Yak Wool Pioneer kora introduces new bamboo sportswear

Premium, plant-based wool alternative is naturally cooling, skin-friendly, and certified UPF 50

Kora (https://koraoutdoor.com), a pioneer in the development of performance clothing using yak wool and known for creating all of its own fabrics, today presents the evolution of its clothing range: kora Bamboo, a collection of pieces for everyday designed for maximum comfort, exceptional elasticity and unrestricted movement.

The result of rigorous research and product development, the eco-friendly fabric uses Forest Stewardship Council (FCS) certified bamboo as a base, adding spandex for just the right amount of stretch and comfort. Kora Bamboo is an incredibly soft, durable and breathable midweight fabric that naturally wicks sweat to keep you cooler as temperatures rise. Kora Bamboo is a versatile option for everyday wear, easily switching between activities and climates, and the fabric provides a second-skin feel that hugs your body and moves with you. For people with sensitive skin, bamboo is a soft material and an ideal plant-based alternative to wool.

“After many months of work, we are very excited to introduce kora Bamboo, which builds on our decades of experience developing technical layers with yak wool, merino and other natural fibers,” said kora founder Michael Kleinwort. . “Bamboo offers performance and sustainability, both core tenets of the brand and the way we develop our clothing and accessories, and this broadens our offerings to include a plant-based alternative to wool. Furthermore, by offering a new range of sustainable, stylish and versatile clothing to wear throughout the year, we are able to continue our mission of supporting the people and environment of the Himalayas, specifically the Tibetan nomadic communities with whom we have developed a partnership. strong bond for more than the last decade.”

As with all kora clothing and accessories, every purchase of the new Bamboo Collection helps kora help Tibetan nomads adapt to the threats posed by climate change and rural-urban migration.

Bamboo is known for its rapid growth and minimal environmental impact, making it an ideal choice for conscious consumers. With FSC certification, kora ensures that the bamboo used in the collection comes from responsibly managed plantations, promoting the conservation of forests and the well-being of local communities. Bamboo layers have undergone rigorous testing to confirm UV protection properties, offering enhanced sun protection while enjoying outdoor activities.

The new Bamboo collection includes a wide range of pieces for men and women, and will be available Spring/Summer 2023 in two separate capsules. The first capsule, available today at https://koraoutdoor.com, includes a Women’s Long-Sleeve T-Shirt and Tights and a Men’s Short- and Long-Sleeve T-Shirt and Tights in Deep Purple, Cerise Red, Earth Green, Earth Blue, Ecru, and Soft Black. Prices range from $85 to $95 USD.

Bamboo Collection Specifications:

  • Fabric: 90% FSC certified bamboo, 10% elastane
  • Designed to be eco-friendly, flexible and UV protected
  • Natural cooling on hot days / heating on cold days
  • UPF 50 certified
  • Perfect for those with sensitive skin.
  • Designed to be worn as a stand-alone piece or as a base under midlayers/outerwear
  • Leggings 270 gsm, tops 220 gsm
  • Available in six color combinations and a range of styles for women and men.


About kora:

Founded in 2013, kora is a pioneer in harnessing the potential of yak wool for sporting activities, sourcing its wool directly from a cooperative of nomadic yak herders, supporting their traditional lifestyle. Kora designs and develops all of its own Hima-Layer™ fabrics, which are used in its award-winning line of base layers, midlayers and accessories. Kora continues to push the boundaries, applying its expertise in natural fibers like yak wool, merino, and bamboo to develop premium products for outdoor adventures and active lifestyles.

Kora’s Mission: Elaborate natural fibers that offer supreme comfort; manufacturing high-performance products based on fair trade and environmental principles, and never compromising on quality or integrity. Learn more at https://koraoutdoor.com and visit @koraoutdoor on Instagram and Facebook.

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