What does the OEKO-TEX label mean?

If a textile article carries the STANDARD 100 label, you can be certain that every component of this article, i.e. every thread, button and other accessories, has been tested for harmful substances and that the article therefore is harmless in human ecological terms. The test is conducted by our independent OEKO-TEX® partner institutes on the basis of our extensive OEKO-TEX® criteria catalog. In the test they take into account numerous regulated and non-regulated substances, which may be harmful to human health. In many cases the limit values for the STANDARD 100 go beyond national and international requirements. The criteria catalog is updated at least once a year and expanded with new scientific knowledge or statutory requirements. It is not easy for manufacturers and customers to keep an overview of the legal situation concerning harmful substances every day. Our experts from the OEKO-TEX® institutes do this for you.

What does the Clo-I label mean?

After the successful introduction of Clo®-Insulation last year, Brunotti continues to use the most breathable padding in the world in almost all pants and jackets. Clo ®-Insulation has previously been used in the industrial sector for people who worked in freezing systems. It was praised for its warmth but also its lightweight qualities. Clo®-Insulation fibre improves moisture transport, is water-resistant and in addition, it retains warmth. Because of the special shape of the fibre, we offer an insulation in our ski range that is lighter weight than traditional systems and that allows more freedom of movement and comfort.

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What does the FSC mean?

FSC, short for Forest Stewardship Council®, is a global, not-for –profit organization which is dedicated to the promotion of responsible forest management worldwide. It all started when a group of timber users, traders, and representatives of human rights and environmental organizations met. This group of diverse people had concerns about increasing deforestation, environmental degradation, and social exclusion. In this meeting it was pointed out that there was a need for a credible system that could identify well-managed forests as the sources for many wood products

What does the PFC free label mean?

PFCs (per- and poly-fluorinated chemicals) are all completely man-made chemicals which do not occur naturally. They are commonly used in DWR (durable water repellent) coatings and waterproof membranes. These fluorochemicals have been used for some time to give clothing water and stain resistant properties. Until fairly recently there were very few alternatives so as it became obvious that PFCs were harmful to the environment more focus fell upon the use of PFCs, especially within the Outdoor Activities sector.