Aclima LeisureWool ReBorn: The shirt that gives new life to quality wool

With LeisureWool ReBorn, Aclima has found a new way to reuse wool and a method to reprocess waste from its own production.

From first-class wool, we spin new threads and manufacture the LeisureWool ReBorn shirt.

Besides being as sustainable as possible down to the smallest detail, the shirt is also
versatile and just as suitable in the mountains as in town.

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LeisureWool ReBorn

ReBorn is a comfortable shirt with carefully chosen details, like buttons made of coconut shells and threads made of recycled polyester.

Fibres: 70% Wool (Merino Recycled) 30% Polyamide (Recycled).

PRICE:  € 180,-

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We reuse first-class merino wool

Regardless of how effective clothing is manufactured, there will always be waste from the production. Materials that many choose to look at as trash.

At Aclima, we consider it to be a resource – it is naturally
first-class wool we’re talking about. And for us, it’s also a question of
reusing resources and thus being as sustainable as possible.

With waste material from our own production, we can now manufacture the LeisureWool ReBorn shirt.

An all-round garment for both the outdoors and everyday usage.

- We are proud to have developed a product with all the fantastic advantages of merino wool in a quality that outdoor enthusiasts expect from Aclima, while taking yet another step towards an even more sustainable production, say head of product Kari Høgemo and textile engineer Trude Blekastad.

Wool collaboration with Italian specialist

In 2020, Aclima achieved a real breakthrough in recycling wool material in cooperation with two renowned companies from the
Italian "fabric capital" Prato: off-cuts from our company's own
production in Estonia were sorted by color and sent to Prato for processing.

Filati Omega processed these scraps into a new yarn, and Pontetorto subsequently wove the material.

Several trials were necessary, first with pure wool, then with the addition of recycled polyamide, to find a blend that was robust and functional for both production and the end consumer.

The final result is a blend of 70% recycled merino wool and 30% recycled polyamide. The wool is not re-dyed, but the colors result from the combination of the offcuts,
the mélange effect is created by the addition of polyamide.

From this material we subsequently make our soft and comfortable ReBorn shirts.

The number of shirts produced depends on the amount of material available. In the first production series, we made 7,000 shirts
from 6 tons of waste material.

Aclima LeisureWool ReBorn

We choose not to re-dye the wool

Aclima’s commitment to
sustainability shines in the details.

The synthetic fibres used
to make the garment last longer are recycled as well.

The buttons are made
from coconuts instead of plastic and even the sewing threads consist of recycled materials. The garment is not re-dyed, but retains the colour from the leftover material, saving both water and chemical usage.

ReBorn is a comfortable shirt with carefully chosen details, like buttons made of coconut shells and threads made of recycled polyester.

Fibres: 70% Wool (Merino Recycled) 30% Polyamide (Recycled).

PRICE:  € 180,-

LeisureWool ReBorn (man)

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ReBorn is a comfortable shirt with carefully chosen details, like buttons made of
coconut shells and threads made of recycled polyester.

Fibres: 70% Wool (Merino Recycled) 30% Polyamide (Recycled).

PRICE:  € 180,-

LeisureWool ReBorn (woman)

- To re-dye the wool is a process that requires great resources in form of energy, water and chemicals. Instead of re-dying, the material is sorted at the factories before being sent to Italy for reprocessing. It’s a task that calls for an extra commitment in terms of labour in our factories for just this fabric, says sales manager Lars Eivind Johansen.

A plus for the conscious consumer

The decision to not recolour the wool means that different deliveries
can vary somewhat in colour.

It is dependent on what the colour of the remaining wool is manufactured from.

- We believe that most of our customers view this as a plus. For our customers, it’s important to know, how the garment they use is manufactured. I think that many are willing to pay a price on a
garment like ReBorn and the unique history it. The big advance interest in this specific product shows, that we’re right, says Lars.


A third-generation family company, founded in Drammen,
Norway in 1939

90 employees in three countries

Produces clothing for defence and security workers in several countries and premium wool products for outdoor enthusiasts
around the world.

All material development takes place in Norway
and production is finalized in our own European factories.

All production follows strict environmental

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NEW SHIRTS IN RECYCLED WOOL: Aclima LeisureWool ReBorn contains recycled wool.  

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UNIQUE COLOUR: Aclima LeisureWool ReBorn is not recoloured, but retains the colour of the waste material. This saves our environment and gives the garment a unique shade of colour.

Aclima has recycled material since 1939

Aclima has worked with wool for more than 80 years. Right from the very beginning, we have made use of excess material.

Our history started with wool soles that our
founder Eivind Johansen began making from industrial waste material from the city of Drammen.

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- My grandfather would have
been proud of the work we have done with LeisureWool ReBorn.

- At Aclima, we have always been wool enthusiasts, we love to investigate new ways of using this fantastic material. Therefore, it’s really exciting to develop a new quality garment from waste material from our own production.

- Now, we have the possibility to
manufacture various types of garments with the same technique.

- My hope is for other clothing manufacturers to view waste and leftover products as a resource as well, not as trash. Aclima’s LeisureWool ReBorn is a good example that waste material can be turned into gold”, says Lars Eivind

AWARD-WINNING PRODUCT: Aclima Woolnet Overall was in 2020 awarded the top prize at the Scandinavian Outdoor Awards.

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