Closing the loop on outdoor gear.
Dirtbags are joining forces with a new non-profit organisation to save yet even more textiles from landill.
While we use all of the otherwise unusable fabrics and components, Outdoor Gear for Good resell all of the products still good for use. All of the profits are then sent to the European Outdoor Conservation Association, funding projects throughout the UK and Europe to help preserve our beautiful green spaces.
This means that between the two of us; faulty returns, samples, offcuts, retired gear and deadstock, stay out of the bin and put back to good use.
So how does the collaboration work? We are two separate businesses, but we are just working in the same space. Dirtbags will have a sewing workshop downstairs while the upstairs can store the stock for Outdoor Gear for Good. Operating in the same space means we can share ideas, and pass useable / unusable textiles between us.
What’s ace about our new space is the opportunity to be able to create a corner showing off our products. Right in the front entrance we have created a ‘mini store’ where the general public are welcome to bob in and see what we have to offer, something we weren’t able to do in our previous property.