August 4, 2020 - Cortez, CO and Seoul, South Korea – Osprey, the leader in creating top-quality, high performance, innovative carry solutions and Hyosung, a comprehensive fiber manufacturer that produces world-class products and provides value chain solutions from textile mill to brand to consumer, are pleased to announce their collaboration for Spring 2021. Osprey will feature Hyosung’s new GRS certified, 100% recycled Mipan® regen robic high-tenacity nylon in its best-selling, multi-sport Talon/Tempest series, which has been completely redesigned and expanded for Spring 2021.
“As a solutions provider, we are proud to partner with such a legendary outdoor brand as Osprey to help realize its vision of developing a sustainable pack that its customers will feel good about purchasing and carrying,” said Mike Simko, Hyosung Global Marketing Director.
Hyosung’s regen robic nylon is made with 100% reclaimed waste, which saves valuable resources from being removed from the earth. According to Simko, for every kilo of recycled nylon Hyosung makes, six to seven kilos of CO2 eq. of Global Warming Potential are saved. Osprey’s new Talon/Tempest features one of the first commercial uses of this innovative fabric.
“Supporting technological advancements in recycled materials is critical to busting the myth that recycled materials means reduced performance,” said Mark Galbraith, Vice President of Product, Osprey. “Regen recycled high-tenacity nylon allows us to both bring recycled material into our premium Talon/Tempest series while improving its technical performance and durability. We see it as win, win for the end user and the environment.”
Osprey’s Talon/Tempest series will be available for consumer purchase worldwide this Spring 2021.
Founded in 1974 and based in Cortez, Colorado, in the foothills of the San Juan Mountains, Osprey designs the highest performing and longest lasting carry solutions on the market including technical packs for outdoor, travel and everyday adventures.
In addition to creating top-quality packs, the Osprey team is focused on becoming the most progressive, transparent and sustainable hardgoods brand in the world. From raw materials and chemistry benchmarks to progressive factory code of conduct agreements and programs that extend a product’s end of life, Osprey is taking a truly holistic approach and looking at every aspect of their business to ensure they leave as little trace possible. Osprey’s dedication to create innovative, high performance, sustainable gear reflects the brand’s love of adventure, devotion to the outdoors and steadfast resolve to leave the world better than they found it.
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Hyosung is a comprehensive fiber manufacturer, which produces world-class products and provides innovation and solutions to the textile industry. Hyosung’s creora® elastane is the world’s largest spandex brand, supplying the broadest range of stretch fiber offerings supported by exceptional technology and quality. Mipan® nylon and specialty polyester provide functional and sustainable fiber solutions that are essential to today’s dynamic textile market. www.hyosungtnc.com.