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ISPO Award for Jack Wolfskin and Schoeller

Soft, supple feel with advanced waterproof breathable protection.

28th October 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Munich, Germany

Sports/​Outdoor

Jack Wolfskin has received an ISPO Award for the Diskovera jacket, part of the brand’s new Discovery Wilderness collection.

The award was determined by an independent jury of industry leaders, consumer experts and sports enthusiasts from the ISPO Collaborators Club and aims to inspire further industry innovation and guide consumers in making informed product purchase decisions.

Jack Wolfskin worked with Schoeller Textil AG on first-to-market fabrications which pair Jack Wolfskin’s Texapore Ecosphere 100% recycled/reused polyester waterproof breathable membrane with Schoeller’s market-leading performance fabrics to maximise comfort and durability and extend longevity for a range of outdoor apparel designs.

The Diskovera jacket has a soft, supple feel in a design that is nearly silent when walking in nature yet features advanced waterproof breathable protection, durability and details such as expansive mesh-backed chest venting flaps, a stowaway taco shell hood, voluminous pockets, and water- proof zips.

“Partnerships and exchange bring momentum to the development of products when it comes to sustainability,” said Dr Martina Wengenmeir, an ISPO Award jury member and editor of ISPO.com. “Jack Wolfskin and Schoeller exemplify this with the Diskovera. The thoughtful details and stylish design of this sustainable product are also convincing.”

“As a team we’re thrilled to have won an award for Diskovera,” said Amy Williams, category manager for outdoor technical at Jack Wolfskin. “With this concept and style the team have pushed themselves into full discovery mode. Durability and adaptability were key in is creation with features such as an emergency grow-on hood which easily transfers out of the collar, as well as rib cage ventilation. In addition, we’re thrilled to collaborate with Schoeller and merge our Texapore Ecosphere Pro membrane with their premium fabrics to offer a style which offers not only the highest level of weather protection but also responsible fabric selection.”

Both Jack Wolfskin’s Texapore Ecosphere membrane and Schoeller’s textiles are bluesign certified to ensure sustainably-responsible manufacturing processes throughout the supply chain and all collaborative materials are finished with a PFC-free finish for water repellency. The Discovery Wilderness collection will be available worldwide in Spring 2023.

www.jack-wolfskin.com

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