Colleagues Bags Series: retro-style for urban trendsetters
Retro is absolutely in. For the past few years, old-school style bags have been gracing modern cityscapes. The German family-run company VAUDE is also revisiting its roots and has revamped a few style icons from its over 40-year history as a mountain sports outfitter. The new Colleagues bag collection fuses timeless design with urban elegance and a modern slant for the needs of today. The new Colleagues have a sense of organization and are intrinsically dedicated to environmental conservation. After all, they consist largely of recycled material and bear the prestigious VAUDE Green Shape label. These Colleagues are your ticket for a journey that’s "Back to the Future".
New Generation of Recycled Bags Series: sporty, casual, eco-friendly
Since 2009, the Recycled bags and backpacks have been some of VAUDE’s absolute best-sellers. This is no wonder, after all these eco-trendsetters made from recycled PET bottles are not only stylish but also highly practical, and indispensable companions for modern everyday life. Now, VAUDE has reworked the series with some minor design updates and added two new models.
VAUDE focuses on "Made in Germany"
VAUDE’s new specialized production facility at its company headquarters in southern Germany, VAUDE Manufaktur, doesn’t look like a typical industrial building with its warm-toned, blond wood façade. The new 2-million euro production plant built by the outdoor outfitter began operation at the beginning of the year. The role that sustainability plays in the facility – as in the surrounding buildings – is unmistakable. Plenty of natural wood and energy-efficient strategies ensure a comfortable, healthy working space. 42 employees have finally returned to the VAUDE Manufaktur at the company headquarters and are thrilled with the space. Due to a major fire in 2015, production had been temporarily moved to a rented production plant. Approximately 100,000 bike bags and backpacks are made in the 1,800 m2 factory – utilizing craftsmanship that meets highly technological standards. VAUDE will continue to expand its “Made in Germany” production, which is growing by about 20 percent annually.
VAUDE wins A.T. Kearney Family Award
As part of the A.T. Kearney consulting firm’s 361° Grad Initiative, VAUDE has been honored with the Family Award. This award is based on the results of employee surveys regarding family-friendliness which A.T. Kearney conducted nationwide. VAUDE and Kindernothilfe (a German aid organization for children) received the best scores from their employees and thus the A.T. Kearney Family Award.
VAUDE ranks twice among the best five companies
The outdoor manufacturer VAUDE from Tettnang in Southern Germany was nominated by a jury of experts in two categories for the German Federal Government’s CSR Award (CSR = Corporate Social Responsibility). "We are pleased that we were listed twice among the five best companies in Germany. Even though we didn’t achieve first place, it is a great endorsement of our level of commitment. We would like to congratulate the winners, Rapunzel and Weleda, which have been consistently dedicated to sustainability for decades, inspiring others," said VAUDE CEO Antje von Dewitz on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at the Awards Ceremony in Berlin where she participated in a panel discussion. The nomination alone serves as both an incentive and an obligation, and demonstrates that VAUDE is distinguished by exemplary and responsible corporate governance. A total of 25 companies were nominated in five categories for the CSR Awards.
Roccia Primasoft Hoody: Hybrid Trekking Jacket with PrimaLoft® Insulation
As most outdoor enthusiasts know, the best way to head out into nature is on foot – and not by car. Even in winter, exploring hill and dale are not a problem when you have the right gear. In terms of insulation, the magic word is "hybrid" for optimal microclimate comfort. VAUDE spells it out clearly in the new Roccia Primasoft Hoody that puts premium PrimaLoft® insulation to work, and even comes with an environmental bonus to boot. So, what are you waiting for? Head for the hills and listen to the call of the wild!
Shuksan 3L Jacket & Hybrid Pants with Ceplex Green Membrane
At VAUDE, a firm commitment to environmental protection has been a leitmotif of sustainable innovation for many years. These southern Germans have now added a surprising ecological development in their in-house Ceplex membrane by including recycled and biobased components. Ceplex Green is used in the technical, alpine-oriented Shuksan apparel line that wows with windproof, waterproof and eco-friendly performance. VAUDE has also completely eliminated the use of harmful fluorocarbons in its membrane and water-repellent finishes.
VAUDE Reversible Bike Cape
With the Tirano reversible cycling cape, VAUDE has created a stylish all-rounder for cold weather riding. It protects bikers from wind and inhospitable weather so they can pursue their modern cycling lifestyles, and with a reversible function, it can be used in a myriad of great ways.
VAUDE Softshell Steglio Jacket
Recycling materials are now to be found in an ever-increasing number of new products. The product developers at VAUDE also see this as a positive development, and are increasingly using materials in performance apparel that help conserve valuable resources. This can be seen put to work in two ways in the technical softshell Steglio Jacket.
VAUDE Bike Sports - Performance styles with wool
Wool in performance sportswear has made great headway now that it can be processed in finest quality. This natural fiber offers a wide range of advantages and is put to use in a wide selection of jackets, trousers and jerseys in the new VAUDE Bike Collection for Fall/Winter 2017-18.
Functional Winter Apparel for Children
VAUDE Children's Apparel has been skillfully engineered down to the last detail and is full of child-friendly outdoor functionality. It’s no wonder – after all, this family run company from southern Germany has a test lab right at its doorstep with the company’s own on-site daycare center.
Footwear: Urban winter shoes with felt and Terra Care® leather
Kiruna, the northernmost city in Sweden, serves not only as the namesake for the new VAUDE winter footwear series. Weather-wise, there are also strong leanings toward the Scandinavian winter. With insulating felt materials, premium TerraCare® eco-leather and thermal PrimaLoft® linings, UBN Kiruna Mid boots defy winter while sporting compelling eco-friendliness as well.