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    Dimpora CEO Mario Stucki: “We make a membrane in a way no one else does”


    A membrane that is waterproof, windproof, breathable, PFAS-free, biodegradable and recyclable. The science is already here. Dimpora’s CEO explains.

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    No to PFAS: Sympatex offering webinar on action and alternatives


    Sympatex has announced its latest webinar “No to PFAS,” to be held on May 4, 2023, at 10:30–12:00 CEST. Katy Stevens (EOG), Lisa Skedung (RISE) and Jonatan Kleimark (ChemSec) will give an overview of specific PFAS restriction consequences in the textile industry, current PFAS alternatives, the concrete procedure of ECHA’s ...

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    PFAS restrictions in Europe: Online information by ECHA and Sympatex ahead


    Shortly after the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has presented its proposal for restricting PFAS in Europe (as reported earlier in OIC here), textile technologies provider Sympatex is working on a series of educational webinars on the topic that aim to clarify the process and consequences for stakeholders in the sporting ...

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    Sympatex appoints Scholze to management board


    Kim Scholze has been appointed to Sympatex’s executive board, retroactive to Jan. 1, 2023. As chief sales and marketing officer (CSMO), she will be responsible for Sympatex’s global sales and marketing strategy. The division of the management board in this form is a novelty at Sympatex. Scholze joined the company ...

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    Is this the end of PFAS?


    What does the announced Oeko-Tex ban on the use of PFAS in textiles and footwear mean for the industry and the future of waterproof clothing and footwear? Our article explains the latest changes and lists alternative weatherproof solutions already available. So what is the future of PFAS? Do the recent ...

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    B Lab releases new Best for the World ranking lists 2021


    After pausing its ”Best for the World” lists in 2020 over the Covid-19 crisis, B Lab has now released its list for 2021. “Best for the World” recognizes B Corps worldwide whose B-impact assessment scores rank in the top five percent of their company size track in one or more ...

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    Sympatex hires business development manager


    Source: Sympatex Ulf Jenson Ulf Jenson has joined the Sympatex customer team as the company’s new business development manager. Over the past six years, he served as managing director, business development director and vendor manager for the German e-commerce retailers Jakkaro GmbH and Merkkur GmbH, where he ...

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    Sympatex teams up with Nature Sport Academy


    The German materials company Sympatex has signed a partnership with Nature Sports Company, a German association representing the interests of nature sports professionals in a commercial, professional environment, connecting a network of associations, organizations, universities, ministries and authorities. Together with Sympatex, Nature Sports Academy is working on a “design for ...

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    Pre-stage in the supply chain puts the pedal to the metal for sustainability


    With the new EU Textile Strategy proposals published on March 30, 2022, as part of a larger package on the circular economy, the industry is under increasing pressure to fundamentally transform both consumer behavior and the entire supply chain. In particular, players that are part of the early supply chain, ...

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    Is being waterproof the most important part of our apparel?


    The outdoor industry has been characterized by the hero product made from Gore-tex (other shell materials are available). Is this really the focus of design thinking that should be championed? One of the great marketing case stories of the last 30 years is that those seeking to equip themselves now ...

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    SOMWR organizes panel discussion on sustainability at PWA Windsurf WC in France


    During the last SOMWR 10 x Marignane PWA Grand Slam Windsurf Worldcup, German apparel brand SOMWR (the apparel branch of the Starboard SUP brand) has organized a panel discussion, bringing eleven speakers from the water sports industry and ecological movements on stage. The participants included Maximilian Reimers from Fridays for ...

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    Outdoor brands validate claims to “B” good through B Corp certification


    Companies that prioritize people, the planet, and profits can expect to benefit from the vast amount of wealth handed down from baby boomers to millennials.

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    Sympatex: 25 percent bio-based material in all membranes


    Sympatex announced at ISPO Munich Online that as early as this year, more than 25 percent of the raw materials required for its membrane will be switched to bio-based sources derived from various organic waste streams (based on mass balancing). At the same time, it aims to ensure ...

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    Brand relaunch for Pyua


    The German brand Pyua , which has stood for sustainable outdoor clothing since its inception in 2008, has unveiled a new brand identity that is intended to stand even more uncompromisingly for its sustainability mission. For the brand relaunch, Pyua has focused on three principles: Purity, Versatility and, above all, ...

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    Sympatex cooperates with eBay Upcycling Store powered by Vaude


    As an ecological alternative among textile function specialists, ingredient brand Sympatex is now supporting the sustainable initiative of eBay and Vaude with high-quality functional materials. Sewing and crafting enthusiasts can bid for sustainable Sympatex functional materials on the online marketplace in addition to high-quality material scraps ...

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    Sympatex CEO receives Planetary Consciousness Prize


    Rüdiger Fox , managing director of Sympatex Technologies and founder of the management consulting company Gross Corporate Happiness Institute , was awarded the “Planetary Consciousness Award” for 2020 by the Club of Budapest . The reasoning states: “Rüdiger Fox is an excellent turn-around manager who has led a series ...

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    Worn Again Technologies raises €8 million investment


    Worn Again Technologies , a British technology licensing company, has secured up to €8 million in new equity capital from investors, including follow-on commitments from two of its existing strategic investors , H M Group and Sulzer . Worn Again Technologies is developing unique polymer recycling processes that ...