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The holidays are coming up and that means many of us have to (willingly or unwillingly) take the plunge into the complicated world of consumerism. 

We understand that it can feel like a tough place to navigate when it comes to your impact and sustainability practices. That’s why we have you covered!

We’ve prepared another edition of POW Canada’s Holiday Trail Map! From products made from landfill waste, to sustainable wool, many of our brand partners the best combination of a quality sustainable product.

Want another bonus? They help raise crucial funds for our advocacy efforts and our programs at Protect Our Winters Canada.


1. POW Collection

Our Action Apparel Collection allows you to let others know that you are a proud POW supporter. We have collaborated with sustainable producers across Canada to bring you the latest and greatest style. Support POW Canada with its new line of sustainable merch for all your adventures! 90% of the proceeds are given back to POW to help us in our mission and advocacy efforts.

Where can you buy the POW Collection?

2. Buff

Sustainability is at the heart of what Buff does. This year, they’ve created 3 new POW designs made of 100% recycled fabric that represent humans, the elements and our playground– an interconnected trinity of the forces at the centre of climate change. Browse here!

Cool facts:

  • They have taken 12.5M plastic bottles out of landfill to this date!

  • 100% of the energy used in their head office and factories is generated from renewable energy sources such as solar, wind and biomass.

  • 90% of their products are produced in the Barcelona area, reducing their carbon footprint while improving quality control and minimizing loss and waste.

3. Smartwool

We teamed up with Smartwool to create a high-performing ski sock that encourages taking action against climate change. This pair of Merino wool ski socks is perfect for bringing more comfort to your days deep in powder and shows that you're a champion of the outdoors. Shop here!

Cool facts:

  • They only use natural fibres that are sustainably sourced for every product.

  • They partner with ZQ Merino to create practices that care for the environment, sheep, and create a sustainable economy for producers.

  • They take garment scraps from their Merino base layers to use them as insulation for other products.

4. Gogglesoc

At Gogglesoc, it's cool to be kind. This is why they've partnered with us to create a POW design that gives  $5 back to the cause! Gogglesocs are protective goggle covers made from recycled plastic bottles. Just one plastic bottle creates 3 Gogglesocs! Check them out here!

Cool facts:

  • Gogglesoc is a member of 1% for the Planet.
  • They have taken 457,659 plastic bottles out of landfill to this date!
  • 90K chopsticks are thrown away every day in Vancouver alone. They’ve engineered one-of-a-kind merchandise displays out of recycled chopsticks!

5. Hot Poc

Made in Quebec, Hot Poc is the new ecological solution to stay warm with reusable hand warmers and smartphone sleepers. Imagine using your hand warmers 100 times!! Hot Poc products are made of eco-friendly materials. Learn more about Hot Poc!

Cool facts:

  • Hot Poc is a member of 1% for the Planet.
  • Their hand warmers are 100% Charcoal-Free and are composed of non-toxic liquid.
  • Their sleepers are made from reused winter coats.

6. Skullcandy

Skullcandy was born on a chairlift in the mountains of Park City, Utah. Over the years, they’ve witnessed the dramatic impacts climate change is having on the mountains we call home. This is why they decided to partner up with POW and give us 10% of proceeds from the sales of our product collaboration! Order here!

Cool facts:

  • Their packaging will be 100% recyclable by the end of this year. 
  • They joined prAna’s Responsible Packaging Movement. 
  • They’ve implemented the LEAN processes to reduce the amount of energy they use and the amount of waste they produce.

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