Developing perfect clothing for winter and skiing is our passion. It presents us with new challenges every day. We shape and develop our vision in harmony with nature and with sport, as an expression of our conviction. What we do shows who we are.

 

Sustainability is of central importance. We have set ourselves the goal of transforming the industry.

DESIGN - CUT

To begin with, we set the course for a sustainable product cycle. A well thought-out selection of materials, their placement, and cutting pattern allow for controlled and resource-efficient processing. All CAPRANEA designs have their origins in Switzerland. From the drawings, to the digital cutting data, through to the finished prototype, CAPRANEA develops its products here in Switzerland.

Surplus material is a big problem in the textile business. Thanks to our many years of collaboration with Petratex lda, (petratex.com) we had the opportunity, early on, to store our materials and components in a quality-oriented way. Around 20% of materials used in production are taken from our warehouse, and we ensure we use resources efficiently.

DESIGN - COLOUR

The new black. Colour plays an important role in sustainability. We deliberately do not follow any trends. Our colour concept, like our brand, stands alone, and timeless, in its own space. Self-confident. Seasonal colour themes are deliberately side-stepped. Colour concepts are synchronised – and this is how last winter’s themes meld into the new collection. Classic, simple, timeless, attractive.

DESIGN - MATERIAL

All material procurement is controlled entirely from Switzerland. We chose materials based on longevity, origin, recyclability, and equipment. The main focus is on longevity and recyclability. We firmly believe that a long service life is central to sustainability. We mainly work with materials made from recycled polyester.

DESIGN - MANUFACTURE

Most of our production is done by hand in Portugal (>74%). Geographical and cultural proximity to our producers is a key advantage in terms of development, reaction speed and last but not least, quality. Our largest partner, PETRATEX, is considered one of the best and most innovative manufacturers of functional textiles in Europe. Sustainability is of huge importance to Petratex, http://www.petratex.com/green.

Thanks to the development of CAPRANEA and our intensive and close cooperation with PETRATEX, over the years we been able to bring our products to a level of excellence that is second to none.

We only produce on pre-order. This means that our finished product warehouses stand mostly empty of the majority of our designs. Thus, no burdensome overstock is generated, which has a beneficial impact not only on our environment, but also economically.

DESIGN - REPAIRS

We repair, and we are proud of that. Every year we learn more about this, and are developing a perfect and repairable collection.

Our stock of materials, the design of synchronised collections, and the proximity to our partner, Petratex, make it possible for us to restore both older and newer designs, or replace entire elements where needed.

If you have a broken zip, or some fabric is torn, we will repair it for you.

For a trouble-free repair process, please contact your specialist retailer.

Sustainability has no end. Thank you for your contribution to the conscious and sustainable use of our products.

(c) 2018