A little bit about EcoSki
A truck full of textiles is thrown away every second, even though it took countless resources to produce. Meanwhile our planet is heating up and our glaciers are retreating.
Skiing is by no means a clean sport. Travelling to the mountains, the infrastructure needed to run the resort and the vast amount of clothing and equipment required. It all impacts the environment.
We care about how things are made, how manufacturers and suppliers are treated, and what happens to our skiwear next. We believe that what goes into the clothes we wear should be as common a question as what goes into the food we eat
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There are ski brands out there who are dedicated to producing the best technical wear and are equally passionate about limiting their social and environmental impact.
We acknowledge however that no matter how “friendly” our ski kit is, the current linear “make - take - dispose” model is broken and needs fixing.
We want to help skiers make better choices, limit unnecessary purchases (and waste) and keep this hard-wearing kit in circulation for longer.
To do so we have provided 4 very clear choices: Repair, Rent, Preowned or New “kit with a conscience”. All of which will be providing a more positive step towards a circular solution.
Join us on our mission to become more conscious and responsible; stopping to think about the ingredients in each item of clothing.
Message from Rachael Westbrook, Founder
Welcome to my EcoSki adventure, an offering full of great ski gear and a platform for sharing, innovating and inspiring.
The EcoSki journey began in 2018 when I was struggling to find brands that I loved and respected at the same time. During my research, I discovered an incredible but relatively unknown Swedish brand called Woolpower, and then found Picture, icebreaker and Patagonia — all doing inspirational things to produce hard-wearing kit in a kinder way for both people and the planet.
Seeing what these brands were doing inspired me to develop EcoSki to make it easier for other skiers to make better choices and understand how to meaningfully reduce their impact and help protect the very thing we all love — the mountains.
We only stock the more environmentally and socially responsible kit available, it’s a carefully curated range that has been hand-picked by myself and my team. We have made this kit available to buy or borrow — whichever route suits you best.
Of course nothing and no one is perfect — everything we produce and do comes at a cost to the environment — but all of our stock meets strict baseline requirement of being more responsibly sourced and made, PFC free, recycled and/or recyclable. It is what I often refer to as “kit with a conscience”.
I’m so proud of how far we have come in just two short (exhausting!) years. The growing EcoSki team and our wonderful consultants and ambassadors all have so many ideas, plans and share my passion to continue to do what we love, but to just do it better!
We’d love for you to join our journey — which you can do so by signing up to our newsletter — together we really can make meaningful change. Here's to an incredible season ahead!
Thank you for your support, it means the world.