This Earth Day, celebrate both the environment and EMS with these limited edition EMS x TerraCycle Upcycled Dopp Kits. Made in partnership with TerraCycle, they are made out of old marketing materials, specifically canvas banners and vinyl store signs. “This is an exciting step in our corporate sustainability journey,” says Taylor Miller, Buying & Sourcing Lead at Eastern Mountain Sports. “We’re excited to give new life to excess materials with TerraCycle, who is leading the way in recycling solutions.” Take a piece of EMS heritage with you when you stow away your travel essentials!

Product Description
  • Dimensions: 5″ Depth x 10.5″ Length x 4″ Height
  • Weight: 4.6 oz / 130 grams
  • Capacity: 190 cubic inches
  • Carry handle on one end
  • Two zipper pulls to be opened from either side
  • Zipper tags made from upcycled bike tubes
  • Made with repurposed materials. Will vary in color/style

The Process

“When we were deciding what would be upcycled, we wanted to focus on existing end-of-life materials,” says Taylor. “It became apparent that past advertising signs and banners are never in short supply and also offer a decent yield—so we began collecting. After collaborating with the TerraCycle team on what product would be the best fit, we decided on a dopp kit for its simplicity, durability, and price point. Plus, it’s a must-have travel companion that also makes a great gift. We were amazed that a few 22×10′ and 16×9′ banners were able to make 360 products, which furthers the argument that a little goes a long way with recycling. A key part of production also is the manufacturer nesting the pattern pieces to minimize waste as much as possible. Additionally, every detail counts, right down to the zipper tags made from upcycled bike tubes.”

About TerraCycle

TerraCycle is an innovative waste management company with a mission to eliminate the idea of waste. Operating internationally across 20 countries, TerraCycle partners with leading consumer product companies, retailers and cities to recycle products and packages, from dirty diapers to cigarette butts, that would otherwise end up being landfilled or incinerated. In addition, TerraCycle works with leading consumer product companies to integrate hard to recycle waste streams, such as ocean plastic, into their products and packaging. Past collaborators include Timbuk2, USPS, Coors, and Mountain Hardwear. To learn more about TerraCycle, visit Full Press Release here.

Vinyl (left) and canvas (right) dopp kit styles.