& TERNUA -North American Debut Outerwear Collection
In demand outdoor gear and apparel functions at a premium-and imo-it's the new fabrics-textiles-materials-with design assists that push the envelope when it comes to the performance pieces/gadgets for adventure/athletic types.
AND renders the outdoor stuff we own over 3 years old-completely outdated.
Exciting new materials were introduced from worldwide companies-at the latest Outdoor Retailer Fall 2015 show-sometimes originally developed for military uses-or eco-sustainably sourced/made less toxic -ally (like the fluorocarbon free waterproof/breathable laminates)-as demanded by consumers+regulators-and companies themselves…
|NAU-down hoody-men's-recycled European down $380 Fall 2015|
But we got most excited= fav label NAU and prAna ( new to us) TERNAU-joined teamed up with sock brand LORPEN-are using re-purposed-recycled down that has been sterilized-sanitized and processed-not using harsh chemicals either so as to maintain the highest insulating qualities…in their Fall 2015 collections.
Ethically sourced down is a big deal…and a big challenge-especially when theoretically-the insulating feathers as by products of the food industry is dwindling (don't mean the cruel force feeding geese for foie gras-do mean decrease in duck/geese as a meal choice)---
Plus -traceability is tough when there are thousands and thousands of small suppliers…who may or may not provide feathers that were plucked from live animals.
|Nau-650 fill down from recycled source...|
|women's down hoody-recycled European down jacket $350---stylish+functional insulation in a DWR ripstop poly|
|Bemis Worldwide sponsored the Trend and Design Center at Outdoor Retailer---check out the colors…pantone that.|
|President- FabricLink.com Kathlyn Swantko|