Mammut We Care – The Road to Phasing Out PFC

One of the strategic goals at Mammut is phasing out per- and polyfluorinated chemicals (PFC) applied in our water-repellent products by 2025.

One of the strategic goals at Mammut is phasing out per- and polyfluorinated chemicals (PFC) applied in our water-repellent products by 2025.

Phasing out per- and polyfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) applied in water-repellent products is one of part of Mammut’s WE CARE strategy. PFCs are used for the durable water repellency (DWR) finish of the outer fabric of rain gear. Unfortunately, they decompose very slowly. Due to that fact, Mammut has been looking for solutions that will continue to ensure the high performance of its products, while at the same time reducing the environmental impact. The Swiss outdoor brand started on this journey years ago and since publishing its PFC policy in December 2016, the brand has further ramped up its efforts, participating in a research project in 2017 and doing tests in 2018.

PFC – WHAT IS MAMMUT DOING?

Mammut invests in the research of PFC alternatives. The company participates in the research project POPFREE initiated by the Research Institute of Sweden (RISE). The project not only analyzes the impact of PFCs on the environment but also that of its alternatives. Keen on gaining as much knowledge as possible, Mammut collaborates with other brands and industry partners as well as with businesses in other industries where PFCs are widely used, such as ski wax or food contact paper. Aside from having the opportunity to learn from each other, this also supports the effort of creating a strong voice requesting a change.

Furthermore, in more than 200 lab hours, Mammut conducted a total of over 400 tests on 120 different fabrics across all product categories (by using the Bundesmann test). In the tests included were various PFC-free alternatives currently available, too. The main result was that numerous factors affect the performance. Aside from the chemicals, they mainly are: the fabric construction, the production process and the overall care by the consumer. In sharing this insight, Mammut supports its suppliers during their production process.

SPRING/SUMMER 2020

Mammut’s goal is to produce only PFC-free products by 2025. The company is also taking a major step in this direction with its Spring/Summer 2020 collection – especially in the area of hardware products. For example, in the new collection 65 % of all sleeping bags are PFC-free (2019: 35%) and in the area of backpacks, bags and climbing harnesses the percentage of products without fabrics with PFC-based equipment increased from 26% in the previous year’s collection to 47%.

Responsible production is a high priority at Mammut throughout the entire collection. However, some products in the SS20 collection focus specifically on sustainability, such as the Albula HS Jacket, the Comfort and Sender Chalk Bags, the Kento Guide High or the Massone Caps.

ALBULA HS HOODED JACKET WOMEN / MEN

The Mammut Albula rain jacket is made from a 100% recycled polyester main material dyed using the environmentally friendly dope-dye method. PFC-free, lightweight, compressible.

The Mammut Albula rain jacket is made from a 100% recycled polyester main material dyed using the environmentally friendly dope-dye method. PFC-free, lightweight, compressible.

Environmentally friendly. Comfortable. Lightweight. The Albula rain jacket is made from a 100% recycled polyester main material dyed using the environmentally friendly dope-dye method. PFC-free, lightweight, compressible.
• Adjustable hem
• Two side pockets with water-repellent zippers
• Water-repellent front zipper
• Two-point adjustment on hood
• Hook and loop fastener cuffs
• Lightweight, stretchable material for optimum comfort
• Main material layer made from 100 % recycled polyester
• Dyed using the dope-dye process for greater sustainability
• Cut: Regular Fit
• bluesign® PRODUCT
• PFC free
• MAMMUT CONNECT inside
Activities: Multi-Day Hiking, Trekking
FACTS & FIGURES:
Membrane: 100 % Polyurethane
Main Material: Recycled PES edye 2,5 L Water column: 10,000 mm
Vapor permeability: 10.000 g/m2/24h
Weight:227g (Women)/269g(Men) Sizes: XS – XXL (Women) / S – XXXL (Men)
Colors: marine, ocean, baked, sundown (Women) / black, gentian-dark horizon, marine, dark spicy (Men)
Price: 200 Euro
Available from: Spring 2020

KENTO GUIDE HIGH GTX® WOMEN / MEN

Mammut walking boot Kento: more sustainable products thanks to the use of terracare® leather from the traditional German tannery Josef Heinen. A technical, crampon compatible mountaineering boot with a combination of innovation, sustainability and high-quality materials.

Mammut walking boot Kento: more sustainable products thanks to the use of terracare® leather from the traditional German tannery Josef Heinen. A technical, crampon compatible mountaineering boot with a combination of innovation, sustainability and high-quality materials.

More sustainable products thanks to the use of terracare® leather from the traditional German tannery Josef Heinen. A technical, crampon compatible mountaineering boot with a combination of innovation, sustainability and high-quality materials.
• Raised rubber rand
• Board lasting
• crampon compatible
• Two Zone Lacing: Individual two zone lacing. Can be adjusted to person and situation
• 3D memo foam
• Pre-shaped tongue construction
• terracare® leather – made in Germany
• Cut: Basic
Activities: Multi-day hikes, Trekking, Backpacking, Via Ferrata, Mountain Hiking, Classical Alpinism
FACTS & FIGURES
Soles: Dual Density midsole / Poro wedge / PU wedge / vibram® Hexa Tech / terracare®
Material: Nubuk leather / textile / Lining: GORE-TEX Performance Comfort Footwear
Weight: 570g (UK 5.5) / 645g (UK 8.5)
Sizes: UK 3.5–8.5 (Women), UK 6.5–12.5 (Men)
Colors: ocean-dark whisper , iguana-baked (Women) / dark gentian-freesia, tin-spicy, spicy-black (Men)
Price: 250 Euro
Available from: Spring 2020

COMFORT CHALK BAG

Mammut Comfort Chalk bag: Sustainable production using left-over materials from climbing harness manufacture. The bag's design and material are based on the Mammut Comfort climbing harnesses: high quality details such as metal buckles, deformation-resistant opening and option of direct attachment to Mammut Comfort climbing harnesses.

Mammut Comfort Chalk bag: Sustainable production using left-over materials from climbing harness manufacture. The bag’s design and material are based on the Mammut Comfort climbing harnesses: high quality details such as metal buckles, deformation-resistant opening and option of direct attachment to Mammut Comfort climbing harnesses.

Sustainable production using left-over materials from climbing harness manufacture. The bag’s design and material are based on the Mammut Comfort climbing harnesses: high quality details such as metal buckles, deformation-resistant opening and option of direct attachment to Mammut Comfort climbing harnesses.
• Made from materials left over from climbing harness manufacture
• Including hip belt
• Can be attached directly to Mammut climbing harnesses
• Drawstring closure system
• Metal buckle
• Fleece lining
• Brush holder
Activities: Climbing
FACTS & FIGURES
Colors: black, shark
Price: 40 Euro
Available from: Spring 2020

SENDER CHALK BAG

Sender chalk Bag: Sustainable production using left-over materials from climbing harness manufacture. The bag's design and material are based on the Mammut Comfort climbing harnesses: high quality details such as metal buckles, deformation-resistant opening and option of direct attachment to Mammut Comfort climbing harnesses.

Sender chalk Bag: Sustainable production using left-over materials from climbing harness manufacture. The bag’s design and material are based on the Mammut Comfort climbing harnesses: high quality details such as metal buckles, deformation-resistant opening and option of direct attachment to Mammut Comfort climbing harnesses.

Sustainable production using left-over materials from climbing harness manufacture. The bag’s design and material are based on the Mammut Comfort climbing harnesses: high quality details such as metal buckles, deformation-resistant opening and option of direct attachment to Mammut Comfort climbing harnesses.
• Made from materials left over from climbing harness manufacture
• Including hip belt
• Can be attached directly to Mammut climbing harnesses
• Drawstring closure system
• Metal buckle
• Fleece lining
• Brush holder
Activities: Climbing
FACTS & FIGURES
Colors: ocean, highway, safety orange Price: 40 Euro
Available from: Spring 2020

MASSONE T-SHIRT MEN

Mammut climbing T-shirt Massone: a lightweight climbing T-shirt. Organic cotton creates a natural feel.

Mammut climbing T-shirt Massone: a lightweight climbing T-shirt. Organic cotton creates a natural feel.

A lightweight climbing T-shirt. Organic cotton creates a natural feel. Organic cotton preserves the environment by reducing water and energy use, as well as greenhouse gas emissions, and by fostering soil fertility and biodiversity.
• bioRe® organic cotton
• Different prints depending on the color
• Cut: Regular Fit
Activities: Climbing, Every Day
FACTS & FIGURES
Main material: bioRE® Organic Cotton
Weight: 139 g
Sizes: S – XXL
Colors: black, marine, gentian, light emerald, tin, highway, bright white, freesia
Price: 45 Euro
Available from: Spring 2020

MASSONE CAP

The Mammut Massone Cap coordinates with the Massone T-Shirt Men and is made from organic cotton.

The Mammut Massone Cap coordinates with the Massone T-Shirt Men and is made from organic cotton.

The Massone Cap coordinates with the Massone T-Shirt Men and is made from organic cotton. Organic cotton preserves the environment by reducing water and energy use, as well as greenhouse gas emissions, and by fostering soil fertility and biodiversity.
• Classic snapback cap made from organic cotton
• Adjustable size
• Flat peak
• Various logo patches
Activities: Climbing, Hiking, Every day
FACTS & FIGURES
Main material: 100 % Organic Cotton Weight: 34 g
Grössen: S–M, L–XL
Farben: black, horizon, marine, titanium
Price: 35 Euro
Available from: Spring 2020

About Mammut

Founded in 1862, Mammut is a Swiss outdoor company that provides high-quality products and unique brand experiences for fans of mountain sports around the world. This leading international premium brand has stood for safety and pioneering innovation for more than 155 years. Mammut products combine functionality and performance with contemporary design. With its combination of hardware, shoes and clothing Mammut is one of the most complete suppliers in the outdoor market. Mammut Sports Group AG operates in around 40 countries and employs more than 820 people.

Info: mammut.com