Jack Wolfskin claims that it has come up with the first waterproof outdoor jackets using fully recycled materials.
This new jacket range combines an outer shell and the Texapore Ecosphere membrane, both made from recycled polyester. Jack Wolfskin says it has developed the PFC-free Texapore Ecosphere with several suppliers and has exclusive rights to it for two years.
The German group has been quietly but extensively working on sustainability in the last years, through partnerships with Bluesign, the Fair Wear Foundation and the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals program, among others.
The innovation was introduced at the OutDoor trade fair, currently held in Friedrichshafen, Germany, by Daniele Grasso, former head of product development for apparel, now director of apparel from the start of June.
Source: Outdoor Industry Compass