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REV Ocean and Aclima to Champion New Sustainable Clothing for Ocean Research

REV Ocean and the Norwegian wool clothing manufacturer Aclima have entered into a cooperation agreement to develop new sustainable solutions in the textile industry.

REV Ocean is focused on creating positive change for the ocean and is currently building a new state-of-the-art research vessel with global capabilities and ambitions. The companies’ sustainability program encompasses all aspects of the vessel’s operations, including building materials, energy, waste, clothing, food, etc. Ultimately, the goal is to be as sustainable as possible, including clothing, and to incorporate innovative natural products. The collaboration will look at how marine plastic can be used in clothing in new and innovative ways, and investigate what opportunities lie in raw materials such as seaweed and fish skin. In addition, a limited edition and special wool clothing line are being planned in collaboration with the wider REV Ocean network.

REV Ocean will often be in areas with extreme weather and harsh conditions and will depend on sustainably produced high-quality garments. This also provides completely unique opportunities for testing functionality and materials.

“We have high expectations of how we can work together to use the expertise in both companies for the benefit of the environment and the future. At Aclima, we base our business on natural fibers, and the focus on sustainability is therefore completely natural. At the same time, we want to be a driving force in development. The world-leading expertise found in REV Ocean will be incredibly important in this work.” says Aclima’s Marketing Manager, Ole Magnus Halvorsen.

Finding and implementing new and sustainable solutions requires joining forces on many different levels. Both companies see that global ocean and environmental challenges cannot be solved by individual actions alone. This cooperation will be an important driving force to showcase how companies can work together to champion new ocean solutions.

REV Ocean’s CEO Nina Jensen says: “The collaboration with Aclima is a good example of putting REV Ocean’s mission into practice. Going ‘from curiosity to understanding to solutions’ is our core goal and we are excited to see real sustainable products being made available that our team can start using, whilst developing innovative solutions at the same time, and to encourage other companies to do the same.”

“It goes without saying that we place particularly high demands on our partners related to sustainability. In addition, the conditions we often operate in mean that we are also uncompromising requesting that all equipment has a high technical quality. Therefore, Aclima was the most natural choice for us.” says Anne Slaaen, Sustainable Uniform Program Advisor for REV Ocean.

About Aclima

Aclima is a Norwegian family-owned company based in Drammen and Krøderen. Aclima has targeted quality, textile innovation and a passion for outdoor activities since 1939. The wool specialist with its production at Aclima’s own factory in Estonia focuses on high-quality merino wool products for the professional and outdoor market.

ABOUT REV Ocean

REV Ocean is a not-for-profit company created with one overarching purpose and ambition – to make our ocean healthy again. Established in Norway in 2017, REV Ocean’s mission is to enable and inspire ocean solutions and combat the negative pressures currently affecting the ocean. The science strategy is focused on dealing with plastic pollution, climate change, and the environmental impacts of unsustainable fishing.

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