How To Create A Pair Of Boardshorts While Emitting 93% Less CO2 - Stab Mag



How To Create A Pair Of Boardshorts While Emitting 93% Less CO2

Meet Oxbow’s sleek new ‘Stoked’ boardshort.

hardware // Jun 3, 2024
Words by Stab
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Made in partnership with Oxbow.

Do you know where your boardshorts come from?

Asia is a fair assumption, thanks to its many fabric mills and factories, backed by low labor costs.

However, the average pair of Asian-made boardshorts with virgin polyester will be responsible for 8.7 kilograms of CO2 emissions as they journey from a designer’s screen to the space around, below, or above your knees (if you live in Europe).

A lot of that comes from transportation. For context, a flight on a Boeing 737 emits 90 kg CO2 per passenger per hour.

Oxbow sliced into that by manufacturing a new model near their HQ in France. And they did it with upcycled fabric. And in a way that reduced fabric waste by 46%. And they’ll ship it to you in a reusable bag.

They call it the ‘Stoked,’ and its CO2 emissions are only 0.6 kilograms — a 93% reduction from the average pair detailed above.

It’s got all the performance bells and whistles, and it’s all-black. Classic. Sleek. And often on the unit sitting deeper than you. 

Check ‘em here

Under new ownership, Oxbow continues to make the right moves in surf. They’re currently hosting movie premieres around Europe, with one of their films set to air on Stab Premium later this month.


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