Keep an eye on Nau

Until now, Patagonia has been the leader in environmental conciousness in the world of outdoor gear. That is about to change, if the folks over at Nau have their way. This new Portland, Ore based company is making outdoor clothes out of recycled pop bottles and corn-based fibers. To top it off, they plan to donate 5% of their profits to charities (Patagonia currently donates 1%). The company still faces a lot of challenges, but they just may pull it off. At least their clothes look pretty cool. They plan to open a slew of stores in the coming years. No word about expansion into Canada as of yet, though.

Read the Outside arcticle and reviews.