Introducing our proprietary fabrics:
recycled, waterless dyed and revolutionary.

Introducing our proprietary fabrics:
recycled, waterless dyed and revolutionary.


WE COULDN’T FIND WHAT WE WANTED, SO WE MADE IT OURSELVES. COMBINING SUPPLIERS, YARNS AND MILLS, THE RESULT IS A RANGE OF TECHNICAL FABRICS WITH PERFORMANCE EQUAL OR BETTER THAN ANTYHING CURRENTLY ON THE MARKET.

Creating technical fabrics is an art form. The way different materials are selected and turned into yarn, then weaved and combined with waterproof/breathable membranes to become a fabric that lives and breathes is a beautiful thing.

We wanted a combination of performance features, stretch, comfort, hand feel and sustainability that simply didn’t exist before. We worked with the finest raw material suppliers and mills to create a range of custom fabrics that matched our aspirations.

 


THE
PLANET
MATTERS

Waterless dyeing: a new approach to an age-old problem.

Traditional ‘piece’ dyeing uses an immense amount of water and produces high levels of chemical and carbon emissions. Imagine if you could impregnate the colour into the raw material BEFORE it is woven into a fabric – this way you don’t have to dye the finished fabric and the colour becomes part of the material itself, meaning no reduction in colour fastness from washing or exposure to the sun.

We’ve taken the traditional way of doing things and turned it on it’s head – creating a better fabric and helping reduce environmental impact immensely.

The raw recycled material is mixed with a master colour batch to impregnate colour. This material is then extruded into a yarn which is then woven into a fabric and a waterproof/breathable membrane applied.

This creates a technical fabric with the colour embedded in it, meaning no dyeing needs to happen. There is some water needed to clean and cool the machinery required to extrude the yarn, but no water is used in the process itself. This results in a water saving of around 75% compared to traditional methods and we’re edging ever closer to 100%.

ENVIRONMENTAL BENFITS

75%

LESS WATER CONTUMPTION

90%

LESS CHEMICAL USAGE

50%

LESS ENERGY

60%

LESS CO2 EMMISSIONS

75%

LESS WATER CONTUMPTION

90%

LESS CHEMICAL USAGE

50%

LESS ENERGY

60%

LESS CO2 EMMISSIONS

WATERLESS DYEING VERSUS TRADITIONAL DYEING

TRADITIONAL
‘PIECE’ DYEING
Uses 10-30 gallons per jacket

WATERLESS
‘SOLUTION’ DYEING
Uses 0 gallons per jacket

First the yarn is extruded and spun from
raw material – generally PET or nylon.

First the recycled are material is mixed
with a coloured ‘master batch’.

The yarn is weaved into fabric.

The coloured yarn is extruded.

The fabric is dyed.

The coloured yarn is weaved.


Recycled material
from upcycled 
clothing.

MOST RECYCLED PET COMES FROM BOTTLES OR INDUSTRIAL WASTE. OURS COMES FROM RECYCLING OLD CLOTHING AND UNIFORMS.

In another first, unlike regular recycling processes – which, don’t get us wrong, are essential in our move as a society towards sustainability and which we applaud – we’ve gone one step further. Partnering with a government sponsored initiative in China, we use old garments and uniforms collected from service industries, schools, police and consumers and use a chemical process to break them down into a raw material.
Unlike traditional bottle recycling which can only create a lower quality plastic, this process creates a high quality plastic and can be repeated indefinitely. This is a major step towards creating a circular economy.

RE:DOWN
Reclaimed down and feathers.
No animals harmed.



High quality down,
extracted from post-
consumer goods.

RE:DOWN DO AMAZING THINGS. THEY RECYCLE DOWN AND FEATHERS EXTRACTED FROM POST-CONSUMER GOODS SO THAT THEY CAN BE RE-USED AS FILLING MATERIAL IN APPAREL, SLEEPING BAGS OR BEDDING.

They use their own thermal water for the washing, no city water. The used water goes through a water recycling system and is sent back to earth as clean as drinking water.

They use no chemicals for the regular finishing of Re:Down products. The sterilization happens through high temperature. 30% of the electricity used in the factory is produced by solar panels. Their aim is to bring it up to 70% in the coming years.

They have also developed a treatment that makes the down water-repellent. It absorbs less moisture, dries faster and keeps its loft and thermal properties even in wet conditions. It is an ecological recipe with no fluorine and formaldehyde-free.

Visit www.re-down.com for more information.


PFC-FREE
CO DWR 
COATING

A PERFLUORINATED COMPOUND, OR PFC, IS A PERSISTENT POLLUTANT THAT DOES NOT BREAK DOWN WHEN IT IS RELEASED INTO THE ENVIRONMENT. WE’VE ERADICATED IT.

Durable Water Repellent (DWR) is a textile treatment applied to fabric used for clothing, like a jacket. The treatment prevents water from saturating the fabric by causing water to bead & roll off the surface. It keeps your jacket drier, which ultimately keeps you drier. PFCs increase the surface tension of the fabric, which helps water bead up and roll off.

We use accredited biobased and hydrocarbon polymer-based chemistries in order to achieve the best water repellency performance with the lowest impact. Our PFC-free DWR is comparable to traditional iterations.



COMPARISON CHART


WATERPROOF
BREATHABILITY
RATING

RECYCLED YARN

100%

50%

100%

WATERLESS DYE

PFC-FREE DYE

BLUESIGN
CERTIFIED FABRIC 

FACTORY
LIST 

WATER RESISTANT
ZIPPERS 

GOOGLE
WIPE 

KEY CLIP
CORD 

SADDLE
SHOULDER 

COHAESIVE
CORD LOCKS

REMOVABLE
POWDER SKIRT

FOREARM LIFT
PASS POCKET

MSRP

$419

$799

$699

$970

COMPARISON CHART


FW19/20 COLLECTION


G13LJ-X8/SR
3-Layer shell Jacket
20,000mm
/20,000gm
Waterless dye
Recycled yarn


G13LP-X8/SR
3-Layer shell Pant
20,000mm
/20,000gm
Waterless dye
Recycled yarn


G1DML-X4/SR
Down Mid Layer
Recycled down
Recycled yarn
Waterless dye

FW19/20 COLLECTION


G13LJ-X8/SR
3-Layer shell Jacket
20,000mm
/20,000gm
Waterless dye
Recycled yarn

VIEW PRODUCT


G13LP-X8/SR
3-Layer shell Pant
20,000mm
/20,000gm
Waterless dye
Recycled yarn

VIEW PRODUCT


G1DML-X4/SR
Down Mid Layer
Recycled down
Recycled yarn
Waterless dye

VIEW PRODUCT

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