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Our Materials

POWDERHORN not only respects its history and honors its roots in the Jackson Hole Mountains, but it also pays close attention to the origin of its materials. For production, natural materials such as leather, cotton or wool, and recycled materials as down feathers are predominantly used. POWDERHORN’s goal is environmentally friendly production as well as the reduction of waste products.

Materials Vest detail

TANNERIES PECHDO LEATHER


With Tanneries Pechdo we choose to work with an experienced company offering a long history in their field. Located in Millau, France an area which is known worldwide for its tannery expertise, Tanneries Pechdo has been manufacturing cowbellies for over 60 years. They are specialized in soft leather for gloves, garments and leather goods.

Respect for the environment is fully integrated into their manufacturing process. From the delivery of raw hides to the shipment of all finish leathers, actions are performed to clean, sort and recycle waste generated by the tanning and dyeing. Along with this all leather made by the company is a by product of animals in the milk and meat industry. Tanneries Pechdo ensures regular monitoring of their production, both on the mechanical characteristics of leathers and on safety standards.

Woman Vest with Pechdo material

RE:DOWN RECYCLED DOWN INSULATION


The recycled down insulation from Re:Down is a mix of 650-fill-power goose and duck down reclaimed from cushions, bedding and other used items that can’t be resold. It is hypoallergenic, eco-friendly and offers the identical performance benefits to virgin down.

For Re:Down, it was important to not only use recycled materials but maintain sustainability while processing the materials. Washing the down requires a lot of water and energy. For this reason, the factory in Hungary was built in a location where water springs up from the ground at a temperature of 38 degrees. The water is also recycled so at all times they only use water that is needed for treatment of the down. This results in less energy and spares additional costs. Not only will you have a garment that is using eco down insulation but you will know that it was processed using renewable energy, recycled water, following fair trade and causes no harm to animals.

Man Jacket with ReDown material

SCOTCHGARD™ PROTECTOR


Over 55 years ago, 3M made an important discovery that captured America’s attention: Scotchgard™ Protector. The revolutionary fabric protector was instantly embraced and is now one of the most wellknown and trusted brands in stain removal and water repellency. Throughout the years, 3M scientists proved their commitment to innovation by enhancing environmental, health and safety benefits that pass regulatory reviews of the U.S. EPA and other environmental agencies around the world, while delivering the same unparalleled results—protection against dirt and stains and the ability to repel liquids. Scotchgard™ Protector Durable Water Repellent (DWR) is specifically designed for outdoor fabrics. It helps keep liquids beading up and rolling off clothing without compromising the fabrics’ natural feel or breathability.

Woman Jacket with Scotchguard material

LAVALAN WOOL INSULATION


The company Baur Vliesstoffe exists since 1913 – providing them with more than 100 years of experience in washing wool. They have been using their expertise to process wool into washable nonwovens for textile applications for 15 years.

Wool is “high-tech made by nature” and is a resource with many fascinating properties.
WOOL IS NATURAL – a naturally renewed protein fiber from domestic farming. It is not grown as a resource, but it occurs naturally.

WOOL BUFFERS HUMIDITY – Wool fibers can absorb up to 30% of their dry weight in humid conditions in the form of water vapor and release it again without becoming wet. The scaly layer surrounding the wool fiber is however impermeable. This is why even a saturated wool fiber won’t feel wet.

WOOL PURIFIES THE AIR - Thanks to its high bio-reactivity, wool has the capability to bind odors and partially neutralize some of them.

Lavalan® wool padding is made of 100% virgin wool. It keeps you warm and cool, protects and insulates, is breathable, washable and hygienic.

Man Jacket with Lavalan material