Sale - Save 30% on Urban winter jacket in the color blue-melange. Order here

New Mono range designed for circularity

New Mono range designed for circularity
12. May 2022 Louise Meisner-Jensen
News » Products » New Mono range designed for circularity
xplor workwear for women

The new Mono range is designed for circularity and is our first step towards closing the material loop in the textile industry. Each garment is made from a single recycled, mono-material so that they can be recycled back to fibres that can get a new life in new products.

DESIGNED FOR CIRCULARITY

Workwear, particular shell garments, are often difficult to recycle because they are made from many different materials. Fiber blends cannot be easily separated for recycling, and they are less valuable as raw material.

Each product in the Mono range is made from 100% recycled polyester in both outer material and membrane, making them a better resource for the circular economy where the goal is textile-to-textile recycling. It is easier to recycle a garment made from one single material, as opposed to separating several materials and then recycle them separately.

To increase the products’ recyclability, we have limited the number of materials. Metal parts have been removed from i.a. press-studs and string stoppers. Drawstring holes that normally contain metal have been replaced with a sewn drawstring hole. Reflectors, which are necessary to meet traffic safety requirements, are positioned so that they can be easily removed when the product is worn out.

Thanks to the mono material, the Mono products do not have to be dismantled into many different components at the end of their service life. Only the reflectors and the zippers have to be removed before the products can be recycled. When recycled into new materials, mono materials maintain a higher quality than mixed fibers, and can be used to create new, durable and high-performing products.

MADE FROM RECYCLED MATERIALS

GRS certificering

The recycled polyester in both outer material and membrane is GRS-certified. Global Recycled Standard is an international full product standard for products made of recycled materials. The standard sets requirements for documented tracking of the recycled content throughout the chain, and includes requirements for social, environmental and chemical practices in the production.

IMPROVED DURABILITY

The best way to reduce the environmental impact of clothing is to lengthen the time each product is in use. The Mono range has a high tear and abrasion resistance. The products are Martindale-tested with up to 20,000 cycles. The focus of the design has been to extend the life of the products while optimizing comfort and functionality.

LESS RESOURCE USE

Material use has been reduced by 15-26% compared to similar garments. This means that the Mono range requires fewer resources to produce and emits less CO2. Due to the lower weight, the laundry cost is reduced accordingly.

FREE FROM HARMFUL CHEMICALS

The products are certified STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®. The products are thereby ensured to be free of substances harmful to the environment and health when they are recycled.

xplor STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® 

OPTIMAL WEATHER PROTECTION

With the Mono range, employees are protected against wind and weather all year round. The products are wind and waterproof, breathable with fully taped seams, and have been treated with BIONIC-FINISH®ECO, a fluorine free and water-repellent impregnation.

INCREASED TRAFFIC SAFETY

Reflectors can reduce the risk of being overlooked in traffic by 85%. Figures from Trygg Trafikk Norge show that reflectors can make soft road users visible at a distance of 140 meters, even if a car has only the low beam on. Without a reflectors, pedestrians or cyclists first become visible at a distance of 25 to 30 meters. Converted to seconds, this means that the driver has 10 seconds instead of 2 seconds to react when driving at 50 km/h.

Therefore, reflectors are a good means of minimizing the risk of traffic accidents.

The products in the Mono range have reflectors both on front and back that are idealy placed in relation to the traffic rules for cyclists and pedestrians. For optimal visibility in traffic, a HI-VIS hood or reflective hood can be purchased. The effect cannot be missed.

xplor mono traffic safety
xplor mono trafiksikkerhed gif

Xplor Mono

  • 99084 xplor women's mono parka shell jacket
    99084 xplor women's mono parka shell jacket

    99084 Women’s Mono Parka Shell Jacket

    ,
    The Women's Mono Parka Shell Jacket is made of recycled and durable polyester. The Parka is designed to be part of the circular textile industry, where the product at the end of its life can be further processed for recycling. Waterproof, windproof and breathable, the parka shell jacket is produced in durable materials and provides optimal weather protection and maximum comfort. Certified STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® and with natural water-repellent finish. The parka has a feminine cut and goes to the middle of the thighs, which gives extra good protection against wind and weather. Multiple reflectors with ideal location in relation to traffic safety and with the possibility of purchasing additional reflectors and hoods. Extra zipper at front allows for these zip-in options: Pile Jacket style 4800, Fleece Jacket style 5400 and Quilted Jacket style 5200 (separate purchase). 5-year replenishment guarantee.
  • 95580 xplor mono skalbukser unisex

    95580 Unisex Mono Shell Trousers

    The Unisex Mono Shell Trousers are made of recycled polyester. The trousers are designed to be part of the circular textile industry, where the product at the end of its life can be further processed for recycling. Waterproof, windproof and breathable, the shell trousers are made in durable materials providing optimal weather protection and maximum comfort. Certified STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® and with natural water-repellent finish. The Mono shell trousers also come with extra long leg length style 95580-1. The shell trousers in the Mono range have many reflector details for enhanced traffic safety and slimmer thighs and leg width for an improved fit. 5-year replenishment guarantee.
  • 95580-1 Unisex Mono Shell Trousers Extra Long

    The Unisex Mono Shell Trousers with extra long leg length are made of recycled polyester. The trousers are designed to be part of the circular textile industry, where the product at the end of its life can be further processed for recycling. Waterproof, windproof and breathable, certified STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® and with natural water-repellent finish. Extra long version of style 95580. The shell trousers in the Mono range have many reflector details for enhanced traffic safety and slimmer thighs and leg width for an improved fit. 5-year replenishment guarantee.

Watch video for details