Texapore Ecosphere: The world's first 100% recycled* jackets from Jack Wolfskin
Press Release / 22.03.2018
Eco friendly jackets available at Cotswold Outdoor from early March - Texapore Ecosphere is the world's first 100% recyclable jacket and coat range by Jack Wolfskin and part of the Texapore range. Each Texapore Ecosphere jacket is made using a 100% recycled outer material, 100% recycled liner and, most significantly, a 100% recycled membrane. The revolutionary new approach from Jack Wolfskin conserves raw materials and reduces C02 emissions during the production process. The outer fabric and lining of the jackets are produced in an upcycling process from post-consumer PET bottles helping to combat the environmental impact of single use plastics. As an example, each Men's Sierra Trail jacket is recycled using the equivalent of 19 one litre sized PET bottles (size L) and 20 bottles for the Women's Monterey coat (size M). While many manufacturers are able to boast recycled jacket outers, the Texapore Ecosphere range by Jack Wolfskin is unique in employing 100% recycled* materials throughout the garments. For the first time, the brand has succeeded in manufacturing a membrane in an environmentally friendly way by using recycled post-production remnants and is also completely PFC – free. Outdoor enthusiasts will not have to compromise on their expectations of this product. The Texapore Ecosphere membrane is highly technical. Windproof and waterproof to 20,000mm, it also features a breathability rating of 15,000 g/m2/24h.
Alan Perrins, Country Manager UK / Ireland at Jack Wolfskin explains: "We inspired suppliers and competitors with our Texapore Ecosphere technology. Performance has a very important role to play alongside sustainability. Fair production, eco-friendly processes, technical innovations and transparency are the hallmarks of our brand. We are doing pioneering work and want to serve as a role model for the industry."
Melanie Harries, Buying Director at Cotswold Outdoor adds: "We are very excited to be ranging the new Texapore Ecosphere jackets by Jack Wolfskin at Cotswold Outdoor this coming Spring/Summer season. We all love to enjoy our natural environment and we should all try and do our bit to protect it. The impact of single use plastics has been well documented in recent months and it's great that Jack Wolfskin has managed to devise a technology to help reduce this waste."
*Applies to the outer fabric, membrane and lining.
The below range is in selected stores with the full range available online now at www.cotswoldoutdoor.com
Jack Wolfskin Men's Sierra Trail Ecosphere Jacket - RRP £165 - Recycled using the equivalent of 19 one litre sized PET bottles (size L), this jacket will appeal to the ambitious fast and light aficionado. Specially engineered pit zips deliver optimised ventilation while the clean, unfussy design ramps up the style factor. With reflective detailing for improved wearer visibility.
Jack Wolfskin Women's Monterey Ecosphere Coat - RRP £200 - Recycled using the equivalent of 20 one litre sized PET bottles (size M), this jacket is a real all-rounder. The longer design doesn't just look classy, but also offers protection in all weathers. Continuing the modern, but practical theme, the hood has an extra wide, quilted brim that can be folded in or out quickly and easily.
Jack Wolfskin Women's Sierra Pass Ecosphere Jacket - RRP £150 - Recycled using the equivalent of 17 one litre sized PET bottles (size M), this jacket is lightweight, understated and super sporty. Ideal for all fast-paced outdoor activities.