From a very young age, it was clear that my brother got the athletic genes; he was built to run and jump, whereas I was more set to write and do math. Skateboarding though has always fascinated me. Growing up, it was always something that the cool kids did, and who doesn’t want to be cool? In part, I think subconsciously, I’m writing today about skateboards to inject a morsel of street cred into the learning process.
Comet Skateboards is a B Corporation that makes high-performance products that are 100% earth-friendly through Cradle to Cradle (C2C), closed loop manufacturing. C2C closed loop manufacturing is based on two categories of materials:
- biological which are organic and degradable
- technical which are synthetics that can be recast into new products but does not degrade with each cycle
Comet Skateboards, through its commitment to C2C closed loop manufacturing only uses biological materials, ensuring that Comet Skateboards, at the end of their wicked long life of rolling through the streets around the world, can be composted and safely returned to the earth. Originally based in Oakland, they moved to Ithaca, New York, to be closer to their core supplier, e2e Materials; now that is dedication to making awesome skateboards.
Something else setting Comet Skateboards best from the rest: their skateboards are designed through a community design process, from improving the mold and shape of the deck to naming the board, colours and graphics, all new product releases go through the community.
Any old school, parent-types still concerned about skateboard culture need to check out Comet Skateboards; they’ll quickly learn that members of this community are leading the way in not just responsible skateboard manufacturing, but responsible manufacturing period.
Thanks Comet Skateboards for making our world wonderful!
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