Sympatex uses the Outdoor by ISPO for more cooperation

Participation in the Sustainability Hub and Speakers Corner

From June 04 to 06, 2023, OutDoor by ISPO will offer an outdoor experience for three days at the MOC Event and Order Center in Munich. Sympatex will participate in the Sustainability Hub and in the Speakers Corner in Atrium 3.

For Sympatex, attitude and responsibility are decisive criteria. The brand is therefore supporting the Outdoor by ISPO trade fair. As a key to more cooperation, the company offers insights on the current topics of digitalization, value chain and recyclability in the Sustainability Hub and Speakers Corner (Monday, 05.06.2023 / 1.20 – 1.50 pm and 2.40 – 3.10pm).

“Sympatex, as an ingredient brand, is the perfect matchmaker, cooperation and knowledge transfer partner. It will be exciting to see at Outdoor by ISPO where Sympatex can provide further support in terms of trust in the value chain – digitalization plus sustainability is the key for further processes. Measuring true costs at all levels. We are very excited to see who will translate this into concrete measures on chemical management, carbon footprint calculation and dyeing processes,” says Kim Scholze CSMO Sympatex.

Sympatex’s collaborative approach is also evident at the Speaker Corner at Outdoor by ISPO (MOC Munich, Atrium 3). On Monday, 05.06.2023 from 2.40 – 3.10pm Kim Scholze, CSMO Sympatex and Michael Spitzbarth, founder and CEO bleed clothing talk about the current situation of bleed and the future of sustainable fashion. The discussion will be recorded and made available to everyone via Sympathy Lab.

“I am sure that at some point we will emerge from the valley and move in the right direction. The sustainable topic is the only future-proof one and that is why it is so important that we as brands, retailers and factories, as a green infrastructure, survive this crisis. We want to create awareness for this,” says Michael Spitzbarth, founder and CEO of bleed clothing.

In a second presentation, Sympatex and Accelerating Circularity Europe (ACPE) will share the stage (Monday, 1.20 – 1.50).

“The urgency of a PFAS ban has finally arrived. This is reflected in the industry-wide movement at brand, association and EU level. Now it’s time to take the next crucial step: making products recyclable. At Sympatex, we have been driving recyclability since 2016. Together with Accelerating Circularity Europe (ACPE), we will demonstrate what infrastructure is currently possible for textile collection systems and what steps we still need to take together,” says Dr. Rüdiger Fox, CEO Sympatex.

“Together with our project partners in the U.S. and Europe, we continue to drive the creation of new circular value chains and business models to transform used textiles into mainstream raw materials.”, says Petra Schwaiger, Accelerating Circularity Europe.

The most important event of the European outdoor industry will present itself to the trade audience from June 4 to 6, 2023, in a total of four halls, showrooms and atriums, as well as on the entire outdoor area of Motorworld opposite.

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About Sympatex

Re>Closing the loop. Together. By incorporating a climate-neutral and recyclable Sympatex membrane.

100 billion garments and 23 billion pairs of shoes produced p.a. represent Sympatex‘s future source of new raw material, once they‘ve reached their end of life. The intelligent Sympatex membrane has been used in clothing, shoes, accessories and technical applications since 1986 and guarantees being 100% waterproof, windproof and breathable – in accordance with the performance standard. Intelligent? The membrane develops proportionally increasing breathability at higher activity. New and far above standard is that Sympatex produces functional textiles from recycled and recyclable monomaterials. Sympatex will no longer use new materials from the oil industry in the future. Instead, used textiles are transformed into new, high-quality membranes, laminates and functional textiles. Sympatex is working with selected brand partners worldwide to close the textile cycle together.