NEMO, an award-winning designer of outdoor gear and accessories that are built to improve the experience of adventure, has won another award for its 100K Polybag Elimination Project, this time, from New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility (NHBSR). The project was also awarded the GOOD Green Design earlier this year from the Chicago Anthenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. This is also the second award NEMO has won from NHBSR—in 2018, it was recognized as a small business leader for the environment.
NHBSR spotlighted the inspiring sustainability efforts of fourteen companies and nonprofits at their 7th Annual Sustainability Slam on Nov. 4. The event not only highlighted local stories of impact, but also virtually brought together over 100 sustainability professionals and business leaders from many industries to connect, share, and learn from each other. The finalists demonstrated positive change in many areas including workplace inclusivity, waste reduction, clean energy, advocacy, purpose driven leadership and creativity. NEMO was recognized as a small business leader in the Workplace category.
The 100K Polybag Elimination Project, a partnership project created with DAC, its tent pole manufacturer, is an example of how combining forces through the supply chain can create new possibilities. NEMO has been able to not only remove an unnecessary polybag from its packaging, but also reduce the resources needed to make a sewn pole bag. The Repreve® recycled, undyed, uncoated fabric bag with recycled thread uses less energy and water to manufacture. There is no webbing, cord, or plastic hardware, minimizing materials and creating a straight-forward solution. On average, 1.3 plastic bottles are repurposed per bag. DAC continues to offer this solution to its other brand partners, magnifying the impact.
“NEMO is a proud member of New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility,” said Theresa Conn, Global Distribution & Sustainability Manager. “It’s a great platform to share our story of global collaboration while also connecting with fellow NH businesses that are inspiring and leading positive change.”
NEMO is a New Hampshire-based outdoor gear design company known for creating award-winning products that are built to last, comfortable and fun to use. Named the fastest growing camping brand in 2021 by NPD Group, NEMO has also been recognized by New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility as a small business leader for the environment, and has won over 100 major awards for its designs since its founding in 2002. NEMO’s reputation for design innovation across its product lines—tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, camp accessories and furniture—is an outgrowth of its design philosophy to never bring anything to market that doesn’t offer a meaningfully better experience. NEMO’s team of designers and engineers are motivated by a passion for outdoor adventure and sustainability.
New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility convenes, inspires and supports businesses and their community stakeholders to improve our workplace, our communities and the environment. Find out more at nhbsr.org.