Yak Wool Pioneer kora Introduces New Bamboo Activewear
June 6, 2023
Premium, Plant-based Wool Alternative is Naturally Cooling, Skin-Friendly and Certified UPF 50
BALI, Indonesia – June 6, 2023 /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – Kora (https://koraoutdoor.com), the pioneer in developing performance apparel with yak wool and known for creating all of its own fabrics, today introduces the evolution of its apparel range: kora Bamboo, a collection of everyday pieces designed for maximum comfort, exceptional stretch, and unrestricted movement.
The result of rigorous research and product development, the eco-friendly fabric uses Forest Stewardship Council (FCS)-certified bamboo as the foundation, adding in spandex for the right amount of stretch and comfort. Kora Bamboo is a midweight fabric that is incredibly soft, durable and breathable and naturally wicks away sweat to keep the body cooler as temperatures rise. Kora Bamboo is a versatile choice for everyday use, easily transitioning between activities and climates, and the fabric provides a second skin feel that hugs your body and moves with you. For those with sensitive skin, bamboo is a soft material and an ideal plant-based alternative to wool.
“After many months of work we’re so excited to be introducing kora Bamboo, which builds on our decades-long foundation of expertise developing technical layers with yak wool, merino and other natural fibers,” said kora founder, Michael Kleinwort. “Bamboo offers performance and sustainability, both core principles of the brand and how we develop our apparel and accessories, and this expands our offerings to include a plant-based alternative to wool. Additionally, by offering a new range of sustainable, stylish and versatile apparel to wear throughout the year, we can continue our mission to support the people and the environment of the Himalayas, specifically the Tibetan nomad communities that we have developed a strong bond with over the past decade.”
As with all kora garments and accessories, each purchase of the new Bamboo Collection helps kora support Tibetan nomads adapt to the threats posed by climate change and rural-urban migration.
Bamboo is renowned for its fast growth and minimal environmental impact, making it an ideal choice for conscious consumers. With FSC certification kora ensures that the bamboo used in the collection comes from responsibly managed plantations, promoting forest conservation and the well-being of local communities. The bamboo layers have undergone rigorous testing to confirm the UV protective properties, offering enhanced sun protection while enjoying outdoor activities.
The new Bamboo collection includes a wide range of pieces for men and women, and will be available Spring/Summer 2023 in two separate capsules. The first capsule – available today at https://koraoutdoor.com – includes Women’s long sleeve top and legging and Men’s short and long sleeve top and legging in Deep Purple, Cerise Red, Earth Green, Earth Blue, Ecru and Soft Black. Prices range from $85-$95 USD.
Bamboo Collection Specifications:
- Fabric: 90% FSC-certified bamboo, 10% spandex
- Designed for eco-friendliness, flexibility and UV protection
- Naturally cooling on warm days / warming on cool days
- Certified UPF 50
- Perfect for those with sensitive skin
- Designed to be worn as standalone pieces or as a base under midlayers / outerwear
- Leggings 270 gsm, tops 220 gsm
- Available in six colorways and a range of styles for women and men
Founded in 2013, kora is the pioneer of harnessing the potential of yak wool for athletic pursuits, and sources its wool directly from a cooperative of nomadic yak herders, supporting their traditional way of life. Kora designs and develops all of its own Hima-Layer™ fabrics, which are used across its award-winning line of baselayers, midlayers, and accessories. Kora continues to push the boundaries, applying its expertise in natural fibers including yak wool, merino and bamboo to develop premium products for outdoor adventures and active lifestyles.
Kora’s Mission: To craft natural fibers that offer supreme comfort; make the highest performance products on fair trade and environmental principles, and never compromise on quality or integrity. Learn more at https://koraoutdoor.com and visit @koraoutdoor on Instagram and Facebook.