept their catch. Others released. But, they were all unified by the simple joy of fishing. For the ninth year in a

Almost half—49.0%—of the US population ages 6 and over participated in an outdoor activity at least once in 2017. This continues three years of slight growth in outdoor participation. During the calendar year, outdoor activities attracted 13.6 million participants who tried outdoor activities for the 1st time or returned after

Environmental LifeCycle Assessment INSQIN® A study comparing ecological performance of waterborne and solventborne PU synthetic coated material from raw materials to coated fabric production. Background to this study – we wished to understand better the environmental impact of INSQIN® from Life Cycle point of view. INSQIN® waterborne PU chemicals are supplied

Jill Dumain of bluesign will provide an introductory dive into the bluesign system, recognized as the most comprehensive method to ensure the chemical integrity of a product’s materials. She will address common challenges to supply chain sustainability and how understanding your chemical footprint – from chemical supplier to finished products – are

2017 American Camper Report

PRESENTED BY THE COLEMAN COMPANY, INC. AND THE OUTDOOR FOUNDATION Camping is one of America’s favorite outdoor activities, attracting 40.5 million participants in 2016. Americans participated in the activity in various ways, camping in a conventional tent, enjoying the comforts of an RV, relaxing in a cabin or roughing it

Make Your Passion Your Paycheck

Whether your passion is rock climbing, camping, skiing, yoga or scuba diving, starting a company that combines your passion with the opportunity to pay your bills can be exciting and overwhelming. Perhaps the scariest part of any such endeavor is that we simply don’t know what we don’t know. And

OUTDOOR RECREATION MAKES AMERICA STRONGER Outdoor recreation is among our nation’s largest economic sectors. From the smallest rural towns to the most densely packed cities, outdoor recreation powers a vast economic engine that creates billions in spending and millions of good – paying American jobs. When we invest the foundation of the recreation economy, our public



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