“Eco Design Textiles and Footwear”

“Eco Design Textiles and Footwear”

Paris / Munich, 10th February 2016 – Now it has been confirmed: Sympatex is among the prize winners of the first Ecosport Award. The ecological alternative among functional textile specialists has received the award in the category “Eco Design Textiles and Footwear”. The award was launched by the “French Ministry of Sports and Ecology”, the “Ministry of Urban Affairs, Youth and Sport” and the “Professional Association Sports & Leisure”. The best initiatives and products by companies from the sports industry were awarded in order to support environmental protection and sustainability. Almost 200 renowned personalities in the fields of sports and sports textiles took part in the festive event at the INSEP (National Institute of Sport and Physical Education) in Paris on 20th January 2016

Sympatex was successful in the category “Eco-designed Award” and convinced the  independent top-class jury of industry experts, specialized journalists and representatives of sustainability associations with its portfolio of 100% recycled and recyclable functional laminates. The award goes to products with the biggest effort of reducing their ecological footprint. Hervé Clerbout and Sylvie Mangin (Sympatex Technologies France SAS) personally accepted the award in Paris from Thierry Braillard, the French Secretary of State for Sports, and Denis Brogniart, a sports journalist and TV presenter.

All in all, 34 companies had applied in seven different categories. Among the other prize winners was also the Sympatex partner VAUDE, who won the award for best sustainability management.


About Sympatex

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As one of the worldwide leading producers, Sympatex® Technologies has been a synonym for high-tech functional materials in clothing, footwear, accessories and technical fields of application since 1986. Together with selected partners, Sympatex develops, produces and distributes membranes, laminates and functional textiles as well as finished products worldwide. The Sympatex membrane is highly breathable, 100% wind- and waterproof and regulates the climate. It is 100% recyclable, bluesign® certified, and it received the ‘Oeko-Tex-Standard 100’ certificate. It is also PTFE-free and PFC-free. The technologies and procedures are based on the principles of ecological responsibility and sustainability with a special focus on the optimal carbon footprint. Sympatex is represented worldwide with sales offices and branches. www.sympatex.com


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Sonja Zajontz
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