Material and Co-brands
The right clothing is crucial for a safe and efficient workday. And in order for a garment to function optimally for a specific area of use, it must be made of materials with the right properties. Often several different materials are combined to create the best possible garment. In our quest to design innovative, high quality workwear, we collaborate with many industry-leading manufacturers of technical fabrics and materials.
37.5® Technology regulates your body’s microclimate, to help create an optimal working environment within your clothing. By actively responding to your body’s natural humidity and infrared (IR) energy, patented active particles embedded in the material removes moisture in the vapour stage to help keep you dry. If you get cold, these same active particles capture and return that IR energy to help keep you warm.
37.5® fibres are also available with enhanced biodegradation. With very few end-of-life options for textiles available, enhanced biodegradation offers a step in the right direction for improving waste management. 37.5® fibres with enhanced biodegradation accelerate the natural degradation process when placed in landfill conditions. These fibres are also recyclable and are converted to naturally occurring materials that do not contribute to the problem of microplastics. 37.5® is a trademark of Cocona Labs.
Please read more about the technology and test results in the pdf below.
Armortex® is a DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber used to help provide strength, flexibility, and lightweight protection in everything from yarns and woven ballistic fabrics to ropes and apparel. It’s lightweight, durable and extraordinarily strong and used to make a variety of clothing, accessories, and equipment safe and cut resistant.
The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) is the largest cotton sustainability programme in the world. It aims to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it as well as for the environment it grows in. Learn more at Better Cotton Initiative
Coolmax® fabrics are designed to move moisture away from the body and enhance fabric drying rate, thus keeping you feeling cool and dry. The Coolmax® fiber is a specially engineered polyester fibre with an increased surface area. The fibre forms a transport system that pulls moisture away from the skin to the outer layer of the fabric where it spreads and dries quick. The performance of Coolmax® is inherent in the fibres structure itself, thereby providing consistent performance wash after wash. Coolmax® is a trademark of INVISTA Inc.
An extremely tough and hardwearing material, used to reinforce exposed parts such as pockets, knees and sleeves. It is also water and dirt repellent, easy to care for and retains its shape. It is a high technology fabric made with air-textured polyamide fibers able to meet the toughest standards of strength and durability. CORDURA® is a trademark of INVISTA Inc.
D3O® smart materials specialise in impact protection and shock absorption. Its unique patented polymer composites contains a chemically engineered dilatant as an energy absorber. The material’s molecules flow freely in standard conditions, but on impact, they lock together to absorb and disperse energy, before instantly returning to their flexible state. This unique characteristic provides enhanced impact protection, while providing versatile and flexible materials that can be manufactured for a host of impact protective applications. Note: D3O® does not ”go hard”.
Snickers Workwear uses different D3O® material grades specially tuned for a wide range of temperatures that offer enhanced cushioning, longterm comfort and superior impact protection on key contact areas.
GORE-TEX Technical Garments are extremely durable, waterproof and are guaranteed to keep you dry and comfortable – all day long. The GORE-TEX membrane has over 1.4 billion pores per square cm and the pores are 20,000 times smaller than a drop of water, but 700 times bigger than a molecule of moisture vapor. This prevents water from penetrating, while it aids your body’s natural cooling process by allowing perspiration vapor to escape. Special GORE-SEAM® tape ensures that all seams are durably waterproof.
The Global Recycled Standard (GRS) is an international, voluntary, full product standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of recycled content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices, and chemical restrictions. The standard helps consumers gain more confidence in recycled content product claims. Learn more at GlobalRecycled.org.
Hipora® is a waterproof and breathable membrane used for gloves. It keeps your hands dry and comfortable. Hipora® is a trademark of Kolon Industries.
The OEKO-TEX® label indicates the additional benefits of tested safety for skin-friendly clothing and other textiles. The International OEKO-TEX® Association is an independent test institute, testing textiles for harmful substances according to OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 for textile products of all types which pose no risk whatsoever to health.
REPREVE® Recycled Polyester
As part of our continuous sustainability work, we have upgraded some of our styles with REPREVE®, the world’s number-one brand of recycled performance fiber. In order to make sustainable claims reliable, the REPREVE® fabric is verifiable through the U-Trust® Verification program. This means the fiber contains the unique FiberPrint® tracer technology and the fabric is analyzed to validate REPREVE® content claims and composition.
Thinsulate™ insulation has very high insulation properties compare to its weight. The fine fibers that make up Thinsulate™ insulation, work by trapping air molecules between you and the outside. The more air a material traps in a given space‚ the better it insulates you from the cold outside air. Thinsulate™ is breathable, moist-resistant and machine washable. Thinsulate ™ is a trademark of 3M™.