Number # 35

Renewable Matter

2021 Outdoor Issue

While the traditional textile system still has a huge environmental impact, the outdoor sector is at the forefront of embracing a circular path. This issue looks into the circular innovations of the sector with international case studies: from materials, such as recycled fabrics and bio-fibers, to new business models, such as clothing and equipment rental and repair.

Summary

EDITORIALS

The Invisible Thread
Emanuele Bompan, Pamela Ravasio

Sustainability and Outdoor: Rediscovering the Sector’s Long-Term Connection with Nature
Kim Scholze

THINK TANK

We Will Travel Outdoors
Emanuele Bompan. Interview with Casey Hanisko

PrimaLoft, Circular Insulation for Outdoor Apparel
Emanuele Bompan. Interview with Tara Maurer

INSIGHT

Regeneration: The Next Step for Outdoor Fashion
Marco Ricchetti

Infinite Fibres
Sergio Ferraris

Repair: Hallmark of Adventures Lived
Pamela Ravasio

The (Vital) Second Life of Shoes
Antonella Ilaria Totaro

Rental: A New Frontier for the Great Outdoors
Daniele Lettig

Back to the Future: Hemp Makes a Comeback for Outdoor Gear
Elisabetta Tola

Clothing Goes Green
Mario Bonaccorso

Doing Good and Talking About It: Traceability, Transparency, Innovation, and the Outdoor Industry
Pamela Ravasio

CASE STUDIES

Sustainability: Recycling Plastics and Manufacturing Materials at Oberalp
Chiara Buratti

Fjällräven, Sustainability Through Timeless Design (and More)
Daniele Lettig

STARTUP
by Antonella Ilaria Totaro
Cyclon, Bio-based Running Shoes that Will Never be Yours
Luxury Coats from Production Waste with Imbotex Lab
Re:Down, Second Life of Feathers and Down
Upcycled Clothes from Cellulose and Wood with Spinnova

CIRCULAR BY LAW

Textile Industry Meets Circular Economy
Francesco Petrucci