Westcomb, Schoeller Partner To Build Jackets For American Alpine Club

VANCOUVER, B.C. — June 3, 2010 — Westcomb apparel and Schoeller Textil AG  partnered this
spring to build and supply the American Alpine Club with 50 Skeena soft-shell jackets that will be
part of the AAC staff uniform and also be used in association with other club events and programs.

The jackets are being shipped to AAC this week, and will be used by AAC staff at events like
the Craggin’ Classic and the International Climbers’ Meet. They will also outfit AAC section chairs
and ambassadors, avid climbers who volunteer at the local and regional levels to manage club
activities in their areas. Finally, some will be used in association with the AAC’s international
Climber’s Exchange program.

“Supporting the American Alpine Club in association with Schoeller is perfect from our
perspective,” said Westcomb founder and Creative Director Alan Yiu. “Not only are we able to get
behind AAC’s important work via our field of expertise, but we get to partner with one of our key
premium fabric suppliers in the process, highlighting both Westcomb’s Canadian-made quality and
design, as well as the uniqueness of Schoeller fabrics.”

The special make-up jackets, which feature the American Alpine Club logo as well as the
Schoeller and Westcomb logos, are based on the design and cut of Westcomb’s Skeena Hoody, an
all-around soft-shell for climbing, skiing and general mountain use.

“It is a great pleasure for us to be able to participate in this collaboration with one of
our great customers, Westcomb. Their exceptional craftsmanship of apparel parallels our own to
design and innovation,” said Schoeller Textil AG USA President, Tom Weinbender. 
“Additionally, supporting the American Alpine Club offers us the opportunity to continue our
commitment to the climbing community and the AAC’s efforts both nationally and globally.”

These 4 season AAC jackets are made with schoeller®-WB-400 fabric, a hardwearing, four-way
stretch soft-shell that offers breathability, wind and water resistance and next to skin comfort.

About Westcomb

With 100 percent of design and manufacturing based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Westcomb
uses its ‘True Form’ design philosophy to create functional, uncomplicated gear of the highest
quality workmanship. Each and every Westcomb piece is a product of precision thinking, thoughtful
design, extensive development and constant refinement. The company, founded in 2004, partners with
the world’s leading material innovators – names like Schoeller, eVent, Polartec and Pertex – to
engineer technically advanced gear constructed with the most cutting-edge materials available,
often creating industry ‘firsts’ in the process. Westcomb’s offices are located steps from its
manufacturing facility, which has decades of experience building outdoor clothing of the very
highest quality. The company’s design philosophy and unique manufacturing arrangement has led it to
international accolades, including a Backpacker Editors’ Choice Award, a Skiing Magazine Best in
Test Award, four APEX Design Awards from Polartec as well as an ISPO ‘Brand New’ award. For more
information about Westcomb, visit
www.westcomb.com or on Facebook at

About Schoeller Textil AG

Schoeller Textil AG is an internationally operating Swiss-based company specializing in the
development and manufacture of functional fabrics and textile technologies for active sports,
workwear, lifestyle, and fashion as well as office furniture. The family owned company began in
1867 and therefore has many years of expertise and is the repeated recipient of design awards.
Schoeller operates the most modern plant in accordance with bluesign®, the world’s most strict
environmental standard. Complex customer-specific and branch-specific solutions are developed and
implemented in cooperation with universities and research institutes. Schoeller invests
particularly heavily in research in development. Only high quality and ecologically safe materials
are used for the fabrics of the “Innovative Fabrics by Schoeller Switzerland” brand that are
developed and produced in Switzerland. Therefore, in every respect, Schoeller fabrics meet the
highest standards. For Further information, please visit
www.schoeller-textiles.com or visit us on Facebook

Posted on June 8, 2010

Press Release Courtesy of Schoeller Textil AG