Lisa Amenda

OutDoor by ISPO Trend Report Sustainability, Part 2

Sustainability and Outdoor: Trend Towards Renewable Natural Materials

Outdoor and nature belong inseparably together. No wonder that the topic of sustainability is a matter close to the heart of the outdoor industry. The OutDoor by ISPO Sustainability Trend Report shows how brands protect the environment and looks ahead to OutDoor by ISPO from the 30th og June - the 3rd of July 2019. Part 2: Renewable raw materials of nature.

Natürliche und damit schnell biologisch abbaubare Naturmaterialien sind ein Nachhaltigkeitstrend der Outdoor-Branche.
Natural and therefore quickly biodegradable materials are a sustainability trend in the outdoor industry.

For the outdoor industry, global challenges such as climate change, plastic waste and extinction of species are also, or precisely because outdoor sports take place primarily in nature, an issue. This is also demonstrated by a look at the innovations and visions for summer 2020, which will be presented from 30 June to 3 July 2019 at OutDoor by ISPO in Munich, where the CSR Hub & Sustainability Kiosk in Hall B6 will also be setting up a special Focus Area on the subject of sustainability.

Also read parts 1 and 3 of the OutDoor by ISPO Sustainability Trend Report:

Part 1: Recycling and Oceanwaste

Part 3: Environmental protection as a business objective

Eucalyptus Wood as Material Basis

Many manufacturers also focus on renewable raw materials from nature. In recent years, classics have been the industrially produced Lyocell made of eucalyptus wood, also known as Tencel, or merino wool - and still are.

The bike clothing brand Triple2, for example, will be using a blend of 64 percent merino wool and 36 percent Tencel in its jerseys from next year. This should make the shirts particularly comfortable to wear. In addition, they are made of 100 percent natural materials and are 100 percent biodegradable.

Mit S.Café®-Technologie: Die Multifunktionsjacke „Neufundland 2“ für Damen.
With S.Café® technology: The multifunctional jacket "Neufundland 2" for ladies.

Schöffel Relies on Coffee

Schöffel, on the other hand, concentrates on another natural raw material: coffee. The clothing manufacturer processes textile fibers with recycled coffee grounds from the functional fabric S.Café. The Schwabmünchen-based company is presenting the new S.Café Airmem for the summer of 2020. A light membrane, a quarter of which consists of coffee oil and thus naturally integrates the odor inhibiting effect into jackets, for example.

The Bavarian sleeping bag manufacturer Grüezi Bag, however, presents the Biopod DownWool Ice Compostable, a sleeping bag made of breathable nylon that is almost 100 percent industrially compostable in 200 days. Conventional polyester would need about 400 years for this.

And here you can read parts 1 and 3 of the major sustainability trend report:

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Lisa Amenda