News-Releases Index | Thermore
The insulation with no down... sides (7/3/18)
Despite the efforts of the apparel industry to move towards a more sustainable and cruelty-free
approach, recent surveys report that 80% of cold weather clothing is still insulated with duck feathers.
This is mainly due to the lack of a synthetic solution that provides the same look and loft as down.
Thermore® takes the first step towards sustainability by releasing a truly revolutionary and blowable
product: Ecodown® Fibers.
Ecodown® Fibers ensure the same loft as high quality 90/10 feathers and can likewise be blown into a
garment. The loft of down products is calculated with the “fill power test”: fibers are blown through a
cylinder and their volume is measured. The higher the “fill power”, the puffier the jacket. Tests
performed on Ecodown® Fibers have reported an outstanding fill power of over 600, which is how the
product is able to guarantee that “puffy” look. Moreover, this insulation is incredibly durable: its one-
of-a-kind multi-shape structure allows high resistance and prevents it from clumping when washed.
Not only are Ecodown® fibers animal-free, but they are also made from 100% PET bottles. Every jacket
insulated with Thermore®’s fibers allows recycling up to 10 post consumer bottles. Along with a warm
feel, the insulation achieves a soft touch without the use of microfibers, which would contaminate
oceans and, ultimately, our own food.
You can expect to see Ecodown® Fibers presented at the forthcoming trade shows around the world:
Milano Unica (10-12 July), Performance Days New York City (23-24 July), Outdoor Retailer (23-26
July), Munich Fabric Start (4-6 September), and Première Vision (19-21 September). For those who
cannot make it to the shows, Thermore® has also recently released their new ad campaign with a
catchy video to promote the product, featuring Thermore®’s best friend, Zorba the Duck.
Designers can finally let their creativity flow with no limitations, knowing Ecodown® Fibers will allow
them not only to recreate that puffy down look, but also to support environmental sustainability
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