Hit the expedition trail with confidence with the DofE Award Collection Atlas Jacket.
Made with Craghoppers' own AquaDry membrane technology and a hydrostatic head rating of 8,000mm, the Atlast Jacket will ensure you stay dry whatever the weather throws at you. There's plenty of pockets to store your essential kit for easy access on the move, and several adjustments make the fit more comfortable so all you have to worry about is reaching the next stop. And it's better for the environment too - approximately 40 plastic bottles were recycled to make this product.
We know our customers like to know exactly what they're buying; we're not going to sugar coat it, but we are going to explain it. We've divided up all of the sustainable features we've identified across our product ranges and grouped them into three so you know how your purchase is making an impact: Think Nature, Think Welfare, Think People.
The Craghoppers Men's Atlas Jacket - Blue has the following sustainability attributes...
Fluorinated DWR finishes make clothing waterproof by repelling water droplets. ‘PFCs’ is the broad term for all fluorocarbon chemicals, of which PFOS and PFOA are sub-groups. Different chemicals in this family have a varying number of carbon atoms, so C6 has six carbon atoms and C8 has eight. While the outdoor industry has moved away from C8 (or 'long chain') PFCs, C6 (short chain) PFCs are currently unbeatable in their waterproofing performance. They're considered less harmful to the environment than C8, but they have not been proven to be safe. PFCs are known as forever chemicals; once created they will never break down and are harmful to people and the planet. To read more about the chemistry related to PFCs, head here.
PFC-Free DWR uses alternative, biodegradable technologies that repels water from the surface of a fabric - such as Fjallraven's Greenland Wax. PFC-Free DWR coatings are water resistant enough for most daily activities, so if you don’t need a highly technical waterproof, consider a PFC-Free garment instead.
By recycling fabrics, we are not only stopping extra waste heading to landfill but also reducing the need for virgin fabrics to be created. Recycled fabrics can be anything from recycled polyester to recycled cotton and where recycled cotton is used, it's often offcuts from factory floors that would otherwise end up in landfill.
This brand partners with the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI). The ETI was founded in 1998 and works to improve working conditions in global supply chains by implementing their Base Code of labour practice, which is based on the UN’s International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) standards. They work from nine principles: employment is chosen; freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining are respected; working conditions are safe and hygienic; child labour shall not be used; living wages are paid; working hours are not excessive; no discrimination is practised; regular employment is provided; no harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed. Their remit is vast and cover industries from apparel to food and agriculture.
Find out more about the ETI here: https://www.ethicaltrade.org/.
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