Gift Your Gear has come to an end.
Early in September Rohan the UK Outdoor and Travel Clothing specialist put this question to the outdoor community…
Have you got outdoor gear you no longer want or use?
The answer came back a resounding Yes
During September Rohan partnered with ROG and Gift Your Gear to provide an ‘in shop take back service’ for all reusable outdoor jackets, trousers and fleece. This offer included used unwanted clothing from all outdoor brands, not just Rohan Outdoor Clothing.
The Rohan Shops have been busy collecting all the returned garments from, not only Rohan customers but all members of the UK outdoor community.
All the donations are now on their way to ROG for sorting and distribution to UK youth and community groups working in the outdoors.
Sarah Howcroft founder of ROG and Gift Your Gear
What has struck me over the life of the Rohan Gift Your Gear partnership has been the enthusiasm and willingness to participate in the spirit of Gift Your Gear by all the Rohan Shop teams and all who so kindly donated their fantastic outdoor gear. What a partnership.
We are now starting to sort through all the gear and it is really amazing just how long some of this gear had remained in 100% condition. I have seen Rohan Garments that are over 30 years old and will be used again for exactly what they where originally designed for.
So it is congratulations and thanks
- To Rohan for making such long-lasting clothing,
- To all the Rohan staff for making this happen
- To all the outdoor community for donating such fantastic kit
- A final extra special thanks to all the original Rohanists who donated their much love vintage Rohan garments.
I am keen to document the story of Gift Your Gear because it is an industry first and may prove useful to the industry in general. It is important to show that this has worked for us all. The stories of recipients of Gift your Gear will be told on ROG Blog and Rohantime. Partnerships just like this one can help to move the industry towards a more sustainable development path.
One final and sincere Thank You and let’s do it all again very soon…
We are really proud to announce that ROG has been nominated in the TGO – The Great Outdoors Awards in the Environmental or access initiative of the year category. A really big thank you to all who voted for us. Voting is now open to select the winner on this link