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Gordini F21 Headlines include Sustainably-Built Glove and Mitt Collections, Developed in Collaboration with Brand Ambassadors

Working with Team Members Rafael Pease and Julian Carr, Gordini Introduces Styles Made with 100% Bluesign® Approved Materials and Responsibly-Sourced Leather

ESSEX JUNCTION, Vermont (February 4, 2021) – Entering its 65th year of innovating handwear, Gordini introduces the most sustainable product line in the brand’s history for the Fall 2021 collection. The brand’s new Front Line series was developed in collaboration with Gordini Team Athlete and splitboarder Rafael Pease and is constructed with 100 percent bluesign®-approved materials, while the Gordini Cirque series, made with responsibly-sourced leather, was designed with the help of Gordini Team Athlete and freeskier Julian Carr.

Built using lightweight materials with heavy-duty credentials, the Gordini Front Line series was designed and tested for rugged backcountry conditions. Whether skinning up, dropping in or setting up camp, each piece serves an essential purpose. The Front Line GTX and the Front Line LT gloves and mitts can be worn separately or as a system, both featuring a minimal seam design to reduce areas of wear and tear, PrimaLoft® Gold insulation, moisture-wicking linings, and Schoeller® Keprotec® on the palm and wrap caps utilizing Kevlar® fibers for ultimate durability and grip.


“We are lucky to have great creative partners in our team athletes, and we all share the same values around quality and sustainability,” said Hanna Reichel, Gordini strategy coordinator. “We believe we are providing the first glove offering to the market in which every single element, from the shell to the hardware, is bluesign approved. We had a great time working on these projects with Rafa and Julian, realizing our shared desire to deliver meaningful equipment that maximizes longevity while minimizing environmental impact.”


Gordini’s new Cirque series features bluesign-approved linings and
insulation, as well as a genuine goatskin shell and accents that are responsibly-sourced from a Leather Working Group certified partner. Available in glove and 3-finger styles, the Cirque series is an updated classic delivering a race-ready silhouette in supple leather with moisture-wicking comfort and versatile PrimaLoft Gold warmth.

Gordini continues to utilize its Clutch™ Synthetic Leather development for Fall ’21, featuring the high-performance, animal-free alternative in its new Ember gloves for men and women and its revamped MTN Crew glove and mitt for men. Because Clutch is animal-free, the manufacturing process is more reliable and resource efficient than traditional tanning, estimated to use as much as 60 percent less water than leather manufacturing.

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About Gordini

Based in Vermont and independently-owned, Gordini has focused on the same mission since its founding 65 years ago: to keep hands warm and dry so you can stay outside longer. From its earliest innovations in down-insulated and waterproof gloves, to today’s advancements in 3D-knitting and synthetic leather, Gordini has always worked to combine proven materials with the latest in technology to deliver the best product on the market. Gordini believes that handwear, face protection, and goggles are not merely accessories – they are equipment and should be built to endure the most demanding conditions season after season.

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