LUCY: Exciting news here! I’ve been selected to work with Grangers as one of their Brand Ambassadors in 2019. There are nine of us in total, and I’m in extremely excellent company with folk such as hard as nails polar explorer Ben Saunders and my friend and absolute heroine, sea kayaker Erin Bastian. It’s an awesome team of keen as mustard outdoor people who I’m looking forward to getting to know a wee bit during 2019.
Grangers make a range of products for cleaning and maintaining outdoor equipment. I’ve been using this stuff for years as part of my normal routine for looking after my gear. I essentially live in outdoor clothing year-round, and have always looked to Grangers to help me clean and reproof my waterproofs, and re-fluff my down gear, to keep it looking after me when I need it most. This doesn’t just matter to me personally, but also helps to reduce waste, as I’m getting the maximum lifespan I can out of my equipment before it needs to be retired. As a brand, Grangers have solid environmental credentials, their products are Bluesign approved, and they have eliminated harmful PFCs from their range.
As a bit of a gear geek myself, I’m also endlessly enthusiastic about encouraging folk to take care of their own equipment in the same environmentally responsible way. For example, on this blog I recently reviewed the microfibre-proof laundry bag, Guppy Friend, and I wrote a know-how piece on washing a down jacket. As a Grangers Brand Ambassador, I’m really looking forward to writing lots more of this useful stuff, plus trip reports and top tips, both on our Arran Wild Walks channels, and over on the Grangers blog. Look out for the hashstag #WithGrangersYouCan to keep up to date.