Outdoor clothing brand Jack Wolfskin have teamed up with Europe’s largest conservation charity The National Trust to develop on an eco-friendly collection of men’s and women’s jackets, fleeces, t-shirts and trousers.
Aligning their shared values to protect the environment, Jack Wolfskin and The National Trust have created a collection of outdoor clothing free from PFCs, instead using alternative materials to ensure water and dirt repellency that are less harmful to nature.
“I am very pleased we’ve found an organisation that shares our vision and values of looking after the great outdoors,” says Melody Harris-Jensbach, CEO of Jack Wolfskin. “This collection is an environmentally focused range that features design standards, technology and innovation that our customers expect from us.”
The eco-credentials are:
- The world’s first 100% recycled membrane, manufactured from remnants of the production process.
- The men’s Langdale fleece (medium) is made from 15 PET plastic bottles (1L) and is certified by the Global Recycling Standard.
- Each item in the collection is free from PFCs, using alternative treatments for DWR (durable water repellency), so that water drips off without causing environmental harm.
Clare Brown, Head of Brand Licensing for the National Trust adds: “Not only will every sale benefit our conservation work, this collaboration with Jack Wolfskin will help our members and supporters make informed choices about their next clothing purchase.”
Jack Wolfskin has been a member of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals initiative since 2012 — an initiative from the Roadmap to Zero Programme taking a holistic approach to tackling the issue of hazardous chemicals in the global textile industry.
The National Trust looks after more than 250,000 hectares of countryside, 780 miles of coastline and hundreds of iconic landmarks and places across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The collection is not available in selected Jack Wolfskin, Cotswold Outdoor and National Trust shops. You can also purchase items here: nationaltrust.org.uk/shop