Sustainability

2021-11-04

Fashion for Good welcomes GORE-TEX Brand

Fashion for Good is excited to formally announce their partnership with Gore Fabrics Division known for the GORE-TEX Brand. As industry leaders in technology innovation, Gore Fabrics Division joining the global initiative demonstrates a shared commitment to cross-industry collaboration and to integrating disruptive innovation in the fashion supply chain.

“We are thrilled to be joining the Fashion for Good community. At Gore Fabrics Division we are always looking for advanced materials and new technologies that enable us to push boundaries. As we, along with the broader industry, push to accelerate our sustainability initiatives, Fashion for Good provides a fantastic network for us to collaborate in shaping our shared future.” – Craig Lindemann, Sustainability Technologist, Gore Fabrics Division


Gore Fabrics Division is strongly committed to creating societal value and positive impact through sustainable, science based innovation. They officially partnered with Fashion for Good in early 2020 and are participating in their recently announced Renewable Carbon Textiles Project, together with Fashion for Good partners BESTSELLER, Norrøna and PVH Corp., as well as exploring pilot opportunities with innovators from the Fashion for Good Programmes.

“The Gore Fabrics Division has a broad sustainability program, delivering performance through working to Protect both people and planet, whilst prolonging product life and well-being. Specific initiatives include ambitious and absolute carbon goals, dedication to reducing chemical footprint, a focus on long lasting product performance, a broad Social compliance programme and an increasing focus on the circular economy. The collaboration with Fashion for Good enables us to build on all these areas which align with our work on materials in the circular economy.” – Ross MacLaine, Sustainability Leader, Gore Fabrics Division




In 2020, the Gore Fabrics Division presented its Sustainability Framework, and the recently released announcement of Gore’s new ePE membrane reaffirms the GORE-TEX brand’s ongoing commitment to responsible performance. Gore Fabrics defines the concept of Responsible Performance as applying the brand’s unique experience, science and capabilities on a continuous journey to unlock new levels of both performance and sustainability.

As an Affiliate Partner, Gore Fabrics Division will gain specialised scouting and screening support, as well as preferential access to market-ready innovations through Fashion for Good’s extensive network.

“As an industry leader in material science, Gore Fabrics Division is a welcome addition to the Fashion for Good Innovation Platform. Their wealth of technical expertise and knowledge are critical supporting innovators to bring their disruptive solutions to scale and to driving systemic change in the industry.” – Katrin Ley, Managing Director – Fashion for Good

The Fabrics Division of W. L. Gore & Associates joins Fashion for Good’s roster of leading global fashion brands and manufacturers, which includes founding partner Laudes Foundation, corporate partners adidas, C&A, CHANEL, BESTSELLER, Galeries Lafayette Group, Kering, Levi Strauss & Co., Otto Group, PVH Corp., Stella McCartney, Target and Zalando, and affiliate and regional partners Arvind Limited, Birla Cellulose, HSBC, Norrøna, vivobarefoot and Welspun.



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