Wir bedanken uns herzlich bei all den interessierten Teilnehmern an der Fachkonferenz „Nachhaltige Outdoor-Textilien“
am 14. März 2018 in Bremen.
Im Nachgang der Veranstaltung können Sie hier Impressionen der Veranstaltung erleben und sich die Präsentationen und Forschungsergebnisse der einzelnen Referenten herunterladen.
v.l.n.r.: Dr. Maximilian Hempel, Nicole Espey, Dr. Joachim Lohse, Dr. Stefan Stolte, Dr. Jürgen Arning
Dr. Joachim Lohse, Senator für Umwelt, Bau und Verkehr der Freien Hansestadt Bremen
In October 2012 Greenpeace released a two part report called "Chemistry for any Weather" which claimed that fabric finishes used on outdoor clothing contained chemicals that are hazardous to the environment and human health. These substances of concern are called per-fluorinated chemicals (PFCs) and are traditionally found in durable water repellent (DWR) fabric finishes because of their water, oil and soil repellent properties.
The durable water repellents (DWR) currently available on the market can lead to residues of per-fluorinated chemicals (PFCs) in products themselves. Durable water repellent based on C8 technology is the strongest chemical bond and is considered a persistent, bio-accumulative and toxic (PBT) substance and has since been detected around the world in the food chain, drinking water, animals and human blood.
In light of these resent scientific findings, the Outdoor industry is working on new environmental friendly durable water repellent solutions and a change of finishes for their jackets. The Association of the German Sporting Goods Industry (BSI), the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) and the European Outdoor Group (EOG) are supporting the Outdoor companies on this path and initiated the "Durable Water Repellant (DWR) Project".
PFC / DWR - Studie von Georgina Burman
As part of this project a survey about the expectations of the end users and brands was conducted in cooperation with the School of Fashion and Textiles De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom.
PFC / DWR - Studie von Alice Davies
As part of this project, several scientific tests on a range of alternative technologies to long-chain fluorochemical durable water repellents were conducted in cooperation with the School of Fashion and Textiles De Montfort University, Leicester.
The results of these tests are presented to you in two magazines, which can be downloaded here: