Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - new Channel Islands deck pads
Due to rising material costs Channel Islands Surfboard company is now producing unique, recycled deck pads made from scraps. Why did they make this change you ask? Well thanks to this post from our favourite rogue surfer Dane tells us why…
‘recently, rising material costs prompted scott aka scotty aka hawaiian scott, who is in charge of that sorta thing at channel islands, to visit the manufacturer to see how they could stay in production despite rising material costs. what he saw was mountains of EVA scraps. trash. useless waste. but what if we used it? used it to form the raw material for our deck pads? disposing of it is a burden, and it costs money, so why not? and so we did and now every deck pads unique; endless different patterns, variations, different colors. the manufacturer cuts down on waste, channel islands keeps making deck pads, we give what was doomed to be trash a little bit of life, a little bit of joy, everyone looks rad, everyone wins.’
Thanks to Dane Reynolds at Marine Layer Productions for this!