Here is how some of our brands are doing their bit for the world:
Jack Wolfskin's revolutionary Texapore Ecosphere technology is the first totally recycled membrane. Offering triple protection: three times as sustainable, three times as strong. The Texapore Ecosphere collection features outer material, membrane and lining that is totally recycled.
Zero Waste Concept
Jack Wolfskin is actively contributing to environmental protection: using recycled PET bottles for outer materials (over 1 million bottles used so far), as well as using production remnants to manufacture their membrane and using fully recycled materials in over 150 of their products.
Since autumn 2018, their fleece jackets featuring Nanuk Ecosphere technology are made of totally recycled material.
As well as working with recycled materials, Jack Wolfskin has made a promise to:
- Only use certified organic cotton
- Use Down sourced solely from ethical sources where the animals’ welfare is paramount
- Ensure clothes and all items of equipment are entirely PFC-free and 100% PVC free
Patagonia have switched many of its materials and processes to alternatives that have a lower impact. By 2025 all of Patagonia's apparel products will be made from 100% recycled, reclaimed or renewable resources.
For the Spring 2021 season, 84% of Patagonia's polyester fabrics are made with recycled polyester. As a result, Patagonia have reduced their CO₂e emissions by 14% compared to virgin polyester fabrics; that amounts to more than 3.1 million pounds of CO₂e.
For the Future
Patagonia are looking beyond plastic bottles to the next generation of potential recycled materials. Long-term, Patagonia are looking into chemical-recycling technologies that might allow them to reuse recycled garments and get Patagonia closer to a “circular” manufacturing process.
Didriksons vision is to manufacture garments with longevity that can easily be repaired if damaged. Didriksons have launched their recyclable polyester clothing that is both wind and waterproof.
If your garment bears their recycling symbol, then you know that it can be recycled down the line and turned into new fabric.
Didriksons objective is to take responsibility for the entire chain from production through to recycling. They achieve this by designing and producing clothing that will last a long time and providing features such as their Extend Size function for kids’ clothing. Didriksons kids’ clothing also has name tags with space for several names, encouraging the practice of items being passed on once outgrown.
As a children's clothing manufacturer Mikk-Line have a large responsibility towards children and the environment. That’s why Mikk Line have decided to make environmentally friendly rainwear made from recycled plastic bottles. By using recycled plastic, when producing rainwear, 80% less energy is used in comparison to rainwear made of polyester and oil.
Klean Kanteen offer a range of Drinkware & Food Storage, that makes it easy to make the switch from single use plastics to a sustainable option.
As well as offering long lasting and sustainable products, Klean Kanteen has worked for the last 10 years to reduce their impact on the environment and are now 100% carbon neutral in the manufacture and delivery of their products worldwide.
They also donate 1% of their gross sales through 1% for the Planet. To date, Klean Kanteen have given away more than 3.1 million dollars in unrestricted funds to nonprofits working on climate change and related environmental issues.
Sunday Afternoons' mission is to enhance everyday adventure with durable, stylish, feature-rich childrens hats that look as good as they feel. As outdoor lovers, Sunday Afternoons are committed to giving back to the wild and minimising their impact when both sourcing and manufacturing items.
Every year, Sunday Afternoons takes additional steps towards more sustainable practices when making their kids hats and accessories.
In 2020, Teva transitioned 100% of their iconic straps to traceable verifiable recycled plastic using REPREVE®, a yarn created from recycled plastic bottles. Since then, Teva have diverted 24 million bottles from landfills and put them to better use.
Strap into freedom
Teva have transformed plastic waste into Teva webbing. The cleaned and prepped pellets are then spun into yarn, and that yarn gets woven into the ultra-strong webbing in their footwear.