Our mission: Create innovative, high quality windsurfing equipment that is built to last while increasing our corporate sustainability and contributing to positive social and environmental change.

Our Pledge

Our business is creating windsurfing products. It is what we love and we know how to do it well.  We have spent nearly four decades developing, designing and refining cutting-edge products by which we have influenced windsurfing more than any other sail manufacturer. Unfortunately, by creating the products we love, we are harming the very environment we need to practice our sport.  Windsurfing rigs and the processes necessary to create them are not environmentally friendly. At least as of today there are no eco-friendly substitutes existing offering the minimum requirements necessary to design modern Windsurfing sails. But especially as windsurfers, we feel connected to our oceans, lakes, and rivers and we see first-hand the damage we are doing to our planet.  We depend on our natural environment and, in turn, we believe it is our responsibility to protect it.

The most direct way out of this dilemma: MAKING LONGER LASTING PRODUCTS
A high-performance product that lasts longer and best case can even be put into additional use on the secondhand market is the best and only way to conserve the resources of our earth. Durability and longevity were and will ALWAYS be on top of our priority list. Our industry leading warranty extensions bear witness to this philosophy.

Since sustainability is the most important and pressing challenge of today’s mankind to secure a livable mother earth for future generations to come, we cannot simply stop here.

We feel it is our responsibility to take action and do what we can to save our playgrounds before it is too late. And we invite everyone to join us in this endeavour.  

ECO-PERFORMANCE MILESTONES

2021

Duotone has partnered with Waste2Wear to make all sail bags out of 100% recycled PET nylon. The „base“ for this material are “fished” plastic bottles from Chinese fishermen.
An average size sail bag is made from 35 bottles.

 

2020

After the success of 2019 Duotone decided to go bigger: together with the partners from B&M company the “Save our Playgrounds” initiative was founded.
As part of this initiative, B&M calls on again this year to not rely on anyone else to save our world and thus our „playgrounds“: From April 30th to May 3rd it is time again to keep as much plastic waste as possible from being washed into the oceans.

2019

Duotone Clean beach day powered by ion

May 1st Duotone called for the first global Clean Beach Day.
The goal was to rid the beaches and the sea of garbage and, above all, of plastic, as it not only limits the enjoyment of kiteboarding but also threatens the lives of marine animals, humans and the whole planet.

During the first ever Duotone Beach Clean up in 2019 we collected approx. 800 kg of trash from beaches around the globe.
~ A German household produces approx. 450 kg trash per capita during one year (* in 2018)

All Duotone sails, Duotone Kiteboarding products and related production processes as well as ION wetsuits were termed „climate neutral“, as their carbon emissions have been calculated and offset by supporting a recognized carbon offset project – a hydroelectric power plant in southern Sri Lanka.

A total of 4000 tons (4047.46 tons) of CO2 / season ~ A car that goes around the entire globe once would emit approx. 7562 kg CO2. Emitting 4000 tons (4 Mio kg) a car could circle the globe 529 times

2018

Sail Packaging 100% Plastic Free

We are the only brand that packages all of our sails without the use of plastic films and foam packaging, which saves around five square metres of PVC film and foam for each individual sail packaging.

2017

CO2-NEUTRAL PRODUCTION

All our aluminum booms and extensions are manufactured at a CO2-neutral production facility which only uses solar energy.

REGIONAL PARTNER

All our aluminum booms and extensions are produced in Germany using 100 % European raw materials in order to keep shipping distances to a minimum.

2016

SAVE ENERGY

Energy audit: to recognize energy saving opportunities / reduce energy consumption within the company

Switch to green electricity

2014

Warranty Extension

We believe in the longevity of our products and give a quality guarantee no other brand offers anything comparable: 
2 years unconditional warranty for almost all rig components!

2008

Warranty Extension

We believe in the longevity of our products and give a quality guarantee no other brand offers anything comparable:
2+3 years warranty for almost all sails!