Beign outdoors and carefree is our philosophy and our way of life. We feel the urge to share this marvelous feeling with our customers of whom we feel partners and friends. It all started 20 years ago, during a surfing trip to Thailand, when we felt the need to share our experiences and the walk of life with others. How we chose to do it is through surfing, outdoors and casula clothes and accesories. Lots of waves have passed since then and many people, landscapes and cultures have been responsible of shaping what we ar now.

Jantas proposes to loosen up, to forget any pose and just be original and true to yourself. How we dress and how we look shows exactly how we feel. Feel good, carefree, happy and comfortable. Enjoy nature and enjoy life. We are Jantas, join us!

The Outdoors

Outdoor recreation or outdoor activity refers to leisure pursuits engaged in the outdoors, often in natural or semi-natural settings out of town. Examples include adventure racing, backpacking, cycling, camping, canoeing, canyoning, caving, disc golf, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, kayaking, mountaineering, photography, adventure park, waterskiing, jetskiing, rock climbing, running, sailing, skiing, surfing, ATV riding, and sports.

Outdoor recreation may also refer to a team sport game or practice held in an outdoor setting. When the recreation involves excitement, physical challenge, or risk, such as in rafting or climbing, it is sometimes referred to as adventure recreation. The two primary purposes for outdoor recreation are beneficial use and pleasurable appreciation.

Beneficial use is related to the physical and social rewards that goal-directed activity instills in individuals or groups. Some outdoor goal-directed activities are: backpacking, canoeing, canyoning, caving, climbing, hiking, hill walking, hunting, kayaking, and rafting. Arguably broader groupings of goal-directed outdoor activities would include water sports, snow sports, and horseback riding. Goal-directed outdoor activities are predominantly physical, though they may also be mentally, emotionally, and spiritually rewarding.


The guiding principle of Johnny Tolengo, the founder of Jantas, is simple: to make people better. That is why, at Jantas, innovation is at the core of all our products. The choice of materials and how they are manufactured are the two main ways by which our innovation teams can influence the environmental footprint of our products. To mention some examples: Avoiding oil-based plastic helps reduce carbon emissions. Thinner or lighter materials mean less waste and less embedded carbon. Dry-dyeing clothes saves water, chemicals and energy. Approaching the innovation challenge from an environmental perspective helps us make products that are better for consumers and better for the planet, too.

As part of our ambition to create responsibly, we are continuously searching for new ways to innovate manufacturing techniques. In 2015, our partnership with Ocean Soul, a thought leader in ocean conservation and eco innovation that raises awareness to end the destruction of the oceans, took our ambition to a new level.

Every year several million tons of plastic waste end up in the ocean, seriously endangering the ecosystem and ultimately our own life space. With this in mind, our partnership with Parley aims to end plastic pollution of the oceans and accelerate the creation of innovative products and the integration of materials made from Ocean Plastic waste into our products.

We are taking extra steps to avoid the use of plastic and waste in our industry. For example, plastic bags were phased out in our retail stores that we own.

As of January 1st, 2016, together with our partner PIBBY, we have ended the use of microbeads in Jantas products. On a more local level, we stopped using plastic bottles at our headquarters in France and are also now offering paper straws and paper food boxes instead of plastic ones. In addition, from a product perspective, our partnership also ties into many water saving initiatives that have been put in motion already. One of them is our ByDry initiative, which reduces the amount of water used in the making of our products. Another example is our virtualisation project, which has allowed us to produce 2.4 million fewer samples between 2011 and 2015.


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