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Jones -An Ethical Snowboard Company

Jones Snowboards is committed to being an outdoor industry leader in the fight against climate change. Building snowboards will always have an environmental footprint so they strive to minimize this footprint whenever possible by developing new eco-tech and supporting organizations that fight against climate change on the front lines. Jones takes these efforts seriously because they care about how their actions will affect the environment for future generations.

Partnerships

Jones Snowboards is a proud member of 1% For The Planet. 1% For The Planet is a growing association of businesses that have pledged to give 1% of their sales directly to sustainability-oriented non-profits. The mission of 1% For The Planet is to leverage this alliance of financially committed businesses to support a healthy planet.

 

Jones is one of very few 1% For The Planet member companies in the snowboard industry. They were honored to make this donation because it shows their steadfast belief that business can lead the fight for positive environmental change. Jones Snowboards donates 100% of our 1% For The Planet funds to the climate change action organization Protect Our Winters (POW).

Protect Our Winters (POW) is a climate change organization founded by Jeremy Jones in 2007. The mission of POW is to engage and mobilize the winter sports community to lead the fight against climate change. POW is the environmental center point of this global community and unites brands, athletes and communities towards a common goal of reducing climate change’s effects on our sports and local economies. The collective power of the winter sports community is massive and POW helps organize the effort to step up and take responsibility to save a season that fuels our passions and provides jobs and economic vitality to mountain regions.

 

Jones’ 1% For The Planet donation to POW is used to support their efforts to elevate the voice of the snow sports community and push for climate change legislation in Washington D.C. and promote climate change awareness campaigns such as their ’Hot Planet/Cool Athletes program that brings professional athletes into schools to talk about climate change. A portion of the donation to POW is also used to directly offset global warming-causing greenhouse gases by supporting rainforest reforestation efforts in Costa Rica through the non-profit organization Community Carbon Trees.

Snowboard & Splitboard Technology

Thin Film Topsheet

Thin film topsheets provide the stiffness and impact resistance of a normal topsheet while reducing weight and eliminating the need for varnish.

Eco-Plastic Topsheet

A bio-plastic topsheet made from Castor beans. This eco-material is ultralight, chip/scratch resistant and water/snow repellent (snow sticks less to topsheet).

Ash Veneer Top

Ash topsheets dampen the ride and eliminate some plastic and lacquer which improves board sustainability.

Finger-Joined Wood Cores

Finger joined wood cores eliminate material waste without sacrificing performance.

European Woodcores

Jones Snowboards are made with sustainably harvested woodcores from Eastern Europe.

Bamboo Veneer Top

Bamboo topsheets dampen the ride and eliminate some plastic and lacquer which improves board sustainability.

 

Textured Eco-Plastic Topsheet

Recycled ABS

ABS Plastic is one of the necessary evils of snowboard production. Jones improves the sustainability of their snowboards by using only recycled plastic

Flip-Flop Base

Flip-Flop bases improve board sustainability by reducing p-tex waste.

Recycled Edges

Jones uses reinforced and recycled steel edges made in Germany.

Wend Natural Bio Wax

Jones Snowboards are factory waxed with Wend Natural Bio wax.

Flax Natural Fiber

Basalt Stringers

No Solvents Coated Varnish

Supply Chain

Jones Snowboards are manufactured in Dubai, U.A.E.. Dubai is one of the world’s major manufacturing/export centers which allows us to source 50% of our raw materials from local suppliers. Epoxy, standard fiberglass and stainless steel hardware are some of the materials we use that are made in Dubai. The other half of our raw materials are sourced from international suppliers who produce patented high performance materials for the ski and snowboard industry. Our new Flax fibers, Basalt fibers, Triax Carbon, Sintered ULTRA base and wood cores are examples of these unique materials that are only available from one supplier worldwide. We also have an exclusive partnerships with Textreme in Sweden for the exclusive use of Textreme carbon fiber in our snowboards.

Our apparel is made in Turkey using organic cotton and recycled polyester and our backpacks are made in Vietnam using recycled and PVC-free fabrics.

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