Gore Inspires Manufacturers of Protective Clothing With New Design Trends
Beginning of 2021, GORE-TEX Professional identified megatrends that are likely to have a significant impact on the workwear and protective clothing industry by 2025 (https://news.goretexprofessional.com/en/gore-identifies-workwear-megatrends/ ). Building on its existing research in design trends, GORE-TEX Professional is now going one step further and aims to inspire its manufacturers of protective clothing with new designs. This was preceded by intensive research into current and future market needs using focus groups. These interview results were then grouped into three distinct design concepts for workwear and PPE: “Heritage Handyman”, “High Performer” and “Street Operator”.
From our discussions with end users and through focus groups, we know that the subject of design is becoming increasingly more important. Protective clothing should not only be safe and comfortable, but also stylish - only then will workers feel really good and wear it in all work situations. Our new design trends offer our manufacturing workwear customers inspiration and food for thought.
The “Heritage Handyman” concept shows protective clothing with traditional looks and the latest functionality - robust and comfortable at the same time.
“High Performer” offers an innovative solution for work clothing: sophisticated details and durable materials - a combination of active performance wear that meets protective clothing.
“Street Operator” is exposed to constant safety and weather-related challenges in the outdoors and relies on protective clothing that provides high visibility coupled with robust and functional design elements.
Gore revolutionized the outerwear industry with waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX Fabric more than 40 years ago and remains a leading innovator of performance apparel. Gore fabrics products provide comfort and protection in challenging environments and in everyday life, enabling wearers to safely and confidently achieve and experience more. From hiking in downpours to defense operations and fighting fires, Gore’s deep understanding of consumer and industry needs drives development of products with meaningful performance advantages. gore-tex.com and goretexprofessional.com