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Lorpen Designs Their First 100% Sustainable Winter Collection and Starts Using Biodegradable Textiles

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lorpen Lorpen, the international benchmark brand for outdoor technical socks, has just presented their winter 2023 collection to their international sales network at their factory in Etxalar, Navarre. If in previous collections they progressively started using recycled and sustainable threads in different product categories, it is in this collection where the process of converting conventional fibers to eco fibers has culminated with the use of the new threads in their Wintersports line, in which the look of the socks has also been renewed. It should also be highlighted that, following their path of innovation, they’ve taken a step forward in the technical outdoor sock sector by using biodegradable textiles. And now their entire collection has the EcoEngineered seal on its packaging, which is a guarantee of the sustainable production of their products.

If one model had to be highlighted in this collection for the degree of sustainable innovation used for the product it would be the T3+ BIOWARMER, which is the top of the line in technicity (T3+) and is now made with biodegradable textiles. To achieve that Lorpen has combined the Sensil BioCare® textile with PrimaloftBio® as a filling. The seams are also made with Sensil BioCare® used as thread, while the cuff has been made with chlorine free wool. Thus, during their useful life the socks help the wearer suffer less in extreme cold conditions, either while doing an activity or at rest. And after their useful life they’ll never become trash, because they’re biodegradable. Furthermore, they’re very warm and supple. There will be three T3+ BIOWARMER models for next winter: Inferno Expedition Crew and Overcalf in the outdoor segment, and Ski in Wintersports.

All of that means Lorpen is staying in the vanguard of the industry. They were the first brand to use three layers of different threads in a single sock (T3 technology). That was later on combined with the SLS-Selective Layer System technology, which is a system of layers in strategic areas depending on the activity the user is going to do and under what conditions. That makes it possible to get the maximum performance from each thread for the maximum benefit to the athlete’s foot. They were also pioneers in using flat seems in the toe with their stitch by stitch sewing, which is something only the brand can do at their plant in Etxalar. That’s a lot of engineering applied to a sock and the outcome is high transpirability, strength and good fit, preventing the formation of blisters. It’s also significant that the brand designs and manufactures all their socks at their factory in Etxalar, Navarre.

INFO: Lorpen