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 Bio Synthetics: Red Bull and Schoeller Trust in Sustainable Garments
Textiles | 20.06.2017

Schoeller and Red Bull feature Sustainability and Upcycled Products

Econyl and EnergyWear: Bio Synthetics Offer a new Sustainable Solution for Sports

Bio Synthetics: Red Bull and Schoeller Trust in Sustainable Garments. Sustainable yarn features in the summer 2019 collection from Schoeller. (Quelle: Schoeller)
Sustainable yarn features in the summer 2019 collection from Schoeller.
Bild: Schoeller
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Bio synthetics and recycled synthetics are the latest sustainable route for outdoor brands to pursue. The new generation of synthetics has a far superior eco footprint compared to their virgin synthetic counterparts, yet maintain the performance desired by the consumer. 

Ecological aspects such as recycled nylon and PFC-free bio technologies based on renewable raw materials are a focal point of the industry. Incorporating Econyl (recycled nylon) into their collection, it isn’t just the ingredients of the textiles that are pursuing a stronger sustainable push but finishes too.


Textiles with Econyl yarn made by Schoeller are genuinely upcycled products produced from regenerated waste material. The Econyl regeneration system reduces global waste by reclaiming reusable material from tips and oceans and returning it to the production cycle.

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Today’s resulting yarn is indistinguishable from conventional yarn in terms of quality and appearance. The Schoeller Econyl fabric family mirrors conventional synthetic  qualities including ultra-light, bi-elastic schoeller-dynamic  windbreaker function and very soft, fine schoeller-dryskin for high-tech sports.

The Textile Trends of Summer 2019 in Pictures


Optimum Body Climate Control for Sports and Urban Applications

Depending on the requirements, these soft-shells are available with various natural fiber backings. Or as a double-face with smooth, color-contrasting reverse in Econyl yarn. The special feature of this soft-shell is its complete sustainability; even the bio foam in the centre is based on renewable raw materials.

Summer 2019 sees a flourish of new colorways. (Quelle: Schoeller)
Summer 2019 sees a flourish of new colorways.
Bild: Schoeller

Water repellence is ensured by the new fluorocarbon-free ecorepel bio technology, also based on renewable raw materials. High perfomance wind and weather protection is provided by the two-layer Schoeller-WB formula with climate-regulating c_change membrane.

Multi-colored Effects Dominate the Season 

Color is crucial for Spring/Summer 2019, as highlighted in the trends from ISPO TEXTRENDS. Alongside sustainable fabrics and technologies, summer 2019 is dominated by multi colors. The highly-elastic, polychrome schoeller-dryskin qualities produce completely new color effects. 

From lush shades of green to blue nuances and burnt henna and violet variations, a kaleidoscope of exciting effects and color combinations emerges. Always appearing with a contrast color on the reverse, it presents itself as a genuine eye-catcher which also impresses with its function.

Red Bull's alpha Tauri EnergyWear.  (Quelle: Alpha Tauri)
Red Bull's alpha Tauri EnergyWear.
Bild: Alpha Tauri

The reversible aspect of the fabrics also leads to added dimensions for brand developers in the design stage. The light pants and jacket weights offer excellent abrasion resistance and moisture management due to the microfiber on the inside. They are also equipped with Schoeller’s new PFC-free ecorepel bio technology which provides reliable water repellence.

All Season Fabrics offer added Value to the Consumer

Outstanding wind and weather protection is offered by the super-light, elastic 2.5 layer laminates from the e3+-product line. Perfect for cycling and outdoor jackets which fold up compactly and are water vapor permeable and suitable for taping.

The polyester knitted fabrics are available in neon yellow or white (for printing) with a light membrane, or in black with a dark membrane. Permanent ceramic dots keep the fabric comfortably away from the skin and protect the membrane which, consequently no longer needs to be lined.

Red Bull und Schoeller create AlphaTauri EnergyWear. (Quelle: AlphaTauri)
Red Bull und Schoeller create AlphaTauri EnergyWear.
Bild: AlphaTauri

A high level of comfort is also offered by various soft schoeller-shape polyamide jacket weights in matte shades such as pine green, olive, stone grey, night blue, lush yellow, burnt henna or rosé. Always with contrasting reverse, either smooth or structured, they can create a technical 3D impression or a clean sporty look, depending on the backing.

Energizing Brand Alliance - Red Bull and Schoeller Continue with Taurex

Red Bull launches it second EnergyWear collection using Taurex technology, which was developed by AlphaTauri in collaboration with Schoeller Textile. During the processing, garments are treated with a titan-mineral-complex liquid that reflects back energy the human body releases and stimulates the circulation, leading to an energized feeling and enhanced wellbeing.


The EnergyWear collection captures the essence of energizing Red Bull into clothing – living up to claims of increased performance and mental performance capacity.

See the textile trends of the future in the ISPO TEXTRENDS Trendbook Spring/Summer 2019. Get your copy here >>>

Stars at the ISPO MUNICH 2016 (Quelle: Messe München GmbH)
Article by Louisa Smith, trend scout
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