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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 »

Gore Fabrics reports on social and environmental themes in its “Responsibility Update 2014”

Feldkirchen-Westerham, 1. July 2014 – In its “Responsibility Update 2014”, W.L. Gore & Associates (Gore) provides information for the first time on the progress of its Fabrics division’s social and environmental programme in the financial year that came to a close on March 31, 2014. Gore reports that at the end of 2013, the Fabrics Division became one of the first manufacturers of functional fabrics to eliminate perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) from raw materials.For the first time, Gore also published Life Cycle Assessment data for a functional GORE-TEX® jacket.The company plans to report annually on these themes in future. read more »

Famed Alpinist Tours Gore Facility

Extreme alpinist Stefan Glowacz and Bernhard Kiehl, sustainability leader at Gore Fabrics, recently visited the GORE-TEX® laminates manufacturing facility of W. L. Gore & Associates GmbH in Putzbrunn, Germany,to tour the manufacturing plant and share their thoughts about environmental influences and sustainability. read more »

GORE completes elimination of PFOA from raw material of its functional fabrics

Feldkirchen-Westerham, 8 January 2014 – GORE successfully completed by the end of the year 2013 a project specifically set up to eliminate perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) from all raw materials used in the manufacture of its weatherproof functional fabrics. read more »

Life Cycle Assessment identifies “durability” as key influencing factor in reducing the environmental impact of functional outerwear

Feldkirchen-Westerham, 12 July 2013 – W.L. Gore & Associates’ Fabrics Division announces the latest findings of its Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). LCA is the global standard for assessing the total environmental impact of a finished product and takes into account all aspects of a product’s ecological footprint including resource and energy consumption, emissions to air, water and land as well as health and ecosystems. LCA is widely used in industry, by governments and NGOs. read more »

A responsible approach to environmentally sound products: bluesign® approved fabrics from Gore

  23. January, 2012 ,
ISPO 2012 News: For AW’12 Gore offers GORE-TEX® laminates with a “bluesign® approved fabric” certification. read more »