Mont Bell Canoe Bear

Unfortunately its bank forced the closure of operations for one of our previous posts, Walden Kayaks. So we’ve been out looking for an alternative provider of recycled plastic watercraft. Our search is ongoing but in the process yielded up Canoe Bear. Made from left-over fabrics, off the Mont Bell's production line, he and other stuffed toys are constructed by trainees at AOHANI-Kai. This Japanese welfare organisation provides a vocational training centre for the disabled. Mont Bell are an innovative outdoor clothing and equipment manufacturer, who have some interesting environmental angles. We’ll bring you another one soon. Canoe Bear is $19 in the US, or ¥1,680 in Japan. ::Mont Bell [by WM]