Scarpa, producer of footwear for mountain sports, heads into winter 2021/22 committed to sustainability and renewable resources, aligned with its Green Manifesto.
Every boot in its Maestrale or Gea RS or Maestrale and Gea ski boot collection was redesigned to incorporate Grilamid Bio and Pebax Rnew, plastics made with renewable resources, while a dollar from the sale of a boot (that includes these materials) will be donated to Protect our Winters (POW).
“We enacted our Green Manifesto at the start of 2021 to outline Scarpa’s commitment to sustainability to the public in an easy-to-understand manner,” said Kim Miller, CEO, Scarpa NA. “Along with the Mojito Bio, the industry’s first fully biodegradable shoe that has a performance rubber sole, the plant-based plastics used in the Maestrale and Gea are one of our most significant initiatives in the product realm this year. We’re excited to showcase that in a way that also gives back to POW, an organization that has done a lot of excellent work in raising awareness and lobbying around the effect of climate change on winter sports.”
The values at the core of SCARPA’s Green Manifesto are Sustainability, Care, Air, Respect, Performance, and Authenticity — created to reach the company’s goal to B Corp Certified status within the year.
The brand’s redesigned Maestrale and Gea boots fall under the company’s “Performance” pillar, which underlines its “passion for creating innovative and advanced products, including Pebax Rnew and Grilamid Bio.”
Pebax Rnew is “an organic, recyclable material first used by Scarpa in its ski mountaineering boots.
“The polymer comes from castor oil, a vegetable oil extracted from a non-GMO and non-edible crop, therefore not competing with food production.” Overall, the renewable material saves 32 percent of C02 compared to conventional materials. The Maestrale and Women’s Gea have been using Pebax Rnew in their construction since 2019, while the Maestrale RS and women’s Gea RS began utilizing the product with “planet-friendly” Grilamid Bio in 2021. Grilamid Bio is also derived from the castor bean plant and makes up the bi-injection carbon-infused shell of the Maestrale RS and Gea RS.”
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