eVent® fabrics is now a bluesign® system partner

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eVent® fabrics is now a bluesign® system partner

Lee’s Summit, Missouri, USA—eVent fabrics—which created the first fully waterproof and air permeable membrane technology for apparel, footwear and accessories—has become a bluesign® system partner. bluesign® system partners include textile manufacturers, brands and chemical suppliers, united in their commitment to responsible action through the application of the bluesign® system.

A comprehensive bluesign® audit at eVent’s manufacturing facility in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, confirmed that the company’s membrane manufacturing operations apply the bluesign® system and meet high standards for worker safety, responsible use of resources, and that the company is continuously improving its environmental performance.

As a bluesign® system partner, eVent fabrics is committed to reducing its impact on people and the environment. The bluesign® system, based on Input Stream Management, ensures that approved chemical products and raw materials are used in all steps of the manufacturing process and that substances posing risks to people and the environment are eliminated. On-site inspections verify the proper application of chemical products and raw materials in controlled processes and ensure the responsible use of resources to guarantee the highest level of consumer safety.

“We’re excited about this important achievement and what it means for not only our organization but our customers and consumers around the world,” said Chris Ferraro, General Manager for eVent fabrics. “Becoming a bluesign® system partner is one of many steps we are taking to continually improve our sustainability practices, streamline operations and bring innovative membrane solutions to the market,” added Ferraro.

eVent fabrics wholly manufactures waterproof and windproof membranes used in consumer products in the United States at its facility in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. eVent membranes are distributed to textile specialists around the globe, which, in turn, create finished laminated textiles chosen by apparel, footwear and accessories brands.

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About eVent® fabrics and eVent membrane technology
Since 1999, eVent fabrics have set the standard for truly air permeable and waterproof membranes in textiles. The technology used to create eVent membranes was invented in the 1990s to improve the pollutant-capturing performance of air filtration systems and give superior protection to industrial machinery. eVent fabrics—found in outdoor, winter sports, cycling and professional apparel and footwear—were the first air permeable and waterproof performance fabrics on the market that let the sweat out through proprietary Direct Venting technology. eVent membranes are manufactured in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, USA, and the company collaborates with worldwide suppliers to offer a broad selection of waterproof, windproof and protective textiles to brands that create apparel, footwear, shelter and accessories. For more information, visit www.eventfabrics.com.

About bluesign® Technologies
The bluesign® system is the solution for a sustainable textile production. It eliminates harmful substances right from the beginning of the manufacturing process and sets and controls standards for an environmentally friendly and safe production. This not only ensures that the final textile product meets very stringent consumer safety requirements worldwide but also provides confidence to the consumer to acquire a sustainable product. bluesign technologies ag was founded in 2000. Since then, the bluesign® system has been adopted by worldwide leading textile and accessory manufacturers. Various significant key players of the chemical and machine industry rely on the bluesign® system. And well-known brands of the outdoor, sportswear and fashion industry depend on the extensive knowledge of bluesign technologies.

Media contacts for eVent fabrics:

Boo Turner, Footloose Communications
+1 (206) 554-1596 mobile
boo@footloose-communications.com

Paul Arnhold, eVent fabrics
+1 (816) 313-4320 office
paul.arnhold@clarcor.com

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