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Top Eco-Friendly Products Leading the Way for Sustainability

Top 10 Eco-Friendly Products Leading the Way for Sustainability

Here at Farlows we understand the need for businesses such as ours, which rely on the natural world for the outdoor activities we love, to show a real commitment to becoming more sustainable. 

We are proud to hold the Planet Mark Business Certification, an internationally recognised sustainability certification for businesses acknowledging continuous progress and encouraging action. We are committed to reducing our carbon emissions by 5% annually. In fact, in 2022/23 we reduced our carbon footprint by 7.6% and this year we’re aiming for even more. In this crucial #DecadeofAction, measuring our own carbon footprint has been a critical step in reducing our impact on the planet and society. 

We want to continue to have a positive impact through our business and hope that we can empower our community to take climate action. We hope that you will join us in this movement for change.

In addition, we’re already keen supporters of the Anglers National Line Recycling Scheme (ANLRS) and various charities which help to restore wild fish stocks, and the Keep Fish Wet campaign designed to encourage best practice fish handling when performing catch-and-release.

For those of us out there increasingly looking to purchase fishing tackle and clothing which has a minimal impact on the natural world, a key focus for Earth Day, here are our top products which are leading the way:

1. Monomaster Waste Line Collector

The Monomaster is a nifty little eco-friendly gadget designed to store waste nylon monofilament and other fishing line. It stores pieces of used line out of harm’s way and thus keeps both the environment and your vest pockets and tackle boxes clean and tidy.

Monomaster Waste Line Collector In Use with Waste Line Spilling OutMonomaster Waste Line Collector In Use with Waste Line Spilling Out
This innovative gadget can make a big difference to your fishing experience and help create a cleaner fishing environment.

2. Flyvines Lanyard

Made from hand-braided recycled fly lines, this stylish lanyard is great for holding all sorts of nippers, forceps and other tools. Each one is unique and available in assorted bright or muted colours. We also carry Flyvines bracelets and sunglasses retainers too.

3. Patagonia Ultralight Black Hole Mini Hip Pack 1L

Made with lightweight yet tough 100% recycled nylon with a 100% recycled polyester lining, this new offering from Patagonia is entirely made with re-purposed fabrics.

4. Fishpond Piopod Microtrash Container

Discarded fishing line presents a real threat to the animals which live along our rivers, lakes and coastlines, taking many years to break down in the environment. Clip this handy gadget onto your fishing vest or backpack and ensure that you don’t accidentally drop used tippet or other small items of rubbish.

5. Smith Creek "Trash Fish" Spent Line Wrangler

Another handy product for storing waste tippet is this gadget from Smith Creek - simply clamp your used leader into this clip and stop it ending up on the ground or in the water.

6. Sage Neck Gaiter

Keep the sun’s powerful UV rays away from your skin with this new offering from Sage, made with Repreve recycled material derived from plastic bottles which would have otherwise been destined to end up in our oceans. The process of constructing Repreve recycled fibre embeds properties into the fabric such as wicking and adaptive warming/cooling to ensure the highest level of performance to the wearer too.

7. Costa Polarised Sunglasses

The majority of the frames used in Costa sunglasses are made of TR-90 nylon and bio-resin, the latter of which is 100% environmentally friendly.

8. Fishpond Thunderhead Sumbersible Sling 13L

An ever-increasing proportion of the Fishpond range utilises NewStream recycled fabric, made from discarded commercial fishing nets and repurposed into practical and stylish fishing accessories. One such product is the Thunderhead sling - a real favourite with the Farlows team when out fishing for river trout or bass along the coast.

Fishpond Thunderhead Sumbersible Sling 13LFishpond Thunderhead Sumbersible Sling 13L

9. Tacky Pescador Fly Box

Made from 100% recycled plastic, Tacky fly boxes use their signature silicone fly anchoring inserts to keep your flies extremely secure. The Tacky Pescador is one of our team favourites and a great example of using recycled materials to create a premium grade fly box.

10. Patagonia Take A Stand Trucker Hat

This stylish cap makes use of a variety of materials to minimise its environmental impact, as well as bearing the important message of protecting our wild waters. It features an organic cotton front panel, recycled polyester mesh, and a brim made with fully traceable NetPlus fabric made with 100% recycled commercial fishing nets removed from the ocean.

NetPlus Recycled Fishing NetsNetPlus Recycled Fishing Nets
Patagonia's NetPlus® material is made from 100% recycled discarded fishing nets collected in fishing communities in South America.

11. Patagonia T-Shirts

Patagonia produce a range of t-shirts made of recycled materials including plastic bottles and fabric scraps. 100% off Patagonia profits go to fighting the climate crisis.

12. Bajio Sunglasses

100% carbon neutral brand, Bajio used eco-materials such as plant-based products in its lenses, frames and packaging.

Without sacrificing performance, Bajio are driving the change from traditional materials to greener options.
2024-04-04 14:45:00
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