At mikk-line, we select the materials for our products carefully, to make sure that they meet our functionality and sustainability requirements. To us, the best material is one that can stand being used and is produced in a way that takes both people and planet into consideration.
As we specialise in outerwear, our primary raw materials are man-made synthetic fibers, such as polyurethane (PU), polyester, nylon, elastane etc. In 2019, we introduced the first mikk-line rainwear made with recycled PU, and we continue to expand the range of products made with recycled synthetic materials.
Today all rainwear, softshell, and swimwear from mikk-line are made with recycled PU or polyester. We have also introduced selected styles with recycled material within our range of thermal wear, jackets, snowsuits, and bibs.
We are increasingly switching to recycled material because:
- Recycled material has a lower carbon footprint, as it requires less energy and produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions compared to producing virgin synthetic material.
- It conserves natural resources, including oil, which is the primary raw material used to make virgin synthetic fabric.
- It reduces waste – if sourced appropriately.
- It matches the same quality and price as virgin synthetic materials.