Each product has its own care and washing instructions. You can find these either on the product, on the hangtag or in the care and washing instructions on our website.
To the care and washing instructions.
We recommend you do not dry clean your products.
ORTOVOX works with membranes made by Japan-based Toray (Dermizax) and Switzerland-based Schoeller (c_change).
We use three different types of Toray’s Dermizax membrane in our outer layers: Dermizax EV, Dermizax NX and Dermizax DT. Dermizax membranes are water-and windproof, particularly breathable, and are made from recyclable, highly stretchable polyurethane (PU).
In addition, selected products use Schoeller’s c_change membrane, which boasts high breathability and adapts to changes in temperature.
You can find more information about our materials HERE in our material lexicon.
In addition to membranes from Toray (Dermizax) and Schoeller (c_change), we also use a sustainable membrane made by Sympatex in our wind- and waterproof gloves. It is a poreless, fully recyclable membrane made from polyesterether that is particularly elastic and certified in accordance with bluesign and Oeko-Tex Standard 100.
For years we have chosen the farms in Tasmania that provide the wool for our products. We regularly visit the farm and raise issues of animal protection and land management practices. Mulesing is out of the question for us and we only choose farms that do NOT engage in this practice.
You can find more information on Tasmania and our wool via the following link.
You can find detailed descriptions of how high the water column is and whether a product offers wind and waterproofing on our detailed product pages.
A DWR (Durable Water Repellent) finish is a water-resistant impregnation applied to a textile. The impregnation ensures that rain and snow run off more easily. A DWR finish is a particular advantage for textiles with membranes: it ensures that the outer material does not become soaked with water and that the breathable membrane can function.
A DWR finish becomes less effective over time: This may be due to washing it in the washing machine or by hand, for example. Furthermore, scuffing (caused by backpacks, for example) or staining from oils and fats (such as sun cream) may reduce the functionality of the impregnation.
If worn regularly, the impregnation should be renewed once a year. But this does not mean immediately resorting to chemical products! The DWR finish can also be renewed with a ‘physical trick’. Warmth correctly reorients the molecules, thus reactivating them. This gives them back their water-resistant characteristics. To warm up the product, simply iron it gently (on setting 1 – place a cotton cloth between the iron and the material as a precaution). For all 3L jackets, apart from the Guardian Shell (note the care instructions here), the products can also be revived in a tumble dryer.
If impregnation is still necessary after this, a spray from a specialist store can be used. Please do not use any products that have to be added to the washing machine, as this would mean the ‘Merino Inside’ also gets impregnated from within, limiting the functionality of the wool and reducing the vapor permeability of the membranes. In addition, the care and washing instructions on the clothing should also be observed. If you are unsure, please contact your specialist store for advice!