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Elope Jacket – Functional hiking jacket made with recycled materials

Mit Recycling auf dem Vormarsch

VAUDE has set itself ambitious targets and intends to significantly increase the proportion of recycled materials in its outdoor product range. The proportion of VAUDE products with a minimum content of 50 % renewable, biobased or recycled raw materials is to increase from the current level of just under 45 % (Summer 20 collection) to 90 % by 2024. The Elope Jacket is setting a good example. This functional jacket is largely made with recycled materials, which conserves valuable resources in production. The wind and waterproof 2-layer construction is the first choice for eco-aware hikers.

Everybody's talking about sustainability these days – with the Elope Jacket you'll also be wearing it directly on your body. This is because the jacket is primarily made of environmentally friendly, recycled materials. The hard-wearing outer fabric is made of 100 % recycled polyester and recycled raw materials are used exclusively for the lining materials.

Recycling protects our climate, environment and resources

Almost half of the VAUDE Trekking collection for Summer 2021 already consists of textiles made with recycled materials. For VAUDE's CEO, Antje von Dewitz, raw material recycling is a key future strategy for sustainable products. "Pollution from plastic waste is one of the many environmental problems of modern times. By using recycled materials, we can help to ensure that valuable raw materials are reused, that fewer emissions are produced in manufacturing and that overall, fewer fossil fuels are exploited. This is why we want to significantly increase the proportion of recycled materials in our products over the next few years, while at the same time working on biobased material innovations. Our target: moving away from oil, moving towards renewable and sustainable solutions."

Big effect – small packing size

Preserving what you love and preserving natural resources – this is what the Elope Jacket is all about. Whether it's a day trip, a hut hopping weekend or a journey around the world – the Elope Jacket provides solid weather protection for outdoor lovers with an ecological conscience. It'll free up your mind so you can focus on the truly important things while hiking. The jacket can be packed down small in its own inner pocket so you can take it with you wherever you go. It easily fits in the side pocket of the backpack or even a shoulder bag.

Clever details

As far as the technical details are concerned, the waterproof hiking jacket truly leaves nothing to be desired. The Elope Jacket has underarm ventilation and water-repellent zips, the integrated, adjustable hood can be rolled up and stored in the collar. No matter what the weather is, with the Elope Jacket there's only one target: forward to nature!

Sustainable production methods

The Elope Jacket is produced primarily from recycled polyester and polyamide. It’s made with eco-friendly, water repellent Eco Finish, which is manufactured without the use of fluorocarbons (PFC). The VAUDE Green Shape label stands for environmentally friendly, functional products made from sustainable, bluesign® certified materials. About 90 % of VAUDE clothing is certified by the state textile seal Grüner Knopf (Green Button).

Certified recycled materials

All recycled materials used by VAUDE meet one of the following standards:

Further information and product details:

Women’s Elope Jacket: https://www.vaude.com/en-GB/Highlight-S21-42227

Men’s Elope Jacket: https://www.vaude.com/en-GB/Highlight-S21-42232

More information can be found in our Sustainability Report: > Recycled materials at VAUDE

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