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WNDR Alpine Replacing Petroleum in Activewear - algaeplanet.com

WNDR Alpine Replacing Petroleum in Activewear

 Seagriculture EU 2024

WNDR Alpine — the outdoor brand launched by the biotechnology company Checkerspot — is releasing the Phase Series, a high performance, low impact activewear line powered by ingredients derived from microalgae.

The company has taken the microalgae oil used in WNDR Alpine skis’ and boards’ AlgalTech construction, and worked with the Swiss green chemistry innovator Beyond Surface Technologies. Together they created miDori bioWick WA, a 100% petroleum-free textile finish, formulated with microalgae oil and designed to move moisture away from an athlete’s skin to accelerate evaporation for better comfort. miDori bioWick WA offers an 80% lower carbon footprint than a traditional wicking finish, while retaining competitive performance.

Ski industry veteran and WNDR Alpine’s GM and Founder, Matt Sterbenz emphasized the importance of extending the brand’s range of microalgae-empowered outdoor products. “I think of the Phase Series as an important part of our progression to bring biobased innovation to life through products that benefit the mountain athlete. 

“Expanding the reach and impact of microalgae-derived materials is critical to us, so we designed the Phase Series for exertion, recovery, and everything in between,” added Romy Koles, WNDR Alpine’s Soft Goods Manager and outdoor industry textile development veteran.

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