Our policy regarding environmental sustainability:
Sustainability is more than just a word to us. It is the driving force behind innovation and development here at Fishpond. It defines the responsibility we've assumed to use our platform to protect clean water, healthy habitats, and the species that help define our wild places.
With great pride, it is our policy to minimize our impact on the environment through the rigorous review of our supply chain, resource consumption and emissions, quality standards, and sustainability certifications.
With the release of our first products utilizing recycled nylon fishing nets over a decade ago, we made a promise to build a better tomorrow for the environment. Since that day, we have continued to push the industry and ourselves by manufacturing nearly 100% of all our fabrics out of recycled materials.
Cyclepond: Sustainable performance
Cyclepond is our family of fabrics that are made up of recycled materials, intentionally developed to create a positive impact and shape a better future for our industry. These fabrics help to reduce waste and minimize the environmental impact of gear production, while still maintaining the high standards of quality and performance that anglers expect. With excellent durability and water resistance, these fabrics are ideal for packs and bags designed to withstand the rigors of life on the move. Cyclepond exemplifies the concept of turning trash into treasure, making a meaningful contribution to a circular economy and a more sustainable future.
NewStream recycled fabric is made with 100% recycled single-use plastic water bottles, eliminating the use of petrochemicals, while maintaining the durability and function at the heart of our submersible line.
In 2020 we paused to reflect on our history and revisit some of our earliest designs. As we thumbed through our development notes, we were reminded of the thread that connects every piece of gear that leaves our warehouse: responsible innovation. Early versions of this principle appear in our first products featuring recycled fishing nets and other nylon waste. Later, we began using ECONYL® regenerated post-consumer nylon in vests and 100% recycled plastic for our fly boxes. Using recycled materials is integral to our identity as a brand, and represents our continued commitment to minimizing our impact on the habitats and species of the natural world.
As we sought to extend that commitment, we returned to the idea that removing existing waste has a direct, and meaningful impact on the places we love. Now, much of our submersible line is now produced using recycled water bottles and other beverage containers. This NewStream recycled PET fabric further reduces our contribution to wastewater generation, energy consumption, and air pollution, while maintaining the durability and function you’ve come to expect from our submersible line. When compared to raw, petroleum-based material production, the choice to make the switch was clear. Thank you for joining us on this journey.
Recycled Plastic Fly Boxes
Brand new fly storage with a lighter footprint
The unfortunate reality is that making new fly boxes almost always means using new plastic. With the ever-present goal of making the most responsibly developed carry-systems available to anglers today, we suspected that one day that might include tackling the problem of virgin plastics in fly boxes. In 2021 we chose to make the leap to 100% recycled plastic fly boxes, and it's safe to say we won't be looking back.
Traceable origins, clear standards, positive impact.
While conventional cotton is farmed using insecticides, pesticides and genetically modified seeds, our organic cotton is grown without the use of harmful chemicals and GMOs. Natural, organic cotton also allows us to forgo the use of heavy metals, chlorine, and chemical dyes that are so common in the manufacturing of traditional cotton. As we see it, the biggest benefit of using 100% organic cotton is its effect on the ecosystem. Our process reduces water usage and offers a safer work environment for farmers. Ultimately, organic cotton is softer, non-allergenic, long-lasting, and better for the places we love.
Handcrafted In Colorado
Experience Colorado Craftsmanship
As a Colorado company for over 20 years, we take pride in offering products that are designed and developed in our home state. Most of our products are crafted in various locations around the globe, depending on which location can best execute the finished product to our extremely high standards. However, we're proud to highlight the Arrowhead Retractor and Confluence Net Release, both of which are exclusively manufactured here in Colorado. This local manufacturing approach enables us to actively support our community while maintaining exceptional construction standards and reducing shipping emissions.