The essence of kite surfing is eco-friendly: we’re pulled over water, earth or snow by the sheer power of wind. It seems nothing but obvious to us, to seek eco-responsibility in all of our actions. With the creation of the ECO GIN label, we wish to testify our willingness to reduce the ecological footprint of our products as much as possible, through tangible actions. The ECO BOARD is the first concrete product under the ECO GIN label.
Since the creation of GIN KITEBOARDING in 2007, we have set clear objectives to adopt an ever more responsible approach to production. For example, we use recycled cardboard from local businesses to pack your products. We have equally used recycled materials such as drift wood and industrial pallets to furnish our GIN KITEBOARDING HOUSE in Switzerland. Secondly, we provide a second life to our used kites by passing them to schools for kite handling or to RONDECHUTE (Fribourg, Switzerland) for creating little bags and accessories from them. Thanks to our collaboration with SEAT Switzerland and GAZNAT SA, we are further pushing towards climate neutrality with our biogas-powered SEAT Leon TGI. Finally, we cooperate with Opaline, a local, inclusive, social and ecological project that produces juices and lemonades with a positive footprint at each step of their production cycle.
These actions – big and small – all testify to a real ecological awareness.