Sympatex and bleed

Equipped for the outdoors – with weather and climate protection

Sympatex and bleed functional wear

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A true novelty in sustainable functional clothing: The “guaranteed green” membrane from Sympatex – 100 percent recyclable, PTFE-free, PFC-free, and climate neutral. Sympatex copolymers generate CO2 levels during production that are 50 times lower than a conventional PTFE polymer. And Sympathex has even been offsetting that since early 2017: The membrane’s complete annual production has been rendered fully climate neutral.

We provided Sympatex with support in calculating the carbon footprints for the company, for the Sympatex membrane, and for all laminates. Sympatex fully offsets the emissions from the membrane, supporting our forest conservation project in Kenya’s Kasigau Wildlife Corridor. Moreover, Sympatex customers can decide whether they would like to procure not only the membrane, but also the entire laminate climate neutrally. To that end, we developed an eco calculator for Sympatex. It shows all of the greenhouse gas emissions along the supply chain. Customers can offset those emissions and receive a climate neutral laminate. 

Like bleed. It is the first outdoor brand to produce a functional jacket that is completely climate neutral – with climate neutral Sympatex laminate. Moreover, bleed offsets all emissions from additional materials, production, transport, and packaging. The manufacturer from Upper Franconia’s Helmbrecht region maintains emissions as low as possible by exclusively using recycled or biodegradable textiles. They use energy from renewable sources, and water is used as sparingly as possible. The Sympatex Active jacket won’t remain bleed’s only climate neutral article of clothing. There are further models being planned for upcoming collections.

„When it comes to questions of sustainability and ecology, we must not underestimate the consumer. The signs of a shift in awareness can be seen everywhere throughout society. Over the course of around 18 months, sustainability has gone from being a nice-to-have to become an existential necessity - at the rate change is coming, there is no more room for hesitation in light of the development cycles in textiles.“

Dr. Rüdiger Fox, CEO, Sympatex Technologies

Success stories of our customers

Schneider Schreibgeräte – climate neutral pens

Schneider consistently focuses on sustainability and climate protection. Many products have been produced in a CO2-neutral way since 2014.

Klingele – climate neutral packaging

Nearly 100 years of family-run business: sustainability is an essential principle of Klingele's long-term entrepreneurial activities. Waste paper is used to manufacture the corrugated packaging.

Konica Minolta - Enabling Carbon Neutrality

With its climate neutral printing service, Konica Minolta offers its European customers a comprehensive climate protection solution.

Ticketino – climate neutral participation

With TICKETINO, organisers have the chance to contribute towards climate protection.

Breitsamer IMKERGOLD Honey

IMKERGOLD Fairtrade Honey by Breitsamer is completely climate neutral.

Canon – climate protection in the office

Black Label Zero, Top Colour Zero and Recycled White Zero: Canon offers climate neutral office paper.

KAUT-BULLINGER – ink and copy paper

KAUT-BULLINGER is betting its chips on sustainable products: Ink and copy paper under the KABUCO house brand are completely climate neutral.

Climate neutral accommodation and events – SCHWARZWALD PANORAMA

The hotel hosts events of all kinds and the corresponding overnight accommodation climate neutrally. Individual guests also have the option of offsetting the emissions generated by their stay.

Bionatic – climate neutral packaging

Bionatic was founded to provide a solution to the problem of petrol-based plastics. – climate neutral printing

viaprinto stands also for climate protection. Every customer has the possibility to order his print product climate neutral.

lavera Naturkosmetik

For each relaunch, the lavera facial care products and gift boxes are packaged in climate neutral folding boxes.

Roadsurfer – climate neutral driving rents customized camping vans - lifestyle included. Also included: Carbon offsetting for unlimited kilometers!

CEWE photobooks climate neutral

Every CEWE photobook and all CEWE brand products are climate neutral. That also includes CEWE CALENDARS, CEWE CARDS, and CEWE WALL PICTURES. CEWE offsets all unavoidable carbon emissions from production.

DasEis – Climate neutral ice cream

DasEis is uncompromising: organic, Fairtrade®, made from high-quality and largely regional ingredients. And it's climate neutral, too.

Selecta – climate neutral coffe cups

Selecta is well known for its beverage and snack machines. Now they offer coffee-to-go in climate neutral cups.

Wander brand products packaged climate neutrally

The Swiss company Wander AG is known for brands like Ovomaltine, Caotina, and Jemalt. These products are packaged climate neutrally.

MONTANA – climate neutral heating oil and diesel fuel

MONTANA is offering its customers climate-friendly heating with fossil fuels.

Jordi Medienhaus – climate neutral printing

The Jordi family regard the aspect of sustainability as a recipe for success.

Bergzeit's catalog

Bergzeit supplies gear for mountaineering enthusiasts. Their catalogs are printed with climate neutrality by Mohn Media.