Volcom: Sustainability Goals
Since their launch in 91’ Volcom have been at the forefront of the board sports industry and with that comes a responsibility to set an example of virtue. 2013 saw the launch of their New Future campaign to officially implement sustainability targets to reach by 2020. An excellent way to motivate their desire, holding themselves accountable for their impact on the environment as well as the community around them, and finding ways to make it more positive.
As we say goodbye to 2020, we at The Snowboard Asylum thought it important to highlight just some of the key elements in their products that have helped Volcom reach their current sustainability goals while also enabling them to make new ones.
Since 1992 GORE have been taking a Life Cycle Assessment approach to the creation of products as a whole to help reduce the environmental impact their brand has. By using GORE-TEX fabric in their outer pieces, Volcom can be confident that their products will stand the test of time and work effectively for longer which, in turn, helps to reduce the number of products that need manufacturing in the first place.
Responsible Down Standard (RDS)
The Responsible Down Standard (RDS) aims to ensure that down and feathers come from animals that have not been subjected to any unnecessary harm. Volcom utilise RDS down in their key insulated pieces, this allows them to know exactly what they are using and where it has come from allowing them to be confidently transparent with consumers.
The bluesign® system unites the entire supply chain to reduce the impact on both humans and the planet. bluesign® approved materials are guaranteed to use only safe chemicals and are manufactured to meet the highest standards of natural resource conservation, consumer and worker health, and clean air and water discharge during the manufacturing process. By holding themselves accountable to the bluesign® system Volcom must continue to maintain and improve their processes.
Below are some of our favourite pieces that incorporate some or all of the above elements.
A high-performance jacket that's going to deliver exceptional protection even in the harshest and coldest conditions. The Volcom TDS INF GORE-TEX jacket is absolutely packed to the gunnels with some of the most advanced materials available. It’s perfect for riders who want to push the boundaries, both in terms of terrain and location.
Heading up its class-leading construction is the state of the art GORE-TEX 3 Layer C-Knit fabric. This advanced material delivers exceptional waterproof and breathability performance to keep you dry in even the most persistent rain.
When the temperature drops this jacket still has you covered, it utilises 80/20 RDS Duck Down 600+ Fill Power Insulation. Combine this with the feature-packed design, and you have a stunning jacket that gives you the confidence to explore even the most remote terrain, confident in the knowledge that should the weather turn, you're backed up by some of the best equipment available.
Bryan Iguchi's Guch Stretch GORE-TEX Jacket has been specially designed to deliver the ultimate in high-performance outerwear protection and is bluesign® approved. Designed and developed for riders who want to get off the beaten track and explore the mountain wilderness, this mountaineering quality jacket delivers a level of all-weather protection that can keep you dry and safe in even the harshest environments.
Manufactured from GORE-TEX's advanced 3-Layer Stretch C-Knit fabric with Volcom's feature-packed design, the Guch is the perfect choice for riders who demand the ultimate in performance and fit.
Volcom's state of the art Guide jacket is a tour de force of high-performance construction and design. Utilising GORE-TEX's advanced 3-layer waterproof and breathable fabric, the Guide Jacket's mountaineering quality construction delivers class-leading performance no matter how intense the weather conditions.
Designed from the ground up to ensure that no matter how far you push your boundaries, you'll always have confidence that your clothing isn't going to let you down.
Proving that you don’t need to break the bank to get outstanding performance, Volcom’s versatile L GORE-TEX Jacket combines state of the art GORE-TEX construction with advanced design, to create a high-performance jacket at a price that is nothing short of remarkable.
Manufactured from GORE-TEX’s 2 layer fabric, with fully taped seams and Volcom’s advanced V-Science Breathable lining system, the L GORE-TEX Jacket can handle even the harshest conditions. However, this jacket isn’t solely reserved for extreme weather, thanks to the streetwear-inspired design; it’s also a jacket you’re going to want to wear out and about.
Volcom’s high-performance Chino styled L GORE-TEX Pant is the perfect choice for riders who are looking for exceptional all-weather protection combined with streetwear-inspired style.
Utilising GORE-TEX’s advanced 2-Layer construction and Volcom’s V-Science Breathable Lining System, this stunning pant delivers outstanding performance in even the harshest of conditions.