Few European-based brands have had such a significant global impact on outdoor apparel innovation as Jack Wolfskin and Schoeller Textil AG.
Combined, the two companies have nearly 200 years of experience developing better performing fabrics that keep the body dry and comfortable in a wide range of outdoor environments. This week, Jack Wolfskin, based in Idstein, Germany, and Schoeller, founded in Sevelen, Switzerland, announced an innovation collaboration that combines the knowledge, best sustainability advancements, and highest quality standards in first-to-market co-developed fabrications.
Beginning in spring 2023, Jack Wolfskin will pair its Texapore Ecosphere 100 % recycled/reused PES waterproof breathable membrane with Schoeller’s market-leading performance fabrics to deliver exclusive fabrications to maximize comfort, durability and extended longevity for a range of outdoor apparel designs.
“As an industry, we’re going to find the best solutions by working together,” said Daniele Grasso, Vice President Product & Apparel for Jack Wolfskin. “Schoeller has a proven and highly regarded performance track record. Together we share common values to create products that are engineered for life, make spending time outdoors more enjoyable, and to advance industry standards for developing sustainably conscious manufacturing processes and materials.”
The initial fabrics developed through the collaboration include a Stretch Woven Double Weave fabric and a Texapore Eco- sphere Pro Schoeller 3L fabric for Jack Wolfskin’s Discovery Wilderness collection, and 2- and 3- layer shell fabrics for the new Summer 2023 Trekking collection.
The fabric technologies are highlighted in the flagship Diskovera 3-layer jacket, part of the Discovery Wilderness collection. The jacket has a soft, supple feel in a design that is nearly silent when walking in nature yet features extraordinary waterproof breathable protection, durability and innovative details like expansive mesh-backed chest venting flaps for comfort in cold to tropical environment, a stowaway “taco shell” hood, voluminous pockets, and waterproof zips.