Design Concepts for Hand-made Outdoor Jackets
Since 2015 polychromelab engineers Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis in Tyrol. The outdoor lab Alpine Proofs offers quality insight for design concepts for tailor-made outdoor jackets. In this alpine tailor shop we make hand-made designer and outdoor jackets using high-end manufacturing technology. In this video shot by Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis we talk about what we’d like to achieve here.
For hand-made quality apparel you need two things: First, use the right technology. In the polychromelab tailor shop we have machines for ultrasonic welding and high pressure printing and many more. Second, love for details and sure instincts. In delicate handwork we manufacture tailor-made outdoor jackets.
You can buy our hand-made outdoor jackets that are driven by passion and design in the polychromelab online shop: polychromelab concept store
Internship in the Alps
Polychromelab advertises for sports-minded interns with experience in product development and design. Escape from the daily routine at universities and get some practice-oriented experience in the Alps.
In the heart of the Alps polychromelab runs a textile manufacture where designer and outdoor apparel is engineered. Situated in one of Europe’s largest ski ressorts on 1.300 meters we use mordern processing techniques. This internship will add practice experience to your theoretical education. Additionally you live where winter sport happens including board and lodging.
Appply for internship in the Alps now: Internship polychromelab Product Development and Design.
Innovation in the Alps
Winter is icecold. Competion isn’t in hibernation. Fortunately our strength is the freezing cold. Exploring innovation polychromelab moved to Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis. Here we prepare our jackets for the iciness in two ways.
In the Alpine Proof Outdoor Lab on 2000 meters we’re sometimes feeling like the next ice age is coming up. We have state-of-the-art testing dummies for proofing our products against the freezing cold. This is innovation in the Alps. Read more on this in the post “Icy Innovation“.
Up against wind and weather, heat and cold, high UV radiation and frost isn’t enough for our approval. Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis offers a wide playground. On ski tours we’re testing our winterjackets for stretchability, at free ride skiing for insulation, at climbing for sturdiness and in town for lifestyle suitability. The team of Blog Tyrol shows what you can experience up here in 24 hours.
Innovation is our advantage. Against competition from large companies we proof polychromelab’s jackets for outdoor suitability like you really need it in the Alps.
How Do You Make Outdoor Jackets Waterproof?
Why should anybody buy an outdoor jacket that isn’t waterproof? Outdoor means to be up against wind and weather. So it is essentially that a jacket is waterproof.
As a step toward a fully high-quality product development in our own home in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis we bought a hot air machine for seamtaping. The goal of seamtaping is to waterproof the overlap of two pieces of fabric, just like a duct tape. This is of huge importance to us: Because only a jacket with waterproof fabric and waterproof seams is suitable for outdoor activities.
Using our new hot air machine for seamtaping offers two advantages: On the hand we are able to fully waterproof outdoor jackets (up to 30.000mm). On the other hand this procedure is ecologically sustainable. We don’t need any chemicals to make the seam waterproof. Our seamtape fits without any glue.
If you got interested in buying one of our home-made waterproof outdoor jackets, have a look in polychromelab concept store.
Textile manufacturer polychromelab is offering a job in product development and design. Polychromelab is situated in the heart of the Alps in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis. Here we engineer custom-build outdoor apparel with high quality. At this inspiring workplace we’re looking for reinforcements to our team.
You’re already experienced in product development and design and also have skills in textile processing, editing techniques and tailoring, send us an application. We offer an opportunity to bring in your own creative ideas to engineer tomorrow’s outdoor apparel.
Send us your application now. All details on the job and your duties you’ll find here: Job Ad – Tomorrows Tailoring.
Winterjackets – Sewed without Needle and Thread
How do you sew a winterjacket without needle and thread? Polychromelab pursues innovative, visionary product design. Today we present to you our new ultrasonic welding machine.
Apparel manufacturers demand waterproof jackets. To do so they have to consider several things. One of them is the seam of a jacket. But how do you sew two pieces of textile together without making them permeable to water? We do this by using an ultrasonic welding procedure not using any needles and threads at all. This is something what makes a seam more waterproof. Here you’ll learn how the ultrasonic welding procedure works in detail.
We try to establish in our store TexStilKüche in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis an innovation driven product development. This way we can monitor the research process more carefully. At the moment we are manufacturing in northern Italy. Distances are short and communication is easy, but in Tyrol with product development right at home we will be able to test new ideas faster and design custom-build products.polychromelab concept store
Founding in Tyrol – Young Economy
Competing against established apparel companies is difficult. Founding an apparel company is a thing full of risks. As we already described there are many structures in Austria which help young startups to reach a greater audience and get some helpfull advice from the more experienced. Yesterday on the day of women in ecomony hosted by the Young Economy Tyrol (German: Junge Wirtschaft Tirol) we had a chance to do so. After ORF science-buster Werner Gruber we presented reversible jackets by polychromelab. Polychromelab is like exhibit A for women in economy because Elisabeth Frey and Michele Stinco, a woman and a man, are leading the company equally.
At Founder’s Symposium – Coworking Imst
Networking and integration on a local level is of huge importance to young companies. Exactly this was the main topic last week at the Founder’s Symposium of Coworking Imst: the apparel company polychromelab amongst other young companies of the region could present themselves and get to know like-minded.