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VAUDE supports award-winning Gift Your Gear

November 22, 2016 – VAUDE supports award-winning Gift Your Gear to prolong the life of its products and help get the next generation outdoors.

Help the next generation get outdoors

VAUDE is pleased to announce that it will be supporting Gift Your Gear, an award-winning nationwide initiative, which provides outdoor clothing and equipment to UK community organisations, youth groups and charities working with young people in the outdoors.

In wardrobes, attics and garages, long forgotten items of outdoor clothing and equipment are gathering dust. The great outdoors is where they belong. Gift Your Gear aims to encourage people to donate unwanted outdoor gear they no longer want or need.

Gift Your Gear and VAUDE

VAUDE’s customers can now give any gear they no longer need a second life. To donate, they simply need to visit VAUDE will highlight the Gift Your Gear initiative on all future press releases, newsletters and UK related communications in order to encourage as many people as possible to participate.

VAUDE uses high quality materials and the best production processes to ensure its products can be used for as long as possible. In 2015, VAUDE was named as Germany’s most sustainable brand, an extremely prestigious accolade, and is committed to taking responsibility for the entire lifecycle of its products. VAUDE is pleased to promote Gift Your Gear as a reuse solution for all products sold in the UK.

Chris Davison

Chris Davison, UK Country Manager for VAUDE, says:

»VAUDE is committed to making the global supply chain environmentally-friendly, socially responsible and completely transparent. We are always looking at ways to extend the lifespan of our products and are really pleased to promote Gift Your Gear to our customers. It’s a fantastic initiative and we are extremely proud to give more people in Great Britain the opportunity of benefitting from the great outdoors.«


Sarah Howcroft, founder of Gift Your Gear, says:

»Young people need to get outdoors for their physical and emotional wellbeing and we are extremely pleased that VAUDE is helping us get more people outdoors. The gear donated helps ensure their early experiences in the great outdoors are safe and enjoyable.«

Do you want to know more?

For further information about Gift Your Gear, please visit the Website

More details on what VAUDE does around end of product life, klick here

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