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Sympatex to show rEvolution Hybrid functional jacket

Jan '20
Pic: Sympatex
Pic: Sympatex
Sympatex, a provider of sustainable functional textiles, will show the rEvolution Hybrid, an upcycled functional jacket made from 30 per cent recycled used textiles and 70 per cent PET bottles, at ISPO 2020, in hall A1, booth 300, in the press centre west. The leading trade fair for sports business will be held from January 26-29, 2020, in Munich, Germany.

The jacket is the most recent result of the wear2wear European industry partnership, which was formed together with four other partners in 2017 with the aim of working together to rapidly close the textile loop. The triple-layer, high-performance jacket was developed and produced in collaboration with other wear2wear partners, which has meanwhile grown to nine core members and three technology partners.

Textiles will introduce the new rEvolution Hybrid to a broad public on day three of the trade fair in the press centre west. At the Sympatex exhibit booth, even here everything revolves around the company’s core goal of working together with as many partners as possible to close the textile loop by the end of this decade. Sympatex charted a course toward this goal several years ago. Last year, the company followed up by significantly raising the bar for sustainability again, announcing that within five years, at least half of the raw materials needed for its functional laminates will originate from the circular textile loop and be recyclable again – increasing to 100 per cent by 2030, the company said in a press release.

To underscore this goal, Sympatex is launching a new image campaign in conjunction with the 2020 ISPO titled ‘Circularity is in our DNA. Born to shape our future’. The emotional motifs capture the moment when joyous parents welcome their new child shortly after birth as they lovingly hold it in their arms. Instead of a child however, what they are holding is a recycled functional jacket. With the circularity campaign, Sympatex wants to sensitize the industry and consumers to the fact that sustainably-produced, recycled and climate-neutral apparel can be acquired today without having to sacrifice performance. After all, while the soul of the material is reborn during recycling, the actual clothing article becomes a completely new product each time.

Sympatex will also release a new edition of the Sam children’s booklet. Following on the heels of ‘Sam and the Plastic Plan’ and ‘Sam and the Climate Plan’, the functional specialist will present young Sam’s next adventure. In the third edition called ‘Long Live the King’s Jacket’, everything revolves around the topic of functional textile durability.

“We want to convey to even the youngest children the idea that wearing clothing as long as possible should be ingrained in our behaviour. After all, it takes years for a jacket to really develop its own soul and be able to tell its own stories. Among other things, this year at our exhibit booth we will present a 30-year-old Sympatex functional jacket, which is fully functional of course. After all, what some in our industry want to celebrate as a sustainability initiative has always been a self-evident hygiene factor at Sympatex,” Rüdiger Fox, CEO at Sympatex said.

The booklet will be available in both German and English at the Sympatex exhibit booth. Sam’s new adventures will also be provided to interested Sympatex partners for distribution at the point of sale as in previous years.

Beyond the exhibit booth, the focus will be sustainability and circularity as well. On day one of the trade fair, Fox will be at the speaker’s corner (hall A3.50) as part of the ALPIN Snow & Safety Summit to discuss with interested trade fair visitors the important issue of ‘End consumers want up to 100 per cent recycled outdoor clothing. Where are we still failing here?’

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (GK)

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