Schoeller Spinning Group Wins Vorarlberg Innovation Award

Austria-based spinning and dyeing company Schoeller GmbH & Co. KG’s Spinning Group has received
the 2012 Vorarlberg Innovation Award for its sustainable EXP 3.0 wool finishing process.

Unlike traditional wool finishing methods, Schoeller’s the process does not require the use
of chlorine; and it also uses less water, according to the company. In addition, the finish allows
wool garments to be fully machine washed, and does not affect a garment’s positive wearing
properties, Schoeller reports. The process has been certified to the bluesign® standard and the
Global Organic Textile Standard.

November 20, 2012