ARRASATE–MONDRAGÓN, Spain — June 6, 2022 — The producer of technical outdoor socks Lorpen continues to take steps towards sustainability, without losing the technicality that characterizes it. This was made known to its national and international sales network during the sales meeting held recently at its headquarters in Etxalar. The main materials of its SS 2023 collection, from Outdoor&Mountaineering, to the Trail Running and Running lines, are 100% sustainable.
Some of the sustainable yarns you can find in this collection include Coolmax® Ecomade, made from 100% recycled PET bottles, which provides the same long-lasting freshness expected from the Coolmax® brand; EcoTherm, a polyester fiber, 100% recycled plastic bottles; or recycled nylon from fishing nets. In addition, Lorpen has incorporated new colors such as Deep Forest in Hiker, Green Lime in Trail Running and Charcoal or Coral in Running.
The novelties of this collection respond to the sustainable production model of the brands that make up the Ternua Group company. Lorpen has already been taking steps in this direction for years. Thus, its factory has ISO 14001 environmental certification, its electrical energy comes from renewable sources and, moreover, the building is designed to take full advantage of sunlight to avoid turning on lights during the day, no product chemical is used in the final products or excess water is used in their processes, and its location (Etxalar) allows 95% of its employees to cycle or walk to work. In addition, all the plastic bags used in the factory are made of low density polyethylene, the material which requires the least energy for its production and which is very easy to recycle, and all the boxes contain 60% recycled material. At the product level, all the materials used are dyed and spun in Europe and have the Pekoe-Tex certificate, which guarantees that the socks do not contain any harmful substances in any of their parts.
Remember that the brand is a pioneer in the design of T3 layer technology for socks, in the use of flat seam on the toe and in the application of Polartec Power Stretch in most of its performance models. Recently it also presented its SLS technology (system of layers by differentiated and strategic zones according to the activity to be carried out) and in the collections to come the brand will continue to apply this process of implementing sustainable yarns in more of models, betting on eco-design and offering outdoor enthusiasts a state-of-the-art product that respects the environment.
Posted: June 6, 2022
Source: Lorpen International