Branded synthetic apparel insulation manufacturer Primaloft has been named as the largest global supplier of Bluesign approved insulation.

PrimaLoft first obtained the certification for its high-performance insulations in December 2010, and now offers 16 different Bluesign certified PrimaLoft Insulations, including staple fibres and continuous filaments.

Bluesign works with chemical suppliers, textile mills and component manufacturers to ensure products are safe for consumers, workers and the environment. The system evaluates all aspects of PrimaLoft’s sourcing and manufacturing, from raw materials and chemical components to natural resource consumption and occupational health within the working environment.

"As a responsible manufacturer and supplier to the sports/outdoor and fashion industries among others, we are devoted to meeting the highest standards of worker safety, human rights, and ethical environmental and supply chain practices," said PrimaLoft president and CEO Mike Joyce.

Last month, the company gained Bluesign and Oeko-Tex Standard 100 accreditation for its Silver Insulation Active, which offers high breathability and thermal properties, designed specifically for high-output activities.

"We will continue to push the boundaries when it comes to innovation, with products for our brand partners that only perform at the highest standards, while always minimising our impact on the environment and adhering to strict health and safety standards," Joyce added.

Bluesign Technologies CEO Peter Waeber said of PrimaLoft: "The company continues to demonstrate awareness and responsibility to its customers and consumers, while cultivating positive movement towards sustainability in the manufacturing industry."