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The merino wool used comes from certified organic livestock in South America where the sheep are shorn according to strict animal welfare guidelines. Furthermore, all ENGEL SPORTS garments are manufactured in Germany in compliance with the strictest criteria for socially responsible labour practices and the entire manufacturing process is certified under the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).
Feel the nature Maximum functionality and optimum comfort characterise the athletics wear collections from ENGEL SPORTS. Manufactured in Germany to the highest ecological criteria and made from fine merino wool and smooth, exquisite silk, the clothes stand for the highest quality.
Whether t-shirts or long-sleeve shirts in stylish colours, tights, unisex tube scarves, hats, shorts or sporty yet chic hooded jackets, ENGEL SPORTS products guarantee the highest wearing comfort and exemplary body temperature and moisture regulation. The individual items are either available in a lighter fabric or a somewhat heavier, warmer one. Due to the tight fit and the exceptional material characteristics, the products snuggle up to the body and adapt to each movement. This does not only delight amateur athletes, but also the German Paralympic Ski Team. Justus Wolf, national ski alpine coach says: “The clothes are nicely warm and tremendously comfortable to wear.”
TEXT: NANE STEINHOFF I PHOTOS: ENGEL GMBH
“ENGEL SPORTS is committed to consequently observing its ecological, as well as social, footprint,”notes Gabriele Kolompar, CEO of the ENGEL GmbH. For over 30 years, ENGEL has been manufacturing underwear from natural fibres out of respect for skin and nature. A high-performance line of athletics wear designed for sports and indoor, as well as outdoor activities made from soft, 100 per cent non-scratch fabric is produced and sold under the name ENGEL SPORTS. This line of apparel utilises a new blend of material made from superfine merino wool fibres and exquisite silk. The combination of merino wool and silk results in maximum breathability and comfortably insulates the wearer against temperature extremes.The inclusion of two per cent of elastane in the athletics wear range reinforces the natural elasticity of the wool fibres, enabling the clothes to retain its
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shape extremely well in movement. Additionally, the natural properties of the woolsilk blend produce an antibacterial effect which reduces the build-up of odour caused by sweat. Last but not least, the wool fibres naturally absorb UV radiation so that the skin is protected.
Whether for skiing, biking, hiking, scuba diving or running, ENGEL SPORTS offers award-winning items which one can wear with a clear conscience. No wonder the products were awarded the federal ‘ecodesign’ award. www.engel-sports.com