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Goldwin Co., Ltd. The North Face provides uniforms and team wear to the Japanese sports climbing team

[Goldwin Co., Ltd.] The North Face provides uniforms and team wear to the Japanese sports climbing team
*Goldwin Co., Ltd.*
Press release: July 9, 2024
The North Face provides uniforms and team wear to Japan’s sports climbing team *Produced in a supply chain consisting of 7 companies in 5 countries, where Goldwin is the project owner; first use of CO2-derived materials with greater sustainability in mind*
THE NORTH, developed by Goldwin Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo / President and CEO: Takao Watanabe)
FACE) will provide team wear, including match uniforms for the Japanese national sports climbing team, which will be renewed this summer. Our company has been providing clothing support to the Japanese national team since 2005 through an official supplier agreement with the Japan Mountaineering and Sport Climbing
For the match uniforms, patterns were created at the Development Headquarters and Product Research Department at Goldwin’s Toyama main store, which is Goldwin’s research and development base. For the first time, we use CO2-derived materials produced in 1), which are more sustainable.

Our long-term vision is “PLAY EARTH
2030, we have set out “promoting green design,” “realizing a decarbonized society,” and “realizing a recycling-oriented society” as important environmental issues to improve the global environment. The supply chain that we recently built as project owner includes CCU (Carbon Capture and
For the first time, CO2-derived polyester raw materials using CO2 utilization (carbon dioxide capture and effective utilization) technology have been adopted for some of the Japan national team uniforms (*2), and most of the materials have been made from petroleum-free materials in consideration of sustainability. (*3) We succeeded in doing so.
The design of this uniform is based on Mt. Fuji, and in order to express its presence as a symbol of Japan, we used the indigo color obtained from indigo dyeing. By using Mt. Fuji, the symbol of Japan, and the blue color that has been used in the past and is familiar to athletes, we aim to improve performance from an emotional standpoint.

(*1) Related releases sent on July 4th (Thursday)
The world’s first carbon dioxide-derived and renewable bio-based raw material Building a more sustainable supply chain for polyester fibers

(*2) A consortium including Mitsubishi Corporation and Chiyoda Corporation is NEDO (National Research and Development Corporation). Some of the raw materials were trial produced using technology currently being developed as a project commissioned by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization).

(*3) Utilize mass balance. In the distribution and processing process from raw materials to products, when raw materials with specific characteristics such as bio-based materials are mixed with raw materials that do not have those characteristics, some of the products may be mixed depending on the input amount of raw materials with those characteristics. A method of assigning characteristics to

Goldwin Inc.
Goldwin Co., Ltd. (Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo / President and CEO: Watanabe Takao is a lifestyle creative company that supports people’s new challenges and unlocks their potential, mainly in the fields of sports and outdoor activities, with a focus on manufacturing, value creation, and environment creation. While conducting daily research on materials, technology, technology, and the environment, we share the wisdom and ideas of brands with diverse backgrounds and expertise throughout Goldwin, and continue to evolve manufacturing and communication.
From sports to daily life, we not only maximize human performance, but also reduce the environmental impact as much as possible, make the most of humans, and enrich nature, the field in which humans play. We, not someone else, will take the lead and create a better future.

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