The North Face has reached an agreement with textile material company Spinnova to develop high-performance textiles with a sustainable component.

North Face will also have access to the first commercial volumes of Spinnova fiber, which are produced without using harmful chemicals, with minimal water and with minimal CO2 emissions. The textiles also do not contain microplastics and are 100 percent circular, according to Spinnova.

Janne Poranen, chief executive and co-founder, Spinnova, said in a statement: “The North Face is a leader in sustainable outdoor apparel. This is a great opportunity for us to continue pushing the limits of our material together with The North Face. Our goal is to set a new standard for the industry in sustainability and high performance.”

Oliver Lang, global vice president, product development,  The North Face, said: “It’s our over-arching goal to build more circular products, constantly develop innovative materials and to further reduce the environmental impacts of our products. Spinnova is the ideal partner on that journey.”

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