The Ecoloft eco-elite insulation collection is the first post-consumer recycled product that also incorporates bio-based materials for innovative, breakthrough insulation. It features three products with various benefits that offer a reduced environmental footprint without compromising on insulation performance, said DuPont in a press release.
“This Ecoloft collection will elevate sustainable, high-performance insulation solutions for the outdoor market and offer brands a versatile option for cold-weather products,” said Renee Henze, global marketing director for DuPont Biomaterials. “Unlike traditional down or synthetic insulation products, this offering optimises the use of recycled and renewably sourced content for best-in-class insulation solutions, and we look forward to introducing this to the market at Outdoor Retailer.”
Ecoloft Active SR (35 per cent Sorona + 55 per cent Repreve) – a synthetic, vertically lapped insulation that combines the warmth-to-weight of down with breathability, is defining a new category of padding and garment design options. Ecoloft Active SR features more recycled plus renewable content than industry peers, improved vapour management while maintaining warmth, and the compressibility and soft comfort that is ideal for active adventures.
Ecoloft Flex SR (60 per cent Sorona + 35 per cent Repreve)— maximised multi-layering of Repreve and Sorona fibres in the padding web create a lightweight, warm insulation designed for breathability and movement. With a lower basis weight than its peers, it offers flexibility, stretch and comfort ideal for the casual market.
Ecoloft Air SR (60 per cent Sorona + 40 per cent Repreve) – voluminous natural-down-like synthetic fibrefill for puffer jackets and similar products offers notable warmth, excellent washing performance and vapour management performance for enhanced comfort.
“Both the Repreve and Sorona brands are working with revolutionary products in their own class, and with this partnership, we’re joining forces to continue to innovate within the outdoor market and beyond,” said Meredith Boyd, senior vice president of global innovations for Unifi. “Through important collaborations such as this, we can drive textile innovation and help revolutionise the future of our industry.”
“These textile leaders are committed to innovation, sustainability and performance – and partnering with them will enable us to offer first-of-their-kind eco-conscious and high performing insulation products,” said Rick Fowler, CTO at Youngone. “We are thrilled to partner with such industry pioneers and launch a much-needed product in the industry.”
Samples of these products will be available at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market from June 18-20 at The Colorado Convention Center, Denver, US. (PC)
Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India