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Trip Report: Guatemala

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Trip Report: Guatemala

A few weeks ago, we went down to Guatemala to visit our manufacturing partner’s production plant. The trip allowed us to spend some time with all the folks there, check quality control on current production and working conditions, and initiate the development of some new products.  It was an action-packed week that left our team excited about a number of great things ahead.  For starters, our partners were very enthusiastic about advancements in our current product line. The technology of making a 100% recycled garment just keeps getting better, and we’re thrilled to see the style, comfort and durability of our products continually improving. It was...

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ART EXHI 2016

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ART EXHI 2016

Lauren Silvera is an inspiring up-and-coming artist in Kingston, Jamaica, with her eye on the environment. Lauren and her classmates in the Art Society at Saint Andrew High School for Girls are currently selling Recover drawstring backpacks to raise money for their upcoming art show, ART EXHI 2016, which also hopes to also draw attention to Jamaica’s problems with plastic pollution “In Jamaica there’s a major plastic issue and it stems from a poverty issue,” says Silvera, who we met last summer at the Island School when she served as the Jamaican Student Ambassador to the 5 Gyres Youth Action Summit. “All over...

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Trip Report: 2016 USA Cycling Cyclo-Cross Nationals

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Trip Report: 2016 USA Cycling Cyclo-Cross Nationals

Bike nuts weren’t the only ones to invade the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC last week for the 2016 USA Cycling Cyclo-Cross National Championships. Recover and the Western North Carolina Outdoor Gear Builders were also set up in Antler Village to tell the masses about all of the great outdoor products made in the Old North State. What a week it was! When we weren’t talking to folks about sustainable apparel, we were taking in the races. By Sunday, we had watched everyone from Santa Claus to 12-straight National Champion Katie Compton take on “the best course in history,” a...

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Innova Disc Golf

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Innova Disc Golf

In 1983, Dave Dunniplace changed the landscape of disc golf with “The Eagle,” the “World’s first disc designed specifically for the sport of Disc Golf.” Over three decades later, Innova is still the worldwide leader in the sport, consistently producing the most innovative and durable discs around. The company outfits Disc Golfers of all skill levels, from 12-time World Champion Ken Climo to the novice searching for a driver in the undergrowth. Innova’s wide selection of discs and four category ratings system (Speed, Glide, Turn, Fade) ensures that everyone has the best possible option available at any turn on the...

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Outdoor Gear Builders of Western North Carolina 2015 Holiday Gift Guide!

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Outdoor Gear Builders of Western North Carolina 2015 Holiday Gift Guide!

Are you crazy about the outdoors but still coming up short with gift suggestions for Santa this year? Or maybe you’re looking for something for a sister, brother, friend, aunt, or coworker who loves adventures? In either case, the Outdoor Gear Builders of Western North Carolina are here to rescue you with outdoor gear and accessories for any budget, and for any interest! Happy holidays, y’all! Astral – The Aquanaut Shoe $119.95Astraldesigns.com – Men’s and Women’s. The trails around Asheville are just as steep and technical as the rivers. So Astral designed a multi-sport shoe that can dig in the...

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