Ecodown® has traditionally been the sustainable alternative to down feathers, which are often plucked from live animals.
Many of us have seen the disturbing videos of the cruel systems used to harvest feathers and the unpleasant images are difficult to forget. Why use down feathers, when there are high performing synthetic alternatives that can provide exceptional warmth, softness and durability for your outerwear? This has always been the logic behind Thermore's Ecodown® thermal insulation and related products.
Now Thermore® takes the next step towards sustainability by converting the Ecodown® product line to fully recycled content, derived exclusively from PET water bottles. The new Ecodown® is the only synthetic product in the market to be made from 100%, post-consumer plastic bottles.
This allows the reuse of a considerable number of bottles, which would have otherwise ended their useful life as waste in a landfill. Depending on the application, outerwear insulated with Ecodown® can save up to 10 bottles per garment! Also, using PET bottles instead of oil will help protect energy reserves for future generations.
What's equally impressive is that the new Ecodown® 100% recycled thermal insulation does not require special quilting restrictions or fabrics- and can be washed and/or dry cleaned with confidence.
This high level of durability equates to exceptional, long term warmth over the life of a garment. A wide variety of weights and thickness options (over 10 variations!) cater perfectly to every possible design requirement.
When you add it all up, the new Ecodown® offers a humane option to real down feathers and is a high performance, 100% sustainable synthetic that offers total freedom of design. Sounds like a winning combination.
Thermore: Offering choices that we can all feel good about.