Under this arrangement, Downlite will market and sell NHD treated down to Nikwax-approved outerwear and sleeping bag brands. Downlite will apply the NHD treatment to its sustainably-
According to 3rd party lab reports, products made with NHD absorb substantially less water and retain more loft than other fluorocarbon-
“With over 100 years of experience in sourcing and processing down, we knew Downlite would be the perfect partner for our NHD technology,”
“Nikwax is a pioneer when it comes to environmental and social responsibility,”
Therm-a-Rest Vice President Doug Jacot said, “Our customers are serious outdoor enthusiasts who take a great interest and pride in how Therm-a-Rest products are made. We are pleased to offer our loyal customers sustainable and environmentally safe sleeping bags built with products like NHD.”
Downlite is America’s premiere manufacturer of down and feather, and synthetic bedding products. Its products – comforters, pillows, mattress pads, and feather and fiber beds – are sold under private label in leading department stores, specialty stores, and catalogs, as well as under major national brand names. Downlite also supplies high-quality bulk fills to furniture, outerwear and sleeping bag manufacturers around the globe. Downlite is a bluesign® system partner having gone through rigorous tests that meet contemporary ecological requirements to verify compliance with the bluesign® criteria.
Nikwax® was founded in 1977 and is the global leader in environmentally safe aftercare and waterproofing solutions that extend the life and performance of technical footwear, apparel and equipment. Nikwax® uses formulations that deliver maximum effectiveness while minimizing environmental impacts and promoting sustainability. Nikwax® is the only major aftercare company to have never used aerosols, fluorocarbons, nor harmful volatile organic chemicals. All Nikwax® products are fluorochemical-
Seattle-based Therm-a-Rest has been the market leader in premium outdoor comfort since its invention of the world’s first self-inflating mattress in 1972. A commitment to providing inventive, long-lasting and reliable products has driven the expansion of the line into closed-cell foam mattresses, air mattresses, sleep systems and seating solutions that reinvent the way people sleep outside. All Therm-a-Rest® mattresses are made in Seattle, WA and Cork, Ireland manufacturing facilities. For more information, visit www.thermarest.com