Our materials experts are engaged with ongoing research to increase understanding of microfibres. In 2021, we recommitted to The Microfibre 2030 Commitment (TMC). A roadmap for the outdoor sector to take meaningful, science-based, coordinated action on fibre fragmentation from natural and synthetic textiles.
We committed to testing 100% of new mid-layer fabrics from AW21 onwards at third party verified labs.
We tested 66% of new fabrics for microfibre impact.
Difficulty sourcing fabrics and shipping to the labs through COVID resulted in a lower test rate than we wanted. Going forward, we’ll refine processes so we can increase our test numbers.
From AW22 onwards, we will also test baselayers and submit all test data to the Microfibre Data Portal in line with our The Microfibre 2030 Commitment.