Like many in the snowboard industry, long time shred brand Dragon Alliance are looking at way to increase their environmental credentials and limit their impact on the planet and beginning this autumn, all their new frame and carry over frame style will be made using s bio-resin which is made from castor beans.
Plant-based resin is a bio-based plastic made from castor bean oil, a highly resilient and renewable alternative to standard petroleum-based plastics. The use of plant-based resin helps reduce Dragon’s carbon footprint, while providing the same lightweight, durable quality that Dragon eyewear is known for. Castor beans are inherently drought-resistant, requiring very little irrigation or fertilization and can grow in arid regions of the world where little else can be sustainably farmed.
“As Dragon continues to develop products that enhance an active and outdoor-oriented lifestyle, we felt it was the perfect time to introduce an environmentally-conscious material into our business practices,” said Lauren Makofske, Global Brand Director of Dragon Alliance. “By incorporating plant-based resin into our injected collections, we are taking the first step towards making a positive impact on the environment.”
The first collection debuts worldwide on September 1st