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Ventile partners win gold at European awards

Design partners of performance fabric manufacturer Ventile have won two gold awards, in two European award ceremonies, in the space of two weeks.

22nd February 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Zürich, Switzerland

Sports/​Outdoor

Ventile partner, Sasta, a Finnish outdoor brand, and technical clothing brand Ternua, are both celebrating award wins at two different European award ceremonies this month, after selecting Ventile as their fabric of choice for their upcoming 2021 collections.

Citing an increased necessity for sustainably sourced, natural fabric, the brands selected Ventile L24 Organic and L19 Organic, to create the award-winning outerwear garments. For Sasta, the Peski Women’s jacket was selected as the overall winner of the ‘Apparel’ category at the exclusive Scandinavian Outdoor Awards, while the Ternua Miquelon Jacket has been announced as the Gold winner of the ‘Urban Life’ category at this month’s ISPO awards. ISPO brings together the most outstanding products within the sporting goods industry and award products that demonstrate innovation, passion, and creativity.

Commenting on the win, Juha Latvala, Managing Director of Sasta said: “At Sasta we are guided by the philosophy of respecting nature and we have always understood the benefits and function of natural materials.  We have worked with Ventile since the early 1990s and continue to do so because it represents the marrying up of a technical performance fabric, with sustainable sourcing. To win a Scandinavian Outdoor Award with a Ventile jacket means the world to us as it doesn’t just give us further recognition as a premium outdoor brand, it also gives credibility to the great technical products we make using natural sustainable materials.”

Ternua Miquelon Jacket. © Ventile/ Ternua.

Edu Uribesalgo, Innovation and Sustainability Director at Ternua said: “To win an ISPO award for the Miquelon Jacket is like winning at the Oscars.  Innovation at Ternua has always been developed under the parameters of sustainability. For each garment, we combine a high level of design innovation with sustainable practices, which is why we chose Ventile to be part of our collection.”

Ventile Marketing Manager, Daniel Odermatt praised the brands: “To find out that not one, but two brands have used Ventile in their award-winning designs is very exciting for us. The items show Ventile in all its glory. We look forward to continuing our fabric partnerships with Sasta and Ternua in the future, and we wish both brands the greatest success with the upcoming collections.”

Ventile fabric was developed in England in 1943 and is an effective, breathable, all-weather natural fabric. Its Eco Organic Fabrics are made from sustainably grown organic certified cottons that have not been exposed to pesticides or chemical fertilisers. Ventile Organic is woven from premium extra-long-staple cotton that represents only 0.04% of the world's cotton crop, the company says. Alongside this, the Eco range also offer designers fabrics which are a blend of organic cotton with hemp and linen fibres, Ventile concludes.

Ventile Website

Sasta Website

Ternua Website

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