686 RECLAIM Project

686jacket.jpg

By: Sara Owen

After learning that more than 25 million tons of textile-related materials are wasted each year in America alone, 686 launched a new initiative called the RECLAIM Project. 686 started by designing two jackets made from new but unwanted materials and transformed them into eye catching outerwear pieces. The Ambush is the warmer of the two limited edition jackets made from a Tricot shell and fully insulated with a detachable fleece liner. The Upflow is a bright, color-blocked shell.

While some brands might stop at introducing outerwear from reclaimed materials to the line, 686 took the RECLAIM Project much further. It donated 1500 RECLAIM jackets to charity organizations in the U.S., Japan and China. A few charities that benefited from its generosity are: SOS, Sky Youth Empowerment Foundation and Homeboy Industries. 686 also gave each of their sales reps 40 jackets to donate to a charity of their choosing.

The brand is also giving you the chance to make a difference. For every RECLAIM purchase that you make, 686 has teamed up with Match One Foundation to donate a jacket to someone in need.

There’s no time like the present to do good but that hasn’t stopped 686 from making future plans for the RECLAIM Project. Stay tuned for more RECLAIM Project initiatives in seasons to come.

686.com

Comments

Up Next

January 19, 2017

The reluctant super-pro: A Kevin Jones interview

Kevin didn't burn out on snowboarding, just the fame that came with being a super-pro.
January 16, 2017

Disposables 001: Moments in time from Jackson Hole, WY

Disposables is a new Snowboard Magazine photo series, featuring snapshots of moments in time from our travels and experiences...
January 16, 2017

Provisions 016: Products we are stoked on this week

This week in Provisions we look to the world of cameras and camera gear for some of our favorite...
January 12, 2017

We’re at Mt. Bachelor, and without doubt, it is a snowboarder’s mountain

At Mt. Bachelor, transition is king. The mountain is a perpetually shifting feature that is dictated by wind, and...
January 9, 2017

Provisions 015: Products we are stoked on this week

This week in Provisions we start you off with a brand spanking new line of bags from Patagonia.