Mammut Take Recycling & Organics To The Mountains
Photo credit: Mammut
Mammut will soon celebrate 150 years of business and for much of that time they have been crafting product for climbers and mountaineers. (Some years ago this Swiss company purchased the Norwegian sleeping bag brand Ajungilak, who have an even longer history - they started 156 years ago).
As befits a company who've been around for so long, Mammut have implemented a series of initiatives with a strong focus on sustainability. For example, pictured above is their Ajungilak Kompakt Three Season sleeping bag. Its inner and outer shell fabric is made of 100% recycled polyester, whilst the synthetic fill is their own proprietary MTI (micro thermal insulation) RPET recycled polyester wadding. MTI is claimed to provide greater thermal resistance (warmth) after repeated laundering, than leading branded insulations, such as Primaloft.Previously we've made mention of Mammut's scheme to produce climate neutral climbing ropes.
Some of their other sustainable undertaking include introducing a growing range of organic cotton clothing for climbers, that also comes from socially responsible sources, administered under the moniker of BioRe, by Remei AG.
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In the spirit of Patagonia's Common Threads scheme, Mammut now offer to collect worn out items like footwear and clothing, which they pass on to their recycling partner I:CO (I collect), who facilitate the recycling of textiles into new products. Plus they have implemented steps to reduce their waste, water and energy footprint at their headquarters following an eco-assessment.
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