As a leader in the outdoor wear and apparel industry, Jack Wolfskin recently revealed that they would no longer be utilizing PFOA-based (fluorine-based) materials in the making of their outdoor wear line.
Forecasted to halt the making of PFOA-based products by 2014, the initiative comes as part of the brand’s commitment in staying true to the causes and initiatives of eco-friendly and sustainable advocacies.
Over the years, the brand has been keen on standardizing or regulating chemical thresholds “in a company list of hazardous materials”, with the process of changing PFOA use with alternatives being among its initiatives, to be completed by 2014.
As a brand, Jack Wolfskin remains to be recognized for its take on quality outdoor wear products, including weather proof jackets.
Given that such products have been traditionally made with non-organic materials, a number of moves dedicated in making organic such products more eco-friendly in their orientation have been steadily ongoing.
From recycled materials to the implementation of production techniques which involve the least amount of energy consumption and more eco-friendly dyeing techniques, attentions drawn towards going more eco-friendly and sustainable with outdoor weather-proof items have been steadily gaining momentum.
A number of brands, such as Jack Wolfskin, have taken the initiative of no longer using PFOA-based materials in the making of their products. Also known as Perfluorooctanoic acid, PFOA is part of a group of fluorinated surfactants, which can be utilized in enhancing the water repelling coating surfaces of fabrics and textiles.
With newer developments in going eco-friendly with outdoor wear products, it can be assumed that more brands will most likely be taking on a more sustainable approach in the making of their products.