La Sportiva goes Green

La Sportiva's commitment to sustainability continues with the official entry into the organization 1% For the Planet

17 January 2019
At ISPO 2019 La Sportiva will present the new apparel line dedicated to skialp made of ECO-Recycled fabrics and ski mountaineering boots in Pebax Bio-Based.

2019 opens for La Sportiva in the name of eco-sustainability with solutions, materials and certifications designed to minimize the environmental impact of its products and to give an even stronger and tangible sign of corporate commitment towards sustainable development.

At the ISPO in Munich La Sportiva will officially announce the entry as a new member in the international non-profit organization 1% For the Planet, in which members contribute by allocating at least 1% of their annual turnover to projects and causes environmental.

"It is a great achievement for our company - says the CEO and President Lorenzo Delladio - which has always paid the utmost attention to the environment in which it operates, the proof of this is the ISO environmental certifications, the goal we have set ourselves of constant reduction of CO2 emissions in the production plant that we have among the Dolomites UNESCO heritage in Val di Fiemme, the social-environmental certification of the Bluesign supply chain, the numerous collaborations with environmental associations including EOCA (to which we have 20% of the revenues of the last Black Friday) and still the recycling of at least 60% of processing waste in our production processes, support for specific environmental activities and all the works summarized in our CSR document. 1% For the Planet certifies that what we do goes in the direction of protecting the environment in which we live trying to reverse with the other companies that are part of it, the route towards global warming, a real threat of our time".

The company's commitment continues in the new products both in Apparel and Hardgoods, the heart of the FW 19/20 winter collection on show at ISPO.

The new Ski-Tour clothing line in fact sees the launch of garments made entirely or partially with fabrics and padding obtained from the reuse of recycled polyester and RePET® certified, resulting from the recycling of plastic bottles at the end of life.

The garments that bear the label "RECYCLED FABRIC & INSULATION" guarantee that:

  • Each petrochemical derivative has been replaced with fibers obtained from recycled polyester
  • The garment helps to reduce the impact on the planet
  • Durability and quality over time
  • A production of smaller quantities of CO2 (about 54% less than the production of traditional fibers) in the production process of recycled polyester fibers

This is the case of products such as Zeal JKT, Inversion Primaloft Vest, Meridian Primaloft JKT and Phase Down JKT and Faster Primaloft JKT. It is no coincidence that there are many items in the Primaloft branded American brand that has provided La Sportiva with the innovative Primaloft® Silver Active Eco Insulation padding, which is also designed using fibers obtained entirely from the recycling of plastic products.

On the base layer instead of the Polygiene® Treatment, anti-odor and anti-bacterial treatments that allow you to wear garments much longer, allowing a lower frequency of washing and therefore a lower environmental impact.

On the Hardgoods side, the collection of technical ski boots (skialp) is completed with Skorpius CR, a boot dedicated to advanced ski mountaineers with a reinforced carbon hull for a powerful and safe ride, triple compatibility with Tech, AT and Trab TR2 and hull connections and cuff in the innovative and eco-compatible Pebax® Rnew® Bio-based material, a polymer obtained from castor oil (castor oil) plants.

At the same time the company continues to invest in its "racing department" reaching the fifth edition of the famous race boot now under the name of STRATOS V further lightened (540 grams including the shoe) and already at the feet of the current world champion Michele Boscacci , fresh renewal with the company for the next 5 years.

Important news also for the Footwear division with the introduction of TX Top GTX, approach footwear of the famous Traverse X series with integrated gaiter and super gripping Vibram® Megagrip sole, the new born for the Winter Running Kaptiva GTX, winter version of the awaited model SS19 that adopts the new Gore-Tex® Invisible Fit membrane laminated directly on the upper for maximum flexibility and comfort of fit, and Blizzard GTX: first Trail Running footwear within the La Sportiva Mountain Running® collection with nails already integrated into the sole to run safely on snowy and icy terrain.

After 2 years of study and field testing at the feet of Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger, he also makes his debut on the OLYMPUS MONS CUBE market, an updated edition of the most famous 8000 meters model on the market, now completed by highly technical contents such as double locking The BOA® Fit System, the Primaloft® Gold Aerogel insole and the double Vibram® Morflex and Vibram® Litebase compounds. The boot is among the most thermal available today on the market, completed by the front insert for the ski mountaineering pin, also ideal for approaching the snowfields and for the arcades: as tested by Moro and Lunger during the last expedition in Siberia in the Chersky Range, the coldest inhabited place on the planet.

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