Sympatex, the new frontier of sustainabilityVaude and Sympatex present a shoe collection with a 100% recycled membrane that has zero impact on the climate and 100% recycled lining.
All the models of the new footwear collection presented by Vaude use 100% recycled Sympatex membranes. Alternative membranes completely free of PTFE and PFC, and made up of a completely safe copolymer made in polyester and polyether, certified pursuant to Oeko-Tex Standard 100 and bluesign® approved.
Moreover, they use a 100% recycled Sympatex lining on which the membrane is laminated. And for the first time, all shoes underwent a DWR treatment, specifically developed by Sympatex in collaboration with Rudolf, to eliminate the presence of fluorocarbon.
Finally, Sympatex has been able to reduce the level of emissions necessary to produce the membranes to zero, both by optimising the process and by using other systems to compensate the remaining emissions and reaching a certified level zero of emissions that doesn’t contribute to global warming.
“With the SS18 Collection, we have taken a big step toward becoming the most sustainable provider of functional outdoor shoes “, Oliver Korden, Head of the Footwear Division at VAUDE, underscores.