Where is my camping stove made? All KOVEA camping stoves are made in South Korea, a country with high wages and high scores for press freedom, democracy and other indicators.
In these times of growing geopolitical tension and concern about Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues, we think it is important to ask, and to consider where your money goes when you buy a stove. Here is our quick guide to let you know where most common stove brands are made. We have also included some key data about the countries where different brands are made, to help you make an informed decision.
Where is my stove made? Human Rights Reports & General Information
Country Data & Further Reading
Adjusted Net National Income per capita: World Bank
World Press Freedom Ranking: Reporters Without Borders
Corruption Perception Index: Transparency International
Global Freedom Index: Freedom House.org
At MercatorGear.com we are committed to acting as good global citizens. We are committed to providing as much information as we can to support our users so you can maximise enjoyment and safety. We are also keen to provide lots of information about stove performance, and about how to maintain and repair your stove. Where your stove is made is also an important consideration because in the words of a famous historian, “All actions are political“. In other words, all purchase decisions have consequences for workers, the environment, economies and governments. So it is really worth spending a bit of time to think about what kind of company and government you are supporting when you buy your stove. The information on this page should help you to make an informed decision.