Responsibility

Gore Fabrics Division Establishes Ambitious Environmental Goals for 2020

  06. February, 2017 ,
Feldkirchen-Westerham (February 6, 2017) — Today, W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) announced ambitious environmental and chemical management goals for 2020 as part of Gore Fabrics Division’s long-term sustainability program. These goals complement its existing chemicals management program which is based upon stringent and independent third party standards like bluesign® system and OEKO-TEX®. Included in […] read more »

GORE-TEX® brand focuses on trust as it unveils new products and innovations at ISPO 2017

At ISPO 2017, W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) will unveil a new GORE-TEX® brand campaign focusing on trust that is backed up by innovation through new technology concepts, products and design solutions. The new “Don’t think about GORE-TEX®, think about your passion” campaign will encourage consumers to focus on what’s going on in the […] read more »

40 Years of Leadership and Innovation

Gore Bill Earl Amott, 1971
Four decades on from its first commercial order, W. L. Gore and Associates continues to spearhead leadership and innovation in the outdoor garments market read more »

Gore Fabrics Intends to include New Consumer Product Offerings with non-PFC-based DWR in A/W 2018 Retail Collection

  05. July, 2016 , ,
W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore), announced today its intent to complement its current consumer garments product portfolio by including products with non-PFC-based DWR (Durable Water Repellency) technologies. These new products are targeted for availability at retail in the A/W 2018 season. Gore´s decision to offer products with a non-PFC-based DWR for defined end-uses is […] read more »

Life Cycle Assessment study shows: DWR performance during use phase can significantly impact its environmental profile

  18. January, 2016
Consumer care in order to maintain repellency performance influences environmental impacts far more than choice of chemistry Current non-fluorinated DWR fails to meet backpackers’ expectations; outerwear quickly saturates with water causing  increased garment weight and wearer discomfort W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) continues its scientific research and has published Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) data […] read more »

Gore invests more than 15 million USD into R&D for alternative material solutions

  25. August, 2015 , ,
– R&D focus is on durable water repellent solutions – Tests of fluorinated and non-fluorinated treatments show significant differences in performance and durability – John P. Cusick, Global Business Leader Consumer Garments: “Our commitment as a technology leadership company goes far beyond finding alternatives to current coating solutions. We are also exploring completely new approaches […] read more »

Gore Fabrics Position on the “Madrid Statement”

  30. June, 2015 ,
We are aware of the concerns expressed by scientists who have recently signed the Madrid Statement. As a responsible Enterprise, we support and are already following many of the recommendations made in the Madrid Statement, such as the use of best available environmental controls for processing PFAs. However, there are elements in the Madrid Statement […] read more »

Gore Fabrics reports on social and environmental topics in its “Responsibility Update 2015”

Mountaineer Stefan Glowacz considers Gore Fabrics as “role model for the textile industry in China” Life Cycle Assessment data for GORE-TEX® hiking boots published Gore Fabrics recognized as “company of the month” by OEKO-TEX® Percentage of bluesign® certified consumer garment laminate volume raised to approx. 60% Gore Production site in Livingston certified to ISO 14001 […] read more »

Protecting the environment in China like in Europe

Alpinist Stefan Glowacz’s visit focuses on working environments, responsible manufacturing and sustainability in China  In September 2014, Stefan Glowacz, extreme alpinist, and Bernhard Kiehl, sustainability leader at Gore Fabrics, toured the manufacturing plant of W. L. Gore & Associates (“Gore”) in Shenzhen, China. The purpose of the trip was to better understand the local situation […] read more »

Gore is OEKO-TEX® “January 2015 Company of the Month”

  14. January, 2015 , ,
    On January 14th 2015, the Fabrics Division of W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) was voted “January 2015 Company of the Month” by OEKO-TEX® for its sustainability programme. OEKO-TEX® launched this campaign to recognise textile companies for their ongoing commitment to product safety and sustainable production processes. The January award went to Gore […] read more »