Halley Stevensons weatherproof waxed cotton fabric

The Collection of Tomorrow

Collaborative Innovation

The Collection of Tomorrow explores the possibilities that lie in innovative technology and how it can take us closer to a fully circular consumption of textiles. In 2019 the collaboration between the Finnish sustainable material innovation Spinnova, and the traditional Norwegian manufacturer of outdoor equipment, Bergans, was presented in Oslo, in the form of a backpack.

Development continued and in 2020 Halley Stevensons joined the collaborative partnership to help produce the second product; a Scandinavian workers shirt.

“We have also incorporated the innovative British company Halley Stevensons to the project, which is world leader when it comes to fabric finishing. Their entry has enabled us to launch a product with a far better touch and feel than we did one year ago. We are very grateful and pleased to be working with Halley Stevensons, they have shared their vast knowledge and taught us a lot-” Spinnova’s Chief Commercial Officer, Lotta Kopra.

 

 

 

Bergans x Spinnova x Halley Stevensons Shirt and Bag

Award winning circularity

Though the material had originally been made into a bag, it can be upcycled and become a completely different product in the future.

This circular business model and product lifecycle pushes the boundaries . Even before launching the third product in the collection, a anorak, we are proud to announce  the product has been awarded the overall winner of “The best outdoor products of Scandinavia” by Scandinavian Outdoor for its fully circular concept.

The judges comments:

“Last winter the jury gave the Sustainability Award to the future.labs 05.A backpack, an urban style backpack made from fully sustainable and circular Spinnova material. With the 05.B Anorak the proof is in the pudding. The material – a mix of Spinnova fibres, lyocell and Organic Cotton – is lovely to touch and the jacket itself looks great. To make the fabric water resistant, it is treated with a traditional Halley Stevensons wax that does not compromise the circularity of the anorak. Re-waxing can be done by the consumer as needed. Bergans has taken the concept of circularity to the next level.”

We must emphasise that the Anorak is not yet available, but a preview of the product in images below.

Bergans x Spinnova x Halley Stevensons anorak dyed
Bergans x Spinnova x Halley Stevensons anorak dyed

Stock availability explained

Regular running items are fabric lines which are regularly in production in the colours that we offer per our swatch cards. If an article is not available at the time of order, it will be replenished within 6 weeks.

Stock supported articles are a range of products which are continuously available “off the shelf”. Ideal for small orders or sampling. We generally hold substantial stocks, but if an article is not available at the time of order, it will be replenished within 4 weeks.

Bespoke manufacturing allows you to fully customise our fabric. We can colour match to any pantone or colour of your choice which can be dyed onto any fabric in our collection with any finish we offer.

*Lab work is required to be processed (Leadtime 2 weeks) and approved prior to production.

**Minimum order quantities apply and production lead-times of (8weeks) applies.

This product is suitable for luggage

Can be made in styles such as backpacks, satchels, laptop cases, cabin bags and suitcases.

Waxed cotton fabric suitable for luggage
Bergans x Spinnova x Halley Stevensons anorak

This product is suitable for accessories

Can be made into accessories such as gloves, hats, caps and belts.

Waxed cotton fabric suitable for accessories
Bergans x Spinnova x Halley Stevensons anorak

This product is suitable for footwear

Can be made into styles such as trainers, tennis shoes, hi-tops, boots and brogues.

Waxed cotton fabric suitable for footwear
Bergans x Spinnova x Halley Stevensons anorak

This product is suitable for apparel

Can be made into garments such as overshirts, jackets, coats and trousers.

Waxed cotton fabric suitable for apparel
Bergans x Spinnova x Halley Stevensons anorak