From the hand not to the mouth, but to the eye – when a glove becomes a pair of glasses. Clothing and sustainability have been a difficult topic up to now. But something is happening everywhere. REUSCH has been addressing this issue for some time and has now put another exclamation mark on sportswear with the FUTU:RE mitten.
REUSCH is THE outfitter when it comes to goalkeeper gloves or gloves for alpine and Nordic skiing, for example. In cooperation with the Berlin start-up KLEIDERLY, a company that has placed the recycling of textiles at the centre of its activities, a glove has now been developed whose material is not meant to be thrown away after use, but instead replaces plastics that are otherwise obtained from petroleum as a second-life raw material.
And so, in a second life, the gloves become glasses or sunglasses with a special filter for the blue part of the sunlight.
The mitten is made entirely of polyester fibres, is robust, windproof and warm, and is equipped with an inner fleece finger cap that provides strong thermal insulation and moisture wicking, especially in the sensitive areas of the hands. With a minimalist look, it reflects the young and fresh REUSCH design, according to the press release.
With this product, REUSCH not only wants to contribute to a circular economy, but also draw interest and attention to the Berlin-based start-up in order to reduce the ecological footprint of the fashion industry and promote a prudent use of the world’s resources.
Source: Press release REUSCH March 2022
Text: Werner Köstle