With the ever-growing interest for brands to move towards organic and sustainable practices, Scottish outdoor clothing brand, Hilltrek Outdoor Clothing, launch their first complete capsule collection created exclusively from Ventile® high-performance Organic Cotton.
The range is made entirely in Organic Ventile® and has been in development for over a year. Designed with outdoor pursuits in mind, the collection comprises of both menswear and womenswear ranges including jackets, shirts, and trousers.
As a small manufacturing company in rural Scotland, Hilltrek is constantly looking for ways to reduce its environmental footprint beyond sustainable production methods. The company recently moved its offices to new premises that use a communal biomass heating system, and the team has pledged to eliminate the use of single-use plastic in the business.
Ventile® Organic Cotton fabric is sustainably grown without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilisers and is made using methods that have a low impact on the environment. The fabric is produced with an organic extra-long-staple yarn, which accounts for only 0.04% of cotton production worldwide.
The fabric’s structure means that the Hilltrek x Ventile® organic range is breathable, soft and durable. Unlike synthetic fabrics, the use of cotton Ventile results in a finished garment that is quiet and does not rustle during movement making the range perfect for bird watchers, hikers, photographers and naturalists who want to blend in with the countryside environment.
The new collection sees Hilltrek selecting their best-selling Glencoe and Greenspot jackets and giving them an organic makeover. As with Hilltrek’s original Ventile range, customers can fully customise their garments choosing from a customisation suite including additional pit-zips, pockets, length alteration and even opting for a bespoke made to measure garment if preferred. Each customised garment is hand finished to guarantee quality. The range launches for autumn and comes in seven colourways: black, olive, navy, charcoal, spruce green, and survival yellow. Hilltrek has included organic cotton versions of the best-selling styles Blaven trouser, Kintail shirt, and Braemar smock.
Each item in the Ventile® Organic range pays homage to Hilltrek’s Scottish roots by incorporating an oval-shaped symbol, similar to those found on Pictish stones in the North of Scotland.
The full Organic Ventile Hilltrek range is available to buy online now: https://hilltrek.co.uk/shop-by-material/organic-ventile/.