Sustainability is at the core of Mont Gele Gear®’s identity and we’re constantly working towards our goal of manufacturing our products from 100% sustainable sources. All our products are manufactured from raw materials which are produced to the highest ethical standards in Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Chile, China, the Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey and Uruguay.
We only work with factories close to home in Europe in the Czech Republic, Portugal, Slovakia and Turkey, to minimise the distances that our products need to travel to our distribution hub, thereby reducing our carbon footprint. This hub is also located centrally in Europe in the Czech Republic, which serves to minimise onward shipping distances.
Our packaging is all FSC certified (or equivalent) sustainable cardboard and paper, and the ink printed on our packaging is produced using environmentally friendly processes. Where possible, we will always avoid the use of plastics.
And finally, we’re working with Forestmatic to actively plant a new tree in the tropics with every single online and offline order, so as to fully offset our carbon footprint. This exciting partnership ensures that our operations as a company, and every purchase that you make, are always 100% carbon neutral.
Mont Gele Gear®’s total transparency promise makes us unique and is unmatched in the outdoor apparel industry:
Supply Chain - In the drop-down menu next to every product, you’ll find the source of the materials and the location of our manufacturing partner(s), for that particular product. All our products are manufactured in Europe, and we take every precaution to ensure that our suppliers and manufacturers adhere to the highest ethical standards. We’re in frequent contact with these valued partners and we regularly visit their premises.
Production Costs & Profit - In the same drop-down menu next to every product, you’ll find a breakdown of all our costs of designing, manufacturing, distributing and marketing that product, and even the amount of profit that we make on it! We believe that you deserve to understand everything about your purchase, and we feel that this is the best way of demonstrating our commitment to total product transparency.
Carbon Footprint - And again, in the same drop-down menu next to every product, we’ve partnered with Product DNA to provide the exact CO2 and monetary carbon footprint of all our products. We’re dedicated to ensuring that all Mont Gele Gear® business operations are always 100% carbon neutral. Therefore, in partnership with Forestmatic, at the end of every year we will also display on our website the monetary total of our carbon offset contribution for the previous 12 months, so as to guarantee total carbon impact transparency.
GIVE BACK INITIATIVE
As part of our commitment to sustainability and helping others, we’ve established a give back initiative, Off Piste . On Course.
It works like this: When you’ve had enough wear out of your old gear, simply visit this page: OPOC and follow the instructions.
We’ll then send your old gear on to a charity operating in cold, high-altitude climates, such as the Himalayas or the Andes, where people less fortunate than ourselves need warm clothing every day to live and work.
What’s more, we’ll even tell you where your old gear has been sent to when it’s on its way!
We’d love you to make the most of our give back initiative, so please spread the word, give your old gear a new lease of life, and help another human in the process.
Please note that right now, Off Piste . On Course is available in the EU ONLY.