Partner Stories

Made for Those Who Demand More

Since the invention of the Gore-Tex membrane almost 50 years ago, the brand stands for durable weather protection and comfort in functional outdoor clothing. During that time, the membrane technology has been constantly improved and reinvented.

By GORE

Polartec Performance Fabrics With Biolon: Nylon Just Got Better

Polartec’s Power Shield and Power Stretch Pro are now using Biolon* plant-based nylon fiber and membrane.

By Polartec

Back to the Earth

Often at the end of a textile product life cycle, we make the decision on how best to dispose the product. For a sustainable future, we could consider biodegradability. What is needed for successful biodegradation?

By Hohenstein

The Power of Cluster

Mammut revolutionizes mountain insulation with down innovations and its latest European-produced “Mammut Loopinsulation,” made using upcycled rope scraps.

By Mammut

An Inconvenient Truth About PFCs

While “PFC-free” has become a common claim in the outdoor industry, Fjällräven’s extensive journey of eliminating PFCs since 2009, closely aligned with scientific research, reveals a much more complex reality.

By Fjällräven

NextGen Ingredient Brands for a Regenerative Economy

From performance to sustainability to the regenerative economy. Ingredient Branding has undergone a “remarkable transformation” says Tomas Vucurevic, Managing Director of the Ingredient Brand consultancy Braind.

By Braind

Aku Launches “Impacto”

Aku offers retailers Impacto, the first manual of its kind that estimates CO2 emissions from outdoor footwear. The issue of environmental impact will continue to be a central topic in the outdoor industry.

By AKU

Ready for Circular Economy

Sympatex has developed its own Eco Design Guide that brand partners can design their products in a circular way. The eco-design recommendations have been implemented in a separate trade fair collection together with YKK.

By SympaTex