A whole mountain of material remnants in various bright colors and different sizes – Noura selects the right pieces and sews a stylish shopper bag from them. Noura Batrdouk originally fled from Syria and has been working in the newly founded upcycling workshop at VAUDE in Tettnang since January. With this project, outdoor gear supplier VAUDE not only shows how resources can be conserved and new products created from unused material, it also demonstrates how integration can be achieved and a successful business model can be launched “almost by itself”.
VAUDE has received five of the ISPO trade fair’s coveted trophies in Munich. The Tettnang-based company received the Eco Achievement Brand Award for its deep commitment to sustainability. The jury was particularly impressed by the Green Shape Core Collection, an entire collection of sustainable products presented by VAUDE at the ISPO. VAUDE received an ISPO Gold Award for the innovative Trail Spacer backpack with a 3D knitted back. Another three ISPO Awards went to the innovative and sustainable products of VAUDE's Green Shape Core Collection. The ISPO, which took place from January 28 to 31 in Munich, attracts about 80,000 trade visitors from all over the world each year.
“Developing products that are completely safe for the environment and for people is our top priority. We would also like to make a contribution toward solving global ecological problems such as the environmental pollution caused by plastics, which can also originate from synthetic textiles,” said Antje von Dewitz, VAUDE CEO. Together with various partners from environmental associations, the scientific community and the textile industry, VAUDE has launched the TextileMission research project. The goal is to find solutions that will reduce the environmental impact of microplastics released when synthetic apparel is washed. VAUDE is excited about the initial successful developments and is launching an innovative fleece material made of a biobased, biodegradable fiber. This is one of the innovative natural materials used by VAUDE in its new, completely sustainable Green Shape Core Collection.
At the heart of the new VAUDE Winter Collection 2018/19 is its Green Shape Core Collection: an authentically sustainable selection of gear for a wide variety of outdoor activities. VAUDE has developed innovative materials that are high performing and environmentally friendly, while at the same time offer solutions for global environmental challenges such as microplastics pollution. With them, VAUDE is presenting the most sustainable products in the industry, underscoring its pioneering position and demonstrating what the future holds for sustainably innovative outdoor gear.
This spring VAUDE will premiere bags in the new Packs ’n Bags Collection made from the renewable raw materials hemp and organic cotton - two long lost friends that are trending hot when it comes to durability and a strong eco-balance. As a third eco element, buckles made from biobased EcoPaXX® (made from castor oil) have been added. VAUDE has used these materials to design six new chic and functional everyday companions for urban trendsetters who value individuality, naturalness and an ethical, sustainable lifestyle.
The southern German outdoor specialist VAUDE is once again demonstrating innovative strength in the field of backpack technology with the lightweight Trail Spacer 8. For the first time, an innovative 3D-knit construction has been used for the back. A globally unparalleled manufacturing process was developed in cooperation with the textile university of Albstadt-Sigmaringen that offers a compact fit for outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking or trail running.
At the ISPO in Munich, VAUDE will be launching for the first time products made of a fleece fabric that feature a biodegradable, softly napped inner lining. As a pioneer in the field of sustainability, VAUDE has developed this fabric in collaboration with the Italian fabric supplier Pontetorto and will be the world’s first manufacturer to introduce it – in its Winter 18/19 Collection. The Miskanti Fleece Jacket, a high-stretch fleece for mountain sports, along with several models of the limited “Green Shape Core Collection” are all made with TENCEL® fleece. A good 40 years after the introduction of fleece fabrics to the outdoor market, VAUDE is now for the first time offering a solution to the problem of the shedding of microfibers during the washing process.
VAUDE is introducing PrimaLoft® Silver Insulation Natural Blend — a new, soft hybrid insulation made from plant fibers — for an eco-friendly yet stylish addition to its collection. The products that feature this innovative layer are not only good looking on the outside; their inner qualities are also first-rate. This trailblazing insulation is making an exclusive debut in the VAUDE Winter Collection 2018/19.
Für die Wintersaison 2018/19 hat VAUDE die Bekleidung für abfahrtsorientierte Skitourengeher grundlegend überarbeitet und nochmals erweitert. Den Schutz vor den Elementen und eine technisch aufwendige Konstruktion zeigt die Back Bowl Serie in einem lässigen und sehr geländegängigen Ski-Outfit. Alle Modelle tragen das VAUDE Green Shape Label für eine umweltfreundliche und sozial faire Herstellung. Die Membran und die wasserabweisende DWR-Ausrüstung ist bei der gesamten Bekleidungskollektion von VAUDE 100 % PFC-frei.
VAUDE‘S All Year Moab Outfit - consisting of a hybrid jacket, long-sleeved jersey and zip-off pants - ensures year round mountain biking adventurous fun. The VAUDE trio comes in a stylish design and with lots of high performance features.
VAUDE has designed the ideal companion for all winter cyclist fashionistas, its Cyclist Padded Parka. The Primaloft® insulation provides warmth even in icy temps, while high vis reflective elements ensure greater safety while riding on the road.
The VAUDE Cyclist Cape is always on call when it's cold outside or the weather shifts from one moment to the next. It’s windproof and warm, and reliably blocks out rain - with two practical kangaroo pockets, it has everything a rain poncho really needs.