Environmental Protection

For over 40 years Pertex has been developing lightweight fabrics used by mountaineers, climbers and outdoor enthusiasts in beautiful environments across the world. We have a responsibility to do all that we can to minimise our impact on these environments and protect the spaces in which we thrive.

Our Aims

Our Aims

2022 Targets

• 80% of fabrics to use recycled content
• 100% of fabrics to use PFC Free DWR finish
• Introduction of Solution Dyed fabrics


• 54% of fabrics now use recycled content
• 30% of fabrics use a PFC Free DWR finish
• Solution Dyed Fabrics to be Launched for Spring 2022


Durable, long lasting performance is the foundation of all Pertex fabrics and is never a point of compromise. From tear strength and abrasion resistance to water repellency and air permeability, our fabrics are subjected to rigorous lab-testing, ensuring that each of them meets the Pertex performance specification. A garment made using durable fabrics has an extended useful live, which maximises the value gained from the materials used in its production.

Our Diamond Fuse Technology was specifically developed to increase the durability and abrasion resistance of Pertex fabrics. Fabrics with Diamond Fuse Technology have 2X the abrasion resistance of comparable fabrics.

Another of our shaped filament innovations, Y Fuse Technology, further increases durability by providing a highly stable construction which remains so over extended periods of washing and use.


Since 2015 we have proudly been a Sustaining Member of the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA). Our membership helps to fund the organisation support their important conservation efforts. EOCA is a not-for-profit association which funds vital conservation projects across the globe. The vision of EOCA is that: “The outdoor sector and the millions of people who enjoy the great outdoors are active champions for the conservation of nature and wild places.”

EOCA has funded a wide range of projects including clean-up operations on a mountain peak in Kyrgyzstan, the protection of brown bears in northern Spain, protection of marsh fritillaries in Ireland and creation of a trans-boundary hiking trail in Macedonia and Albania.