Responsibility

W.L. Gore & Associates Presents New Versatile GORE-TEX 3-Layer Products with PFCEC Free DWR and a solution-dyed backer made from recycled polyester

  08. November, 2018 , ,
  Next step made in Gore’s journey to continuously improve the environmental footprint of its fabrics products   ELKTON, MD (November 8, 2018) – W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) unveiled their new GORE-TEX 3-Layer laminate at the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market in Denver, Colorado. This innovative product continues the journey of developing fit-for-use performance […] read more »

Gore Presents GORE-TEX Products with a PFCEC Free DWR at Outdoor Retailer 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 Newark, DE (July 23, 2018) –W. L. Gore & Associates is proud to announce that it reached a first key milestone on its Fabrics Division’s journey towards the […] 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 »

Gore Fabrics Division Outlines Last Year’s Sustainability Efforts

  20. December, 2017 , ,
Responsibility Update 2017 outlines Gore Fabrics’ latest efforts to continually improve its environmental and social impacts.    FELDKIRCHEN-WESTERHAM (December 20, 2017) – Efforts by W. L. Gore & Associates Fabrics Division to improve its environmental footprint and to promote socially responsible operations across the value chain are the focus of the Gore Fabrics Responsibility Update […] read more »

LCA journey continues: Gore offers solution dyed and recycled textiles

Solution dyeing, available in Fall/Winter 2017 from Gore, helps reduce water use, decrease carbon emissions. FELDKIRCHEN-WESTERHAM (June 12, 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 (Gore Fabrics […] read more »

Gore Fabrics Division Establishes Ambitious Environmental Goals for 2020

  06. February, 2017 ,
bluesign® approval for 85% of consumer garments laminate volume OEKO-TEX® certification for 100% of consumer garments products Elimination of PFCs of Environmental Concern from consumer laminate shipments that correspond to 85% of product units produced (jackets, shoes, gloves, accessories) Feldkirchen-Westerham (February 6, 2017) — Today, W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) announced ambitious environmental and […] read more »

Gore Incorporates Solution Dyed And Recycled Textiles Offerings In Functional Outerwear Portfolio

  27. July, 2016 ,
New Offerings that Reduce Environmental Impact of Consumer Garments are a Direct Result of Life Cycle Assessment ELKTON, Md.  (July 27, 2016 ) – As part of its ongoing efforts to reduce the environmental impact of its functional outerwear, W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) announced today that solution dyed GORE-TEX jackets will be introduced […] read more »

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

Feldkirchen-Westerham  (July 5, 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 […] read more »

Life Cycle Assessment Study Shows: DWR Performance During Use Phase Can Significantly Impact Its Environmental Profile

  04. 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 Elkton, MD, January 4, 2016 – W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) continues its scientific research and has […] read more »

Gore Invests More than $15,000,000 into R&D for Alternative Material Solutions

  02. September, 2015 ,
Feldkirchen-Westerham, August 25th, 2015 – W.L. Gore & Associates plans to invest more than 15 million USD over the next five years, to explore alternative durable water repellent (DWR) solutions. The goal is to deliver new solutions with an improved environmental profile while still providing durable comfort at or above the performance level of today’s […] read more »