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FROM CONCEPT TO PRODUCT

We believe that it is the duty of the present generation to shift away from a short-term, consumerist economic model based on the use of non-renewable petroleum resources, and to move towards a sustainable, long-term economic model based on the use of renewable, sustainable resources. Through the joint research and development initiative between Goldwin and Spiber begun in 2015, we are striving to re-evaluate our way of thinking about the relationship between nature and mankind. By considering how to balance functionality with environmental considerations, and by examining the role of products and the economy, we hope to arrive at a solution for creating sports apparel items which can support a lifestyle in harmony with nature.

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WE CHOOSE TO GO TO THE MOON

The moon is the most remote and extreme environment upon which mankind has set foot. However, environmental pollution and climate change risk transforming the Earth itself into a similarly inhospitable environment. We developed the MOON PARKA in response to this issue—to express both the boundless possibilities of humanity, as well as the conviction that the bold and daring can conquer any obstacle.

The four years of research and development since the initial MOON PARKA prototype was unveiled in 2015 has led to an extensive evolution in the product. The latest iteration of the jacket features a simple, timeless design well-suited to any setting—from street to summit—with fabric that satisfies THE NORTH FACE’s dozens of strict durability and stability quality standards. The outer layer of the shell employs our newly-developed Brewed Protein material, and a breathable, waterproof laminate forms the shell’s middle layer. The inner padding, taking inspiration from THE NORTH FACE’s expedition-use Summit Series, uses 900 fill power CLEANDOWN to ensure heat retention.

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EVERY GIANT LEAP
BEGINS WITH ONE SMALL STEP

Opening the outer layer of the jacket reveals an image of our planet Earth suspended against the infinite depths of space. This is the striking view that greeted Neil Armstrong 50 years ago during the Apollo 11 mission of 1969. The pursuit of progress, and the willingness to attempt the impossible—to drive civilization to ever further frontiers—had finally brought mankind to this climactic step. Nevertheless, like all such endeavors, this achievement was the result of thousands of small steps taken before it.

Much as Apollo 11’s legendary expedition to the harsh, unexplored lunar surface forever changed the meaning of the word moonshot, it is our hope that the launch of the MOON PARKA may serve to contribute, in some small way, as an innovation that drives human evolution forward into the future.

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