Peski W Jacket
Design: Kaisa Valtakari
Product material: Natural performance of Ventile cotton, which is made from sustainably grown organic certified cottons that have not been exposed to pesticides or chemical fertilizers and use low-impact processing methods and materials.
Statement from the jury:
The Apparel Award is for a women’s only product and is awarded to the Sasta Peski W Jacket. The jacket is made from Ventile Organic, a sustainably grown certified organic cotton that is free from the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers and is produced in Switzerland. The material has a nice soft touch, resists rain, and the women’s specific fit is excellent. “The diagonal zipper is comfy because I don’t have the zipper garage in my chin anymore”, one jury member states. Thanks to taped seams and the large hood with flap it has proven to be an excellent shelter in rain, sleet and snow.
Utilizing the natural performance of Ventile as the main material. Ventile is a densely woven, very breathable and durable fabric from 100% cotton. Ventile is not coated or laminated, instead, the cotton fibres swell when wet, making the fabric tight and water-repellent. Thus, the fabric provides excellent protection against wind, rain, snow, and cold.
PRIMARY INNOVATION FEATURES
With the continuous hype of new and technical materials and innovations, Sasta want to keep functional natural materials, such as Ventile cotton, that they have worked with for many decades.
INTENDED SPECIFIC END USE
The jacket is designed for year-around use as a non-membrane technical trekking jacket for women. The natural performance of Ventile provides with exceptional breathability while also providing wind proofness and weather proofness. This makes the products very versatile and a good option for demanding hiking, expeditions or working outdoors.
Natural performance of Ventile cotton, which is made from sustainably grown organic certified cottons that have not been exposed to pesticides or chemical fertilizers and use low-impact processing methods and materials. Ventile Organic is woven from premium extra-long-staple cotton that represents only 0.04% of the overall cotton produced worldwide. This unique fully twisted cotton yarn increases garment durability and lifespan. All this combined with the functional and timeless design.
As standard, Ventile Organic is produced using PFC-free Durable Water Repellency (DWR). Ventile Organic Fabric is GOTS (The Global Organic Textile Standard) certified with additional GOTS production guarantees for weaving and finishing.
Sasta have provided a repair-service for now over 50 year for all their garments. They believe in taking full-mileage of their products and to extend the lifespan as much as possible – and to stay away from disposable fast-fashion thinking.
Sasta has worked for many decades with Ventile, making some innovative products that are still in their collection. As a starting point they wanted to create a technical trekking jacket for women out of Ventile, that would pair with their Award-winning Taiga Jacket. The Peski W follows the philosophy of the Taiga jacket, but with completely unique patterns to provide better fit and function for women users – a minimalistic, yet highly functional, hiking jacket that has nothing too much and isn’t missing anything.
Available in stores: Available now
Recommended retail price: 519€