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.

 

 

"WE STRIVE TO REDUCE THE USE OF RESOURCES OF ALL KINDS TO A MINIMUM AND BUILT LONGER LASTING PRODUCTS"

RAOUL JOA, LINE & PRODUCT MANAGER

 

 

OUR APPROACH

Over the last 50 years Windsurfing has developed into a super high-tech sport. Unfortunately - with the exception of aluminum booms and extensions Windsurfing products are a "mixture of petrol-based plastic" and most times up to 100% of this plastic are non-recycled (means "freshly produced") plastics. Nevertheless, our R&D Team is constantly testing and searching for new, recyclable materials and production processes.

 

Still we have to face it: At least as of today there are no eco-friendly substitutes existing offering the requirements necessary to design modern Windsurfing products.

 

The most direct, sustainable way out of this dilemma: MAKING LONGER LASTING PRODUCTS (LONGEVITY = SUSTAINABILITY)

Duotone Sustainability Our Approach Teneriffe

Our products should last Longer!

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. Of course, light components have a massive impact on the performance and handling of your rig. That's why light weight is always on our briefing list when designing and engineering new products. And DUOTONE products are among or in many cases are the lightest on the market. 

Durability and longevity were and will ALWAYS be on top of our priority list. Our industry leading warranty extensions bear witness to this philosophy:
 

+ 5 YEAR WARRANTY on 80% of our sails
+ 2 YEAR UNCONDITIONAL WARRANTY on almost every hardware product like masts, booms and extensions+bases

Duotone Windsurfing Warranty
Duotone Windsurfing 2 year unconditional warranty

we are doing more

Since we are fully aware of the importance of sustainability, we cannot simply stop here. We are consistently looking at new opportunities to reduce our footprint.

our sail bags are made out of 100% recycled plastic

Duotone has partnered with Waste2Wear to make all sail bags out of 100% recycled plastic bottles
(RPET). The base of this material 30% of the plastic is retrieved from the ocean and coastline by former fishermen and other collectors. The balance is prevented from ending up in a landfill. Waste2Wear processes the waste into yarn to responsibly produce high-qualitiy fabrics and textile products.


We use these innovative textiles made from recycled plastic for all our sailbags from 2021. 

+ An average size sail bag is made from 35 bottles. 

+ This way we reuse 8.8 tonnes of plastic per season.

Duotone Sailbags 2021

We have stopped using any plastic for packaging our sails

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.

 

OUR ALUMINIUM PRODUCTS ARE PRODUCED CO2 NEUTRAL OPTIMIZING TRANSPORTATION

+ Duotone aluminium products, like booms, extensions & bases are manufactured in a CO2 neutral production facility.

+ Plus, we keep shipping distances at a minimum: Our aluminium booms, extensions & bases are produced in Germany using 100% European raw materials in order to reduce transport routes to our manufacture and then to our central warehouse at most.

We compensate all carbon emissions

By supporting a hydropower carbon offset project in Sri Lanka, the country where our sails are produced, we compensate all carbon emissions caused by our sails during manufacture and transport.


Lern more about CO2 COMPENSATION here.

Duotone Sustainability Climate Partner

WE SUPPORT YOU MAINTAINING YOUR GEAR

We have every tiny little part of our products available for you in our spare part shop to make it as easy as possible to upgrade your equipment. Find the spare part you need here.