Earlier than scheduled, Jack Wolfskin will bring its PFOA-free collection of rainwear to the market. Originally, the brand planned to finalize its first PFOA-free range by the end of 2014. Instead, the collection will hit the stores already for the autumn/winter season 2013/14. The upcoming line for summer 2013 is already PFOA-free at 75 percent. PFOA has been sharply criticized by the Greenpeace organization in one of its latest campaigns against outdoor brands whose suppliers use hazardous chemicals in their manufacturing processes. PFOA is notably helpful to make outer shells more water-repellent. While PFOA does not cause any harm to the user of the garment, its use in production has an impact on the environment, notably through water contamination.