Member Organisations

Re-Action member organisations are businesses, not-for-profits and clubs in the outdoor industry. They work with their communities to introduce circular models to reduce waste and carbon emissions and to save resources. Find out more about our members and the great work they are doing.

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One Tree at a Time | Montagne Verte | EcoSki | ReRunBluebird Exchange | Outside.co.uk | RunRun Belgique | The Little Loop | WhoSki.com | Sheffield Clothing Repair | KitUp | WhiteStorm | Tentshare | Earth RunsCirkel Supply Co | Preloved Sports | Ran By Nature | Snowdonia Gear Repair | Little ReCreations | Kitsquad

One Tree at a Time

One Tree at a Time

onetreeatatime.fr

One Tree at a Time is the founding member of Re-Action. Based in the French Alps, One Tree has been rescuing ski clothing and equipment from local businesses and individuals and reviving it ready for resale in their community hub and shop.

  • They began by holding ‘Fix it’ events to encourage their community to mend their existing kit rather than buy new. These events generated a lot of interest as well as keeping loads of items of ski clothing out of landfill.

  • The One Tree team has embraced “craftivism” (using crafts for action). They also invented the “crafternoon”, a weekly get-together to repair, sew, knit and be creative.

  • Their funds are used to run educational community workshops and to plant trees that encourage agricultural biodiversity in Africa.


Montagne Verte

Montagne Verte

montagnevertemorzine.com

Montagne Verte was founded in the resort town of Morzine, France, to develop solutions to help the mountains, people and biodiversity thrive. They exist to inform, inspire, encourage and integrate with their community and to educate and support businesses to become more sustainable.

  • They run a shop space where they sell pre-loved clothing to keep as much kit in circulation as possible.

  • Campaigning is a big part of what they do. Their latest campaigns have been centred on encouraging low carbon travel to, from and in resort.

  • The team have pooled their knowledge and resources to provide advice for businesses taking their pact to reduce waste.


EcoSki

EcoSki

ecoski.co.uk

EcoSki is an online retailer of ski and snowboard clothing. It exists to challenge the linear make-take-dispose model of ski wear production and ownership. Their goal is to help skiers make better choices, limit unnecessary purchases (and waste) and keep this hard-wearing kit in circulation for longer.

  • They help skiers repair their existing kit, to help reduce waste and keep clothing on the mountain for longer.

  • Their rental model reduces the need for people to buy ski clothing that they only use for one week a year.

  • Ecoski has planted thousands of trees in Madagascar via Ski for Trees.


Re-Run

Recognising the intrinsic value in running and cycling clothing, the team at ReRun has been exploring ways to close the loop and reduce the huge amounts of waste generated by race events. They also repurpose and resell shoes and clothing that have no end of life plan.

  • ReRun recover, repair (if needed) and resell pre-loved running kit on their website.

  • They educate runners how to take care of their kit to prolong its life (especially shoes). They also lobby manufacturers to consider the full lifecycle of their products.

  • ReRun have donated tonnes of clothing to refugees and to running groups working with vulnerable people in the UK.


Bluebird Exchange

Bluebird Exchange

bluebirdexchange.co.uk

Stephen Cousins, couldn’t believe there wasn’t a market place for affordable second hand outdoor gear. He therefore set out on a one man mission to create one. On his journey he was shocked to learn about the amount of clothing that is sent to landfill. Driven by a belief that the outdoors should be more environmentally friendly, affordable and inclusive he set up Bluebird Exchange.

  • Bluebird Exchange recovers clothing and equipment through donations and repair and list items for sale on their website.

  • They run workshops to educate people within the outdoor sector how to implement circular models for a more sustainable future.

  • Stephen works with charities to get school uniform and outdoor clothing to people who can’t afford to buy it themselves.


Outside.co.uk

Outside.co.uk

outside.co.uk

Outside.co.uk is an outdoor shop located in Hathersage in the Peak District in the UK. Driven by a passion for the outdoors, they are starting to introduce more sustainable practices to help protect, and encourage others to protect their local environment.

  • Outside have introduced a donation bin and a second hand rail in their shop. They also offer a repair service in conjunction with Sheffield Clothing Repair, to help keep good kit in circulation.

  • They have installed solar panels to generate electricity to run their shop.

  • They are involved in a local project to restore peatlands. Peatlands provide an essential carbon store, are a habitat for wildlife, and have an important role in water management.


RunRun Belgique

RunRun Belgique

runrunbelgique.be

RunRun Belgique love running. Their mission is to combat the overproduction, overconsumption, waste and carbon emissions generated by the running industry. They want people to continue to enjoy running whilst causing the minimum amount of harm to the planet.

  • Fred & Jérome rescue running kit, reinvigorate it where needed (they have amazing skills at breathing new life into running shoes) and sell it on, giving it a new lease of life.

  • They spread the word at every running event they attend, lobbying organisers to stop producing wasteful finisher t-shirts.

  • They donate some of their profits to plant trees to help combat the effect of CO2 emissions.


The Little Loop

The Little Loop

thelittleloop.com

The Little Loop is a shared wardrobe for children. It is a way for parents to rent children’s clothing and when the season changes or they grow out of it, they can simply swap them.

  • The Little Loop model keeps clothing in use for a year longer than it would be used otherwise.

  • They have reduced the environmental impact of children’s clothes by a whopping 80% (80% less CO2 emission and 80% less water). Now that is something to be proud of.

  • They use zero waste packaging and not one item of clothing goes to landfill. At the end of their life, some clothes are used to make patches to repair other items and the rest is recycled by their partners at the Salvation Army.


WhoSki.com

WhoSki.com

whoski.com

WhoSki.com is a peer to peer website for selling pre-loved ski gear. goal is to promote sustainability in the winter sports sector, keep textiles out of landfill and help make it easier for people buy affordable ski and snowboard clothing.

  • WhoSki’s peer to peer platform allows people to list kit they no longer use and helps others buy pre-loved rather than brand new.

  • WhoSki help people #skigreen with their directory of sustainable businesses, resorts and resources within the winter sports industry. Easy to access on their website, it helps everyone make climate-friendly decisions about their ski/snowboard activities.

  • WhoSki donate 25% of its commission on every sale to teenage mental health charity stem4.


Sheffield Clothing Repair

Sheffield Clothing Repair

sheffieldclothingrepair.com

Becky at Sheffield Clothing Repair gives old or damaged clothes a new lease of life. She specialises in repairing outdoor clothing on a (very eco-friendly) manual Singer sewing machine.

  • Nothing goes to waste. Becky uses as much reclaimed material as possible to make her repairs. She also contacts brands directly for matching materials and spares.

  • She is working with Outside.co.uk, providing a valuable repair service to their shop customers.

  • They use zero waste packaging and not one item of clothing goes to landfill. At the end of their life, some clothes are used to make patches to repair other items and the rest is recycled by their partners at the Salvation Army.


KitUp
KitUp is the AirBnB for outdoor equipment. It allows us all to get outdoors more often, in a cheaper and more sustainable way.

 

  • Their circular model ensures that our kit gets the use that it was made for, rather than gathering dust in the garage.

  • They educate their community with newsletters on key environmental updates, how to be environmentally conscious when outdoors, and about the latest sustainable clothing and equipment.

  • KitUp is going through the B-Corp Impact Assessment as well as joining 1% For the Planet.


White Storm

White Storm

whitestorm.fr

White Storm specialises in ski rental in Meribel and Courchevel. A passionate independent alpine business peopled by real ski and snowboard enthusiasts with a professional service, a great range of skis & snowboards & a mobile fitting service.

  • White Storm have teamed up with One Tree at a Time to reduce their environmental impact by recycling, reducing energy & fuel consumption, switching to eco-wax and more.

  • They support the Snow Camp charity that works with disadvantaged inner city youths to encourage a love of snow sports and the outdoors.

  • Their partnership with One Tree lead them to trial a rental rail of repurposed ski jackets and pants (that may otherwise have ended up in landfill). The service was a huge success and they have plans to expand it next season.


Tentshare

Tentshare

tentshare.co.uk

Tentshare’s mission is to contribute to a more sustainable way of living without compromise. Tentshare is committed to creating a sharing, caring, camping community.

  • Campers can make money by renting their tent to others in their local community. If you don’t own a tent, you can save money by renting a tent from someone in your local community. The Tentshare community is helping to reduce consumption and waste whilst also contributing to the local and circular economy.

  • Tentshare is collaborating with Camplight to reduce tent waste at festivals. Did you know that renting a tent and taking the train reduces your festival carbon emissions by up to 75%?
  • Tentshare encourages people outside to reconnect with nature and the magnificent earth we live on by promoting camping.


Earth Runs

Earth Runs

earthruns.com

Earth Runs inspire people to get active and rewards them by planting trees and protecting wild areas, showing them the positive impact their activity has on our natural world. Earth Runs works with organisations, event organisers and schools to promote an active lifestyle that gives back to the planet.

  • Knowing that people still like to have a tangible award for completing a challenge, Earth Runs has developed the first ever biodegradable seeded medal. Handmade from recycled paper by Social Enterprises and micro-businesses to minimise industrial waste.
  • Every runner, walker or roller that takes part in an Earth Runs challenge receives an Impact Report to see what a difference they have made to the planet, the wildlife and the people who plant the trees.
  • To date, they have planted over 60,000 trees, inspired 30,000 miles of activities and saved 10,000 cheap medals from going to landfill.

Cirkel Supply Co.

Cirkel Supply Co.

cirkelsupply.com

Cirkel Supply Co specialise in apparel rental to offer skiers & snowboarders a circular way to reduce the impact of their sports by renting premium outerwear in Switzerland. Renters book their gear through Cirkel’s online platform and receive their rental package at their destination.

  • Working with responsible brands, they enable occasional adventurers to access quality gear while reducing overconsumption. Cirkel’s model leverages repair and resale to keep kit in use for longer and extend its lifespan when it is no longer fit for rental.

  • A business model life cycle assessment estimates Cirkel emits 76% less CO2 than equivalent linear sales. They are committed to reducing rental’s impact through consumer research, measurement and mitigation.
  • Cirkel Supply Co. is on a mission to make outdoor adventures more sustainable and accessible to everyone: buy less, use more, go explore!


Preloved Sports

Preloved Sports

PrelovedSports.org.uk
Preloved Sports aim to give your sports clothing, accessories, shoes and technology a new home, raising money for charity and reducing the impact on the environment.

 

  • Preloved Sports rely on the generosity of others who donate their running, cycling or fitness clothing/footwear which they then resell on their website, donating all profits to charity.

  • They aim to educate consumers to shop responsibly and where necessary, repair to prolong the life of their items, reducing the impact on the local environment and saving the consumer money.

  • Preloved Sports has donated boxes of clothing and footwear to charities who help individuals in need and we’re currently working on incentives to help provide items to those who are struggling with the cost-of-living crisis.


Ran By Nature

Ran By Nature

RanByNature.com

Ran By Nature is an adaptable and sustainable activewear brand, where inclusivity and sustainability are top priority.

  • All clothing is ethically and sustainably made in Newcastle (UK). Using certified recycled/organic fabric, thread, trimmings and packaging. The few fabric scraps that are leftover are used to make their zero waste scrunchies. Their goal is to increase accessibility in the sport and fitness industry whilst taking care of the environment.

  • Ran By Nature regularly run campaigns to donate clothing to charities such as The Movement Charity – supporting women through trauma informed exercise. They also have a repair, and rewear section of their website where they encourage people to mend and extend their activewear.
  • A huge part of their mission is about giving back and including everyone, so Ran By Nature have pledged to give 10% of their profits to charity.


Snowdonia Gear Repair

Snowdonia Gear Repair

SnowdoniaGearRepair.co.uk

Snowdonia Gear Repair specialise in repairs and alterations for outdoor clothing and equipment. From sewn patches to tent zippers, their goal is to get you back outside in the gear you love.

  • Their mission is to deliver the highest quality repair service, maximising your gears lifespan and leaving the smallest footprint we can on the planet.

  • Founder Rosanna runs regular pop up repair events. Recently she ran a repair day at the Women in Mountain Training Conference. These events encourage repair and skills sharing.
  • Rosanna realised that her background in engineering paired with her love of sewing provided the perfect ingredients for a repair shop. After a few conversations with family and friends, the demand for the service became clearly obvious. Fast forward a year later, and Snowdonia Gear Repair was formed.


Little ReCreations

Little ReCreations

LittleReCreations.co.uk

Little ReCreations are committed to salvaging reusable materials, reducing landfill, up-cycling vibrant decorations & educating the world in the magic of the circular economy.

  • Creating large and eye-catching decor which can be hired out for all kinds of events & celebrations. All of the decorations are handmade and either created from salvaged festival waste, donated items on route to landfill or repurposed from other items rescued from their travels.

  • Little ReCreations run up-cycled waste workshops for festivals and corporate team building days.
  • 20% of Little ReCreations profits made go to charity. They’re also involved in all kinds of fantastic collaborations and community ventures.


Kitsquad

Kitsquad

Kitsquad.co.uk

Kitsquad provides a platform where the members of the our outdoor community can donate no longer needed gear. It’s then passed onto low income individuals and families, helping to get them outdoors.

  • Kitsquad’s scheme is dependent on the generosity of the outdoor community and their recognition that they are able to responsibly pass on some of their outdoor gear, keeping this clothing and equipment used within the environment it was designed for.

  • Kitsquad has supplied many low income beneficiaries with outdoor gear. Low income should never be a barrier for someone getting outdoors and gaining from the physical and mental health benefits associated with nature.

  • By recycling, reusing and renewing outdoor adventure gear, Kitsquad provide a tailored avenue where this equipment can donated. This increases the chances that it will be used within the environment it was designed for and reduces the risk of it being lost within the general recycling network.


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