We are constantly evolving our products and processes to lessen our environmental impact, whilst continuing to support and give back to the skiing community.
We are now also incorporating Bluesign® approved fabrics in our outerwear, helping to set the standard for environmentally friendly and safe production.
Our main packaging consists of eco friendly brown paper bags that are 100% recyclable, 100% compostable and 100% reusable.
In the clothing industry fast fashion contributes to resource pollution and waste pollution as such products have such a small lifetime before they are thrown out. So here at Planks we endeavour to repair all broken products, so we can make sure that all of our products have the longest possible lifetime.
We are extremely proud to be working with REPREVE® who are the world’s leading recycled yarn manufacturer. With their help, we have now incorporated recycled content into over half of our styles.
Repreve is a registered trademark of Unifi, Inc. in the US and other regions.
This recycled material includes plastic bottles that would otherwise end up in landfill and the ocean. The entire Repreve recycling and repurposing process is monitored and certified throughout in order to accurately trace the amounts of recycled content within the original garment.
How are the recycled bottles turned into recycled fibre?
Step 1: Used plastic bottles are collected and sorted.
Step 2: Bottles are washed and chopped into flakes.
Step 3: Bottle flakes are melted and formed into chips.
Step 4: Chips are melted and extruded into recycled fibre.
Step 5: Fibre is made into fabric for your planet friendly gear.
Our Be More Friendly Partners
We are really proud to be working with some awesome partners and charities. Read more about them below!
Protect Our Winters UK is the UK branch of the global Protect Our Winters movement, started in the United States in 2007 by pro snowboarder Jeremy Jones. They're a charity formed to educate and support UK outdoor sports communities to mobilise and take positive action on climate change, starting with snowsports.
Little Difference is an environmental stationary business started by Planks Ambassadors Pete Oswald and Sophie Stevens. Little Difference is a small company that pledges at least one tree to be planted for every piece of stationary sold.
Snow-Camp’s mission is to engage inner-city young people through snowsports. To provide life skills training, nationally recognised qualifications and work experience to increase their motivations and aspirations, enabling them to gain employment in the snowsports industry and beyond.