We knew the key to making a successful recyclable product was making an easily recyclable product, and that meant a mono-polymer approach was needed.
Mono-polymer design means creating a product that’s nearly entirely made from a single material family. (Currently, the easiest consumer goods material to recycle is polyester, so that's where we set our sights.)
While basic outdoor gear might typically use anywhere from a half-dozen to a dozen different materials, we have to simplify our Endless Promise designs down to just a few.
Our newest EP down sleeping bags then required cracking the code of how to recycle organic insulation. Los Angeles–based Allied Feather & Down is our key partner in this endeavor; they've mastered the art of extracting, cleaning, and reviving down for use in a future item.
Ambercycle has innovated a method for breaking things down to a molecular level in order to produce a stronger, infinitely recyclable new material.
Through these partnerships, and the support of Endless Promise® customers, we hope to one day produce new products made from our old ones.
The Elements of an Endless Promise® Product
We prioritize materials that have lower carbon emissions, like recycled polyester.
Simple patterns are favored, with everything from seam location and accessory choice considered for its ability to be easily fixed or replaced.
With the help of dedicated resale partners, we’ve created convenient pathways for passing usable gear on to the next enthusiastic adventurer.
The most crucial element of circularity and the toughest to achieve, recyclability is the lynchpin of Endless Promise. We develop complex products using a single type of material to ensure total recyclability at the end of use.