Big names like Patagonia, REI, and Outside Magazine are giving us more options to find reused and recycled gear this year. We can make a big impact by reducing our consumption and re-using existing products and materials. For the past few years, Heather Mullins has been re-imagining the beauty of retired skis. Tinkering in her studio a few seasons ago, she discovered a way to give skis a second life by transforming them into wearable works of art.
Luc Mehl looks at a map of Alaska the way a carpenter looks at a stack of 2x4s, or the way Heather Mullins sees a pair of old skis. To Luc, the topo lines of his home state are filled with possibilities to see things in a new light. He looks at his gear in the same way.