Jack Wolfskin X Schoeller collaboration receives prestigious ISPO Award for fabric innovation

Jack Wolfskin, a world-leading producer of outdoor performance apparel, equipment and footwear based in Idstein, Germany, was named as the recipient of a prestigious ISPO Award announced in late September.

Globally, the ISPO Award is the gold standard in the outdoor industry for technical and sustainably-conscious product design. The award was determined by an independent jury of industry leaders, consumer experts and sports enthusiasts from the ISPO Collaborators Club. It is designed to inspire further industry innovation and guide consumers in making informed product purchase decisions.

Jack Wolfskin and Schoeller Textil AG combined more than 200 years of knowledge, best sustainability advancements and highest quality standards in first-to-market co-developed fabrications.

The fabrics pair Jack Wolfskin’s 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.

The fabric technologies are highlighted in the flagship ISPO-awarded Diskovera 3L Jkt M, part of the new 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 water- proof zips.

“Partnerships and exchange bring momentum to the development of products when it comes to sustainability. Jack Wolfskin and Schoeller exemplify this with the Diskovera. The thoughtful details and stylish design of this sustainable 3L jacket are also convincing,” said Dr. Martina Wengenmeir, jury member ISPO Award and editor

″As a team we’re thrilled to have won an award for our Diskovera 3L Jkt M, with this concept and style the team have pushed themselves into full Discovery mode. Durability and adaptability were key in the creation of this style with features such as an emergency 2.5L grow on hood which easily transfers out of the collar as well as rib cage ventilation. In addition, we’re thrilled to collaborate with Schoeller and merge our Texapore Ecosphere Pro membrane with their premium fabrication to offer a style which offers not only the highest level of weather protection but also responsible fabric selection. We’re excited to see this in the market for Spring/Summer 23,″ said Amy Williams, Category Manager- Outdoor Technical.

Both Jack Wolfskin’s Texapore Ecosphere membrane and Schoeller’s textiles are bluesign certified to ensure sustainably-responsible manufacturing processes throughout the supply chain and all collaborative materials are finished with a PFC-free finish for water repellency.

The Diskovera 3L Jkt M and the entire Discovery Wilderness collection will be available worldwide beginning spring 2023. Visit Jack Wolfskin to learn about the brand’s latest innovations and sustainability practices.

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