Responsibility

Gore presents new, versatile GORE-TEX 3-Layer products with PFCEC free DWR and a solution-dyed backer made from recycled polyester at ISPO 2019

FELDKIRCHEN-WESTERHAM, (December 5, 2018) – W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) will unveil its new GORE-TEX 3-Layer laminate at ISPO 2019 in Munich (February 3rd – 6th). The launch of this innovative product is the next step in Gore’s journey to develop fit-for-use performance fabric offerings that improve the environmental footprint of outdoor apparel, while […] read more »

Gore Fabrics Presents GORE-TEX Products with a PFCEC Free DWR at OutDoor Show

Key milestone achieved in delivering against ambitious PFC goals Increased use of recycled and solution-dyed textiles in garments portfolio contributes to water savings and reduces CO2 emissions FELDKIRCHEN-WESTERHAM, Germany (June 14, 2018) – The Fabrics Division of W. L. Gore & Associates is proud to announce that it reached a first key milestone on its […] read more »

Gore Fabrics joins Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s “Make Fashion Circular” initiative

FELDKIRCHEN-WESTERHAM, Germany (May 16, 2018) – W.L. Gore’s Fabrics Division is excited to announce that it is participating in the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s “Make Fashion Circular” initiative. Gore Fabrics is joining forces with some 20 global brands in a commitment to develop new pathways for the textile industry informed by the principles of a circular […] read more »

LCA journey continues: Gore offers solution dyed and recycled textiles

  14. June, 2017 ,
Stemming from its ongoing commitment to Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies and its commitment to deliver the optimal combination of high technical performance and low environmental footprint, W.L. Gore & Associates’ Fabrics Division will expand its use of textile solution dyeing and increase its offering of recycled GORE-TEX face-fabric textiles for Fall/Winter 2017. These initiatives […] read more »

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 »