Happy Holidays from ROG

| Recycle Outdoor Gear | 22nd December, 2012

Happy Holidays from Recycle Outdoor Gear

Happy Holidays from everyone at ROG

Thanks to all who used ROG it’s been a really great year for reuse of outdoor gear.

The outdoor gear donated through the recent Gift Your Gear Rohan initiative made a real difference to a number community organisations and youth groups Enabling others to benefit from life changing experiences in the great outdoors, regardless of their circumstance. A big thank you to all who donated and Rohan for hosting Gift Your Gear.

Let’s do it all again next year bigger and better.

ROG – Gift Your Gear helping others to benefit from the great outdoors

Listen Back interview with founder of ROG

| Uncategorized | 13th October, 2012

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Listen Back – to a recent interview with our founder Sarah Howcroft talking about ROG

A big thank you to WalksAroundBritain.co.uk for the interview

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ROG has been nominated in TGO Awards in the Environmental or access initiative of the year category.

Voting is still open to select the winner


Gift Your Gear has come to an end

| Recycle Outdoor Gear | 1st October, 2012

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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

ROG launches Gift your Gear with Rohan

| Recycle Outdoor Gear | 3rd September, 2012

Gift your gear - ROG

Have you got outdoor gear you no longer want or use?

That fleece top you wore for a bit but never seem to use anymore, or those trousers that are no longer comfortable to wear. Maybe you have caught a few remarks in your house along the lines of how much kit does one person need.

If the answer is Yes this will be of interest to you.

For the month of September, Rohan the UK Outdoor clothing company has partnered with ROG and the new Gift your Gear initiative. Rohan are  offering the outdoor community the opportunity to take unwanted usable outdoor trousers, fleece and jackets, to your nearest Rohan Store  and get money off a new purchase made on the same day. That’s all brands, not just Rohan jackets, fleece and trousers.

You will receive either 15% off for Rohan or 10% off for non Rohan returns of useable trousers, fleece or jackets against a new purchase made the same day. The offer is available in store only and excludes socks, underwear and footwear. Discount will only be given for items accepted by the shop manager. Discount will be per transaction not individual item.

The returns must be a condition that they can be reused for their intended purpose. The offer excludes socks, underwear and footwear.

What happens to the outdoor gear you donate to Gift your Gear through Rohan?

The outdoor gear you donate will make a real difference to the local community organisations, youth groups and charities who receive it. Enabling others to benefit from life changing experiences in the great outdoors, regardless of their circumstance. All outdoor gear donated to Gift Your Gear is reused for its original purpose. It is not traded, recycled or sent to landfill.

Sarah Howcroft founder of ROG illustrated the value of Gift your Gear…
If an outdoor jacket is worn for a couple of years then ends up forgotten in the back of a wardrobe its useful life is never achieved. Most outdoor gear will last much longer than most people want or need. If that jacket is donated through Gift Your Gear to a local community organisation, youth group or charity working in the outdoors. Not only is the useful life of the jacket achieved but also another person gets to experience the joy of good gear”

ROG and Rohantime home of the Rohan community will be featuring stories from the local community organisations, youth groups and charities who will have benefited from Gift your Gear.


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Gift Your Gear is an independent nationwide initiative that provides outdoor clothing and equipment to UK community organisations, youth groups and charities working with young people in the outdoors.

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