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Isbjörn of Sweden adopts PrimaLoft’s 100% PCR insulation

New products featuring the 100% recycled insulation will include the popular Frost Lightweight Jacket and Jumpsuit.

23rd July 2018

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Nacka

Sports/​Outdoor, Sustainable

Premium outdoor children’s clothing and accessories brand Isbjörn of Sweden is one of the first clothing manufacturers to use PrimaLoft’s innovative 100% PCR insulation, made entirely from recycled PET bottles, in its Autumn/Winter 2018-19 collection.

The Swedish brand, which has built its 15-year reputation on mixing technical performance with using the most sustainable materials possible, will use PrimaLoft Black Insulation 100% PCR in its range from September 2018.

“As we strive to make our products as sustainable as possible without any impact on technical performance, our collaboration with PrimaLoft is integral to our future ranges, designed to equip the adventurers of tomorrow. As soon as we heard about the new 100% recycled insulation, we had to incorporate it into our collection as soon as possible,” commented Maria Frykman Forsberg, founder and CEO of Isbjörn of Sweden.

New products featuring the 100% recycled insulation will include the popular Frost Lightweight Jacket and Jumpsuit, plus the new Stroller Bag, which won a Scandinavian Outdoor Award at the ISPO show in Munich earlier this year.

This latest development further strengthens the partnership between the premium clothing manufacturer and materials science company, which already spans many years.

PrimaLoft Black Insulation - 100% PCR. © Isbjörn of Sweden/PrimaLoft

“As with many of our brand partners, Isbjörn of Sweden shares our values of sustainability and product quality and durability.  It’s important to pass on these values to a new generation of outdoor enthusiasts,” said Jochen Lagemann, Managing Director for PrimaLoft Europe & Asia.

Isbjörn of Sweden was founded in 2005 by Maria Frykman Forsberg and Camilla Schmidt, after they became mothers for the first time and discovered a gap in the market for high quality and comfortable outdoor garments for children.

The production of Isbjörn of Sweden garments uses recycled materials, and the company continuously strives to be as environmentally friendly as possible, while still producing long lasting, tough and premium quality garments which emulate adult styles and materials.

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