More sustainable choices for riders
The good thing about curating this website is that I meet more and more people that share the same passion for sustainability. Our list of sustainable choices for riders is slowly, but steadily growing. Below you can find our latest finds.
A few months ago I received an e-mail from the Swedish Anna Berggren, she was at that time busy making samples for her line of equestrian bags made out of recycled sails. Yep, that's right, the sails of boats provide an excellent strong and ...
9 tips to make your (equestrian) event more sustainable.
Guest post by Simon Strandvik
During my years as a project manager for the eco-label Keep Sweden Tidy I was involved in environmental work of over 100 different events like music festivals, sporting events, conferences and fairs. Throughout these years, I’ve found good examples of how to communicate environmental issues and my biggest lesson was that there must be a combination of enthusiasts who are passionate about environmental issues and a management team that prioritizes the issue. ...
Designer bags made with repurposed horse tack
In a small studio in Colorado Cigdem Aritan designs unique equestrian inspired designer bags using antique horse tack and equestrian hard ware.
Each bag comes together using the traditional saddle stitch, cross stitch and or sometimes the simple running stitch, making them a distinct, beautiful element to the design of the bag. In the early days, a walk to ponder the dilemma over what to use for straps and closures brought the question to an end. NEW leather strapping and shiny silver ...
Equestrian inspired eco throws
The earth friendly home furnishings and apparel company In2green produces wonderful throws and blankets. They are all made in the USA using upcycled yarn.
One of their most popular pieces is the equestrian inspired horse bit throw, which comes in a four colors to suit every equestrian home.
We’ve always wanted to design a line of horse-inspired throws. We decided that a simple horse bit as graphic border would be just enough to suggest our love for this majestic animal.
Introducing zero-waste horse bedding recycling
I must admit that the thought of recycling horse bedding made me frown at first. But having reviewed the information provided by the Canadian company Greenscene Agritek (GSA), I came to the conclusion that this is a great concept that is worth to be adapted widely by the world wide equestrian community.
GSA's general manager Paul Cross guides us through the world of bedding recycling.
How does it work?
The basic principle is simple. Wood fiber horse bedding gets collected after ...