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2019 Sustainability Report
published 2020/08/01

Making clothes from trees

Sustainably harvested eucalyptus and beech wood is used to make fabrics for your outdoor apparel.

Simply wood – simply good.

For many VAUDE products, we use celluose fiber that is made from 100 % certified sustainable wood and that is 100 % biodegradable.

Cellulose fibers have moisture management characteristics, feel soft against the skin and ensure cool microclimate. They are used to make a fabric that’s very eco-friendly thanks to its resource-conserving, closed loop production cycle. Wood you wear it?

Wood for clothing, reducing microplastics in our seas

VAUDE was the first outdoor outfitter to develop a soft and cozy fleece made with cellulose fibers. Microfibers that are washed out of fleece fabrics and enter the water cycle is fully biodegradable in seawater and inland waters. This fabric is helping us prevent damage to the planet and marine life.

We used cellulose fibers in the Winter 2018 Collection, in our Green Shape Core Collection on the reverse side of fleece jackets and pants and our innovative reversible vest, as well as in our Trek and Hike Collection. Starting with the Summer 2019 Collection, we will use this innovative fabric construction for various models in our apparel collection. Read more about it here

Fibers made from cellulose: silky smooth, breathable and environmentally friendly

Cellulose from either eucalyptus or beech trees is use as the raw material for this fiber.

Sustainable forestry conserves natural resources. Eucalyptus and beech are also fast-growing trees that do not require fertilization or irrigation.

Tence - Function from nature

Naturally inhibited bacteria growth

Cellulose fibers are used to make materials with a silky-smooth surface. In outdoor apparel, this fabric transports moisture quickly and effectively away from the body, which keeps you cool and comfortable.

The fabric does not require additional anti-odor chemicals to ensure the product’s high functionality, as bacteria growth is inhibited by the material itself so that odor build-up doesn’t occur.

Sustainable production cycle

Cellulose fibers are produced in a closed loop production cycle, which emissions are reduced to a minimum. Both water and solvents are completely recovered and reused in the process.

GRI:   301-1
Materials used by weight or volume
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