Sustainability
Efforts

The Arbor Snowboards Story

Arbor was founded in 1995 to focus on the environment in the construction of the most mindfully crafted snowboards possible. For 24 years, we have used sustainable forest products to achieve this objective. Along the way, we select the most responsible processes and components possible.

Since day one, we have used proceeds from the sale of our line to fund the preservation of indigenous forests - giving back much more than we responsibly take out.

Arbor Snowboards
Sustainability Cycle

Our Step-by-Step process to create sustainable Snowboards.

Highly Renewable Woods

STEP 1
We work with a wide range of fast growing, highly renewable wood and bamboo materials obtained from well-managed forests and other sustainable, non-native sources of supply.

Forest Stewardship Council

STEP 2
The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) has certified that the wood and bamboo materials used in our snowboards, including all cores, are derived from responsibly managed forests.

Less is More

STEP 3
Every forest product we use is processed with modern methods that stretch the material. By maximizing these resources, we minimize our impact on the planet. Less is always more.

Clean Production

STEP 4
Our production line is 30% solar powered, and will be 100% by 2020. We use a closed system that captures, filters and reuses all water. And all wood bi-product is reclaimed and upcycled.

Powerply

STEP 5
During construction, our wood & bamboo Powerply tops become a structural layer. The natural fibers enhance pop and durability, while reducing our reliance on non-biodegradable fiberglass.

Sustainable Components

STEP 6
We use the most sustainable components possible. All edges are made from recycled steel, topsheets are made from bio-based nylon, and every board is tuned with a non-flouro wax. Additionally, we use recycled ABS sidewall material whenever possible.

Entropy Super Sap Resin

STEP 7
We have begun integrating Entropy Super Sap Resin into the production of our snowboards. Super Sap is an amazing plant based alternative that has a 40% smaller carbon footprint.

Returning Roots

STEP 8
We donate a portion of every sale to the restoration of Hawaii’s Koa Forests, giving back to the planet and the people that gave us the surf based pursuits we love - swell, sidewalk, and snow.

... and the cycle repeats.