This time around the jury looked at the Blackcomb ski suits’s design, innovation, functionality and sustainability. The principle characteristic was found to be the high level of sustainable innovation put to use in the product, said a press release by the company. It provides maximum technicity and is made using recycled materials, consisting mostly of disused fishing nets from Cantabria mixed with elastane. When its life cycle is over it can be recycled.
The ski suit, intended for mountain skiing, was co-designed by Ternua with top notch athletes who organise the skimo Altitoy trial, which is among the elite runs in the Le Grande Course circuit. Those skiers, who are highly experienced in the subject, have tested the ski suit and included strategic details that make it become a 10/10 garment.
The suit is made with Dryshell Active Flex textile, which is a new technology developed by Ternua that is a blend of 65 per cent recycled nylon from disused fishing nets and 35 per cent elastane. The textile provides protection from solar radiation. In addition to a perfect ergonomic design, it has laser cut openings on the back for maximum breathability, two inside breast pockets for carrying an avalanche beacon and an opening on the front at the waist with an elastic clamp. It has reinforcements on the shoulders and inside the legs. It is a product for intense physical activity that has the perfect balance between breathability, lightness and warming capacity.
“This award reaffirms that we’re moving in a good direction that’s taking us towards the summit of innovation following our own route with one central tenet, which is sustainability. At Ternua, all of us that make up the brand have a philosophy in favour of sustainability and caring for the environment that’s also expressed in the way we work,” said Ternua Group innovation director Eduardo Uribesalgo. “For us, doing things right is important, but more than anything, we’re concerned with doing them in the right way. We want to make garments that protect people and are technical, carefully designed and have well thought out details, but we also want to protect the planet by using source materials that are recycled and recyclable and PFC free water proofing treatments.” (PC)
Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India