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ECCO new brand partner to implement GORE-TEX SURROUND™ product technology for 2015

The Danish brand ECCO is launching its first collection of casual shoes with the GORE-TEX SURROUND™ product technology. The shoes will be distributed to the global footwear market for spring/summer 2015. 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 »

Ten years of sweat, exertion and elation – the GORE-TEX Transalpine-Run celebrates its anniversary

Hundreds of amateur and professional runners are exercising rigorously to get fit for 30th August 2014. This is when the starter pistol will be fired in Ruhpolding (Germany) for the jubilee edition of the GORE-TEX Transalpine-Run: One of the most spectacular runs in the world is celebrating its 10th anniversary. read more »

Head up the mountain under your own steam: ski touring, a new trend in sport. The GORE-TEX brand provides tips on how to choose gear and what you should know about avalanches

  12. February, 2014 , , , ,
Escape the crowds. Enjoy a ski experience away from the lifts and mayhem of the ski resorts. Get to where no one else has been. Enjoy breathtaking winter views at the top of a mountain and then float effortlessly through unspoiled powder back down to the valley. That’s one aspect of ski touring. The other is that it is hard work in a cold mountain environment where there are significant risks of avalanches. If you are thinking of taking up ski touring, here are some tips and suggestions on how to choose your gear and garments and what you should know about avalanche safety. read more »

Ziener, Dakine and Black Diamond partner with Gore for their outdoor apparel ranges

  21. January, 2014 ,
W.L. Gore & Associates GmbH (Gore) announces three new additions to its customer portfolio: Ziener, Dakine and Black Diamond. These three prestigious outdoor apparel manufacturers will further diversify the GORE-TEX and WINDSTOPPER® offerings in the ski and outdoor markets. read more »

No health risk for users of GORE-TEX Products

  12. December, 2013
In its latest report, Greenpeace mentions “potential air pollution in rooms for consumers”. An assumption that this poses a risk for consumers or the environment has not been supported by scientific data. read more »

GORE-TEX Experience Tour entitled “Make your own Bestard Boots and try them out in Majorca with GORE-TEX” gets an excellent reception

From 5th to 7th November, the 16 participants selected, all of them mountain, adventure and outdoor enthusiasts, took part in a unique 3 day programme of activities. read more »

OutDoor 2013: five awards for Gore brand partners

  14. August, 2013 , ,
At OutDoor this year five of the trade fair’s prestigious awards went to brand partners of W.L. Gore & Associates, namely La Sportiva, Salewa, Viking, Mammut and Adidas. read more »

Do-it-Yourself in Mallorca: Manufacture your own boots and put them to the test with Bestard and GORE-TEX Experience Tour

Which hiking boots are the best for upcoming autumn adventures? Your own individually handcrafted ones! The next project of the GORE-TEX Experience Tour will take 15 mountain enthusiasts to the beautiful island of Mallorca (Spain) where they will get the exclusive opportunity to build their own boots directly at the factory of the GORE-TEX brand partner “Calzados Bestard”. Applications can be submitted from the beginning of August 2013 online at www.experience-tour.com. 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 »