Mountain Sports Apparel
VAUDE apparel is simply more ecological. The VAUDE Green Shape label stands for environmentally friendly, functional products made from sustainable materials. We are consistently pursuing a green path with integrated concepts and innovative products.
Going the eco-friendly and fair route… this is what drives us and at the same time is the matter closest to heart.
We pay attention to environmental compatibility and sustainability throughout the entire life cycle of a product, from design and materials, through production, use and care, to recycling and disposal. Additional information can be found in our Sustainability Report.
The following Green Shape features make your ecological footprint even smaller with VAUDE apparel:
Wherever possible, we use recycled materials in our apparel – for example, in linings and outer materials. This not only reduces waste, but also helps conserve the planet’s valuable resources.
Renewable / Biobased Materials
Sustainability is extremely important to us. In addition to recycled materials, we also use renewable plant and animal-based raw materials to conserve fossil resources.
Our membranes and waterproofing are 100 % free of environmentally harmful fluorocarbons (PFCs), which are suspected of being hazardous to health.
VAUDE products use the environmentally friendly Eco Finish DWR (durable water resistancy) impregnation. This water-repellent finish is applied to the outer materials of the garment and causes raindrops to bead up and roll right off the fabric. This protects you from rain and keeps the planet clean.
Ceplex Green ensures that your apparel is reliably waterproof, windproof and breathable. It is made from 25 % recycled or biobased materials, and at the same time it’s 100 % free of environmentally harmful fluorocarbons (PFCs).
Certified Organic Cotton
We include certified organic cotton whenever we can – especially in our t-shirts. The cotton is produced under strict ecological conditions: without chemical fertilizers, without pesticides, and with lower water consumption than conventional cultivation methods. After all, we want you to feel absolutely great wearing our products.
These products include wood cellulose, a fiber that is made from 100 % FSC-certified wood and that is 100 % biodegradable.
Wood fibers are moisture regulating, as soft as silk, and keep you cool and comfortable. The fiber production from cellulose is extremely environmentally friendly thanks to a resource-conserving circulatory system. Wood you wear it?
Recycled Coffee Grounds
In some of our apparel we include functional S.Café® fabrics. These are made from recycled coffee grounds, which are converted in a patented process so that we can make functional clothing from them. The material is fast-drying, odor-inhibiting and offers natural UV protection.
Certified RDS Down
Goose down and duck down are both wonders of nature! They provide outstanding thermal insulation paired with breathability at a very low weight. We only use down from high animal welfare sources that is certified by the RDS Down Standard for the fill in these products. This is extremely important to us.
Some of our apparel includes a robust, lightweight and fast-drying polyamide yarn which is produced in an upcycling process from used nylon materials such as fishing nets, and certified in accordance with the Global Recycling Standard. The ECONYL® regeneration system – cleaning the oceans and conserving valuable resources.
In some of our t-shirts, we include the finest wool from Merino sheep. Wool is comfortably warm, absorbs moisture and regulates your body’s microclimate by natural means. It is a sustainable, renewable raw resource that is very soft against the skin, keeping you feeling wonderfully warm.
Ecolour Dyeing Process
The Ecolour dyeing process creates less emissions, uses less water and consumes less energy. And the fabrics made with it are just as colorful as textiles dyed using conventional methods. Good for the eyes, and good for the planet!
Some of our products are GOTS certified natural dyed. The pigments are obtained from food industry and agriculture byproducts such as beetroot, bitter orange and extract of saw palmetto. This technology conserves resources, saves water and energy and does not require the use of hazardous chemicals.
Some products include biobased plastic containing castor oil. Normally, plastics are made from petroleum. In order to conserve this fossil resource, we went out in search of renewable alternatives. Castor oil grows without supplemental irrigation on poor soil and does not compete with the food chain. From the oil of the castor beans we produce fibers for clothing and plastic components such as zippers, buckles and hooks. They have the same properties of conventional materials — only “greener”.
Some products include natural hemp fibers. Hemp is a hardy, robust plant that is naturally resilient and fast-growing. It requires little water for cultivation, no fertilizers and no pesticides. This makes it an eco-friendly, renewable resource. Fibers obtained from the stalks are spun to make hard-wearing fabrics. These fabrics are then used to create high-quality, durable products that highlight VAUDE’s commitment to sustainability.