The new corkshell™ technology from Swiss fabric and technology specialists Schoeller Textil AG won an OutDoor INDUSTRY AWARD 2012 in the Material Innovation category at the OutDoor Fair Friedrichshafen. In the competition, organized by iF International Forum Design, 48 entrants from a total of 322 submissions from 25 countries were recognized with an OutDoor INDUSTRY AWARD 2012; ten of them with the special GOLD Award.
The award-winning corkshell technology allows Schoeller to combine the natural features of cork with those of high performance fabrics. corkshell displays higher thermal insulation than comparable conventional soft-shell products; depending on the fabric structure, up to 50 percent higher. In addition, corkshell is bluesign® approved, complying with the worldâ€™s strictest standard for textiles.