A HISTORY OF INNOVATION FORGED IN THE INDUSTRIAL AGE
Born in an era of innovation and new beginnings Schoeller® has been at the forefront of fabric technology for over 100 years. In 1868, Rudolph Schoeller moved from Breslau to Zürich and set up Switzerland’s first worsted yarn spinning mill in Schaffhausen with the name ”Schoeller & Söhne,” the origin of today’s Schoeller Textil AG. The industrial boom of the mid 19th century drove vast technical progress that automated, rationalized and vastly increased productive capabilities. By the 20th century man-made fibers such as polyamide or elastane arrived in Europe from the USA and began to replace the scratchy and heavy woolen garments that were common at the time. Realizing the vast possibilities of these engineered fibres, Schoeller® begins to develop elastic fabrics and creates the first ever stretch ski pants, revolutionizing the industry and cementing their places as a leader in performance fabrics.
A PIONEER IN SUSTAINABILITY AND FUNCTIONAL, ENGINEERED FABRICS
A pioneer in sustainability, it was the first activewear manufacturer to receive Oko-Tex Standard 100 certification and serves as one of the founding developers of the bluesign® system, which is now an industry standard certification for sustainable manufacturing. Today Schoeller® continues to produce highly-functional and innovative textile technologies for sports, work, lifestyle, protection, medicine and technical applications. Schoeller’s many innovations include its c_change membrane technology, the world’s first intelligent membrane, as well as NanoSphere®, coldblack® and 3XDRY® Bio technologies.
HIGH PERFORMANCE, ALL-SEASON COMFORT WITH AN ELEGANT APPEARANCE
In our search for the most functional and versatile year-round fabric, we utilize Schoeller Dryskin. Crafted in Switzerland, it is commonly used for high-endurance outdoor pursuits due to its high wind and water repellency and UV protection while remaining extremely breathable. With a soft inner and durable face fabric, the doubleweave construction is lightweight and has dynamic, four-way stretch with permanent elasticity that moves effortlessly with your body for complete freedom of movement. These performance capabilities also belie its elegant wool-like appearance and dense handfeel.
CHINOOK ANORAK – SCHOELLER® DRYSKIN NYLON
Our Chinook Anorak is a versatile layering piece that provides protection from the elements in varying conditions. Tailored with a relaxed fit, the jacket features a pullover design with a zippered half placket and large visor hood with drawstring adjustment. The hem features a dropped back design for extra coverage and a drawcord and toggle that can be tightened for a custom shape and to prevent the entry of cold air. Storage is provided by a large vertical zip chest pocket along with two side seam hand pockets. Made in Canada.
SOLO PANTS – SCHOELLER® DRYSKIN NYLON
In the early days of mountaineering and climbing, before purpose built garments were ubiquitous, enthusiasts embraced surplus military garments for their utilitarian details and durable construction. Our Solo Pants make a nod to this history and while updating the fit, details and fabric for modern day needs. Storage is offered with two front ‘Baker’ patch pockets and two rear flap pockets with snap closures ensure personal items remain safe. The waistband includes an adjustable integrated nylon belt with magnetic buckle while a bungee cord and toggle lock system at the hem allows for a customized fit. Made in Canada.
SOLO SHORTS – SCHOELLER® DRYSKIN NYLON
With a hybridized design that references utilitarian details from both outdoor and military, our signature Solo Shorts are updated this season in a versatile four-season Dryskin fabric from Swiss fabric maker Schoeller®. Storage is offered with two front ‘Baker’ patch pockets and two rear flap pockets with snap closures. The waistband includes an adjustable integrated nylon belt with magnetic buckle for a customized fit. Made in Canada.