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Vaude honoured for sustainable business management Beth Wright | 12 Dec 18

German outdoor clothing company Vaude has been honoured for its sustainable business management in a move CEO Antje von Dewitz says serves to encourage other companies to join efforts in the face of major global challenges.

Adidas, C&A, Esprit set out new sustainability roadmaps Leonie Barrie | 23 Aug 18

Brands and retailers including Adidas, C&A, Esprit, Hugo Boss, KiK, Lidl, Primark and Puma are among 116 members of the German based Partnership for Sustainable Textiles who have submitted roadmaps outlining concrete steps to increase sustainability in their textile supply chains.

Brands back new bio-based fibres collaboration Michelle Russell | 23 May 18

A group of fashion and textile companies, including H&M and Vaude, are collaborating on a project to produce more sustainable fibres for commercial use by using renewable feedstocks and bio-based technologies.

Vaude praised for efforts to improve working conditions Michelle Russell | 18 May 18

German outdoor clothing company Vaude has been awarded 'Leader' status in recognition of its efforts to establish fair working conditions in its supply chain.

New PrimaLoft insulation from recycled PET bottles Michelle Russell | 9 May 18

High-performance insulation, fabric and yarn specialist Primaloft has developed its first insulation made entirely from recycled PET bottles, with outdoor specialist Vaude one of the first to adopt the new innovation.

Vaude reduces waste with new upcycling workshop Beth Wright | 28 Feb 18

German outdoor clothing company Vaude says it is currently producing about 900kg less residual waste per year thanks to the establishment of a new upcycling workshop.

Vaude to extend environmental project all material suppliers Leonie Barrie | 17 Aug 17

A two-year project organised by German outdoor clothing company Vaude to educate key suppliers in Asia on environmental management and resource efficiency has led to savings of around EUR50,000 (US$58,000) per year for participating factories.

Outdoor clothing firm Vaude to launch PFC-free line Michelle Russell | 20 Jun 17

Mountain sports and cycling outfitter Vaude is to launch its entire range PFC-free for the next spring/summer season, with almost all bearing the company's sustainable Green Shape Label.

Growing commitment to Responsible Wool Standard Beth Wright | 29 Sep 16

Textile Exchange has revealed more brands and suppliers are pledging their commitment to the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS), taking the total number of brands on board to 15.

Vaude commits to PFC-free apparel by 2018 Leonie Barrie | 15 Jul 16

German outdoor clothing company Vaude has joined a pledge to eliminate all hazardous chemicals in its supply chain by 2020 – and says all of its apparel will be PFC-free by 2018.

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