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Blue Eco Jacket from Henri Lloyd nominated for DAME Award

22nd October 2009
Blue Eco Jacket from Henri Lloyd nominated for DAME Award

The new Henri Lloyd Blue Eco Jacket has been nominated for a DAME Award 2009, following the success from 2008 when they won their category with the TP2 Shadow 2G Jacket. Since its introduction in 1991, the DAME Award has become recognised worldwide as the leading international competition of its type within the field of marine equipment and accessories. More information over the fold.

dame_awards_logo.jpgThe Henri Lloyd Blue Eco Jacket has been nominated in Category 5 – Clothing and Crew accessories. The announcement of the winner will take during the METS Breakfast Briefing on Tuesday 17th November 2009.

The Blue Eco Jacket and their accompanying Hi Fit Trousers are both recycled and recyclable, and are the showcase products in Henri Lloyd’s mission to become a greener manufacturing company, and to be the first international marine clothing company to engage in an infinite recycling programme.

Partnering with the Japanese company Teijin (Japanese company specialising in developing environment-friendly products and services) and using Eco Circle™ (Teijin’s revolutionary recycling system) Henri Lloyd has been able to produce its first ever entirely sustainable sailing wear through its own Blue Eco ‘infinite-loop’ recycling system.

henri_lloyd_blue_eco_jacket.jpg Under the ‘infinite-loop’ system, customers can return worn-out Blue Eco products to Henri Lloyd for recycling through Teijin’s revolutionary fibre-to-fibre recycling facility. The recycled raw material is then converted into new, highly durable polyester fibres and engineered into fabric that is used for the manufacture of new Blue Eco products.
In an effort to significantly help reduce CO2 emissions and energy consumption, Henri Lloyd’s Blue Eco Range is manufactured using highly functional new TP Eco recycled polyester fabric. The Blue Eco range is wind & waterproof and highly breathable and has all the high quality design features associated with Henri Lloyd products. The Blue Eco Jacket is stylish and well cut, yet functional with features including articulated elbows/underarms, adjustable cuffs, a storm flap with drainage channel that covers a two-way non-corrosive zip and an adjustable hem adjuster, fleece-lined collar, inner security pocket and two large fleece-lined hand-warmer pockets. The design of the jacket offers room for generous layering, and features a breathable lining. The rollaway articulated hood benefits from one handed shockcord aperture adjusters and an articulated hood pod for streamlined stowage.
The Blue Eco collection is manufactured in a large range of sizes from XS-XXL and the colours available include Carbon, Marine, Topaz and Yellow.

Talking about the effects of these products Paul Strzelecki, Joint Chief Executive of Henri Lloyd said: “This is a positive first step on a long journey to become a more environmentally friendly company. It is also a very exciting time, particularly with our exclusive marine wear association with Teijin who are pioneers in this field. We not only aim to significantly reduce CO2 emissions into the environment but also want to provide our customers with an opportunity to actively participate in the mission to help preserve our oceans. We look forward to further developments in this area, and hope the ‘infinite-loop’ recycling system will set the course for the future of marine clothing manufacturing.”
Product, RRP in Sterling, Colours and Sizes
Blue Eco Jacket  £135  Carbon, Marine, Topaz and Yellow  XS–XXL
Blue Eco Hi Fit Trousers  £120  Carbon and Marine  XS–XXL


Irish Henri Lloyd Stockists

CH Marine, Cork

Dinghy Supplies, 46 Dublin Road, Sutton, Co Dublin. Tel: +353 (0)1 8322 312

Matthews Centre, Cork

Pro Rig, Howth, Co Dublin

Union Chandlery, Cork

Viking Marine, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin and Kilcoole, Co Wicklow

Remember to look out for the Afloat Irish Sailing Annual, in the shops early December with coverage of lots of gifts for the sailor in your life on our Santa for Sailors pages! 



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