Pertex introduces its Pertex Shield Revolve, a “more sustainable and technical waterproof/breathable material.”

Pertex Shield Revolve fabrics are mono-material laminates where each layer of fabric comes from a single polymer. In this case, 100 percent recycled polyester. The mono-material composition makes Pertex Shield Revolve fabrics “easier to be recycled at the end of a garment’s life, minimizing the waste of resources and reducing the overall environmental impact of the fabric.”

“Conventional waterproof breathable fabrics are constructed from multiple different polymer layers, such as nylon, polyurethane, polyester, and fluoropolymers, laminated into a multi-material fabric,” said Steve Laycock, brand director, Pertex. “These fabrics are very difficult to recycle at the end of the product’s life due to the major challenges of separating the different polymers into their relevant waste streams.”

Pertex Shield Revolve fabrics are free from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), including the DWR and the membrane.

Companies using the Pertex Shield Resolve fabric include Rab in its Downpour Eco Jacket for SS21 (Pertex adopted a three-layer version for Rab’s AW21 Arc Eco Jacket); Klättermusen is using a 2.5-layer in its Brede 2.0 Jacket and Brage 2.0 Salopettes; and for AW21 Martini Sportswear has adopted Shield Revolve in four styles, including the Turbulence Jacket and Changeover Jacket.

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