#ONEYEARNOGEAR- The ULtra Race of the gear!

Inspired by run of the earth and the great work of rerun clothing I decided to not purchase any new running gear for a year starting . Below is useful information I have found along the way ( It’s a constant work in progress). From techniques on maintaining your clothes and shoes to companies sustainability programs. I hope it is helpful to others.

Join us on the great ultra race of our gear!  Use the Tag #oneyearnogear with any info you have found and let’s take a step towards a more sustainable future. 

Companies sustainability Programs
THE NORTH FACE - REPLY TO MY ENQUIRY JAN 2022

We can’t stop people from growing out of their clothes, wearing through them or deciding that it’s time for something new. However, we can help to ensure that worn clothes don’t end up in landfills. Our Clothes the Loop program allows consumers to drop off their unwanted clothing and footwear at The North Face Retail And Outlet Stores. It doesn’t matter what condition the clothes are in or what brand they are. The items dropped in our collection bins are sent to a recycling center where they are carefully sorted based on over 400 categories. They are then repurposed for reuse to extend their life or recycled into raw materials for use in products like insulation, carpet padding, stuffing for toys, and fibers for new clothing.

https://www.thenorthface.co.uk/innovation/sustainability/product/clothes-the-loop.html

Gear Love tips and Techniques

Some tips to prolonging the use of your exsisting gear

Cleaning trainers with Kilian Jornet

From rerun.clothing : 
Cleaning trainers!

A short trainer cleaning social with @kilianjornet .

https://www.instagram.com/p/CW3Cc-yoWGQ/

Prolonging life of our gear keeps it in use and out of landfill.
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outdoor gear is designed to last but it sometimes needs a little bit of our help as dirt can weaken the fibres!
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Massive thank YOU to Killian for taking the time out of his day to join us.
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have a look at the @kilianjornetfoundation to find out more about the work he is doing.
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@everide.app is here but only available in France at the moment.

Buy / Sell Preloved Running Gear

Below is a list of companies / Apps extending the life of  running / outdoor gear

RERUN CLOTHING (UK)

https://rerunclothing.org

everide.app ( France) 

https://www.everide.app/fr/