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Suppliers

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long-standing relationships with suppliers ensure the highest quality

The relationships in our supply chain will define a large part of the materials we use and how they are produced. We have a long-standing relationship with a majority of our suppliers, having worked with many of them for 20–30 years. Through these partnerships we develop the most unique materials, the highest quality and optimal production methods.

NOMINATED SUPPLIERS

TIER 1 (garment producers)
The majority of the 2020 collection is made in China, 44%, with garment suppliers Helly Hansen has worked with for a long time, many of them for decades. The second-largest volume of products are made in Bangladesh and Vietnam.

 

TIER 2 (fabric producers)
In the 2020 collection, including apparel and accessories, 84% of all fabrics, including insulations, interlinings, and other smaller trimming fabrics, come from nominated Tier 2 suppliers. We are sourcing fabrics from 74 different suppliers, with 51% located in Taiwan and 31% in China.

Suppliers

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Factory

Country

Type of products / services

Karnaphuli Shoes Inds. Ltd. (KSI)

BANGLADESH

Footwear and apparel

Employees
14803
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
11267
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company YOUNGONE
Factory address Korean Export Processing Zone (KEPZ), Anowara, Chattogram, Bangladesh
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

Karnaphuli Sportswear Inds. Ltd. (KSL)

BANGLADESH

Technical Performance Wear

Employees
5544
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
3748
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company YOUNGONE
Factory address Plot # 09-14 & 18-20, Sector -7, Chittagong Export Processing Zone, Chattogram, Bangladesh
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

Delmas Apparels (Pvt) Ltd

BANGLADESH

Technical Performance Wear

Employees
490
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
274
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company YOUNGONE
Factory address PLOT# 05, SECTOR# 2/A, ROAD# 1, CEPZ
Trade Union No
Worker committee No

J.A.W

CAMBODIA

Footwear

Employees
700
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
652
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company LINEAR
Factory address Phum Trapeang Chhouk Sangkat Tuktla. Khan Russey Keo. Phnom Penh Cambodia
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

REGENCE FOOTWEAR (CAMBODIA) CO., LTD

CAMBODIA

Footwear

Employees
1658
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
948
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
10
Name of Parent Company LINEAR
Factory address On Dong Village, Bek Chan Commune, Angsnal District Kandal
Trade Union Yes
Worker committee Yes

CPPC OUTDOOR WEAR (CAMBODIA) CO LTD

CAMBODIA

Outerwear, swimwear ,backpacks

Employees
331
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
202
Female workers ( % )
24
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
Name of Parent Company NINGBO BESTON
Factory address Nation Road No.4, Trapeng Veng, Trapeang Kong, Samrong Tong, Kampong Speu, CAMBODIA
Trade Union Yes
Worker committee Yes

Sheico Cambodia Ltd.

CAMBODIA

Accessories

Employees
3312
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
2551
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company SHEICO
Factory address Manhattan Special Economic Zone, Sangkat Bavet,Bavet Svay Rieng 20202 , Cambodia
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

DRAGON TIMES ACCESSORIES CO LTD

CHINA

Accessories

Employees
221
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
110
Female workers ( % )
99
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
92
Name of Parent Company DRAGON TIMES
Factory address No.75, The 8th Road,Longyan, Humen, Dongguan City,Guangdong Province, China
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

Huai An Yuan Tong Headwear Mfg.Co.,Ltd

CHINA

Accessories

Employees
3961
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
3279
Female workers ( % )
70
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company ASI
Factory address No. 30 & 32, Yan Huang Avenue, Lianshui Economic Developmental District, Lianshui County, Jiangsu, Huai An
Trade Union Yes
Worker committee No

OCC Outdoor Co., LTD

CHINA

inflatable life jackets, avalanche backpacks

Employees
45
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
25
Female workers ( % )
37
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company AVROY
Factory address Flat 1, 3/F, No.6 Mumiantang, Xiaotiantou, Xinsi, Hengli town, Dongguan, Guangdong, China Zip code: 523466
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

Sanflag Fashion Dongguan Co Ltd

CHINA

Knitted apparel

Employees
248
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
154
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company BILLION BEST
Factory address SHAHUKOU PRECINT DIST. CHANGPING,DONGGUAN CITY, CHINA 523038
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

Haining Jireh Knitting Co.,Ltd.

CHINA

Accessories

Employees
49
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
39
Female workers ( % )
22
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company BRAND MACHINE
Factory address NO.6, Hengshan Road, Haining City, Zhejiang 314400 CHINA
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

Guangzhou Maoda Leather Company

CHINA

Accessories, hardgoods

Employees
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
Female workers ( % )
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
Name of Parent Company CHARM ASCENT
Factory address No. 54 XIYI Village Industry Road, Luopu Street Panyu, Guangzhou, China
Trade Union
Worker committee

Wuhu Fengxue Rubber Co.Ltd

CHINA

Footwear

Employees
734
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
505
Female workers ( % )
89
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company CHINOOK
Factory address 5# Chuangye Road, Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone, Yijiang District Wuhu
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

CHANGZHOU HAIGE MICROFIBER TEXTILE CO.,LTD

CHINA

Accessories

Employees
49
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
40
Female workers ( % )
49
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company COMFY TEXTILE
Factory address Baijia Industrial Park,Newtang Town.Wujin Zone,Changzhou,Jiangsu,China
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

DONGGUAN SHENG HUA GARMENT MFG. CO. LTD

CHINA

Woven apparel

Employees
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
Female workers ( % )
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
Name of Parent Company COVA
Factory address No.8 North Ring Road, Bao Tun Village, Houjie District, Dongguan, Guangdong, China.
Trade Union
Worker committee

CHAO ZHOU XIN CHENG GARMENT CO., LTD

CHINA

Technical Performance Wear

Employees
95
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
61
Female workers ( % )
6
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company CUNG SING
Factory address Eastern Side of Xijiao Section of Chaoshan Highway, Fuyang Town, Chaoan District Chaozhou
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

Hubei Yuanzhihan Garment Co., Ltd

CHINA

Technical Performance Wear

Employees
98
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
72
Female workers ( % )
1
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company CUNG SING
Factory address Special No. 1,Yuyang road,Yuyang town,Qianjiang City,Hubei Province,China.
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

Qianjiang Wells Garments Co.,Ltd

CHINA

Technical Performance Wear

Employees
99
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
59
Female workers ( % )
5
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company CUNG SING
Factory address Longxing Road Industrial Park,Longwan Town., Qianjiang, Hubei Province, China
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

Dongguan Chashan You Cheng Glove Factory (Subsidiary of SPORTZ PRO PTE LTD)

CHINA

Accessories

Employees
92
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
53
Female workers ( % )
88
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company DRAGON TIMES
Factory address Luwu Industrial Garden, Zengbu Precinct, Chashan Town, Dongguan, Guangdong, China
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

FAR EASTERN APPAREL (SUZHOU) CO., LTD

CHINA

Technical Performance Wear

Employees
837
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
759
Female workers ( % )
442
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company FAR EASTERN Apparel (Suzhou) Co., Ltd.
Factory address NO.88 TIANLING ROAD,,WUZHONG ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT,,SUZHOU CITY, JIANGSU PROVINCE, CHINA,,JIANGSU,SUZHOU
Trade Union Yes
Worker committee Yes

HAIYAN KAIDA KNITTING APPAREL CO., LTD.

CHINA

Technical Performance Wear

Employees
97
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
71
Female workers ( % )
37
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company HAIYAN
Factory address NO 2683, LENGGANG ROAD, WUYUAN STREET,,HAIYAN COUNTY,JIAXING,ZHEJIANG Province, China
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

CHONGQING HANOMAN GARMENTS CO. Ltd

CHINA

Technical Performance Wear

Employees
74
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
57
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company HANOMAN
Factory address NO. 163-175 LONG AN ROAD,SHUANGHEKOU,WANZHOU DISTRICT,CHONGQING, CHINA
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

HUBEI OURSELVES GARMENT INDUSTRIAL CO. LTD.

CHINA

Knitted apparel

Employees
260
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
140
Female workers ( % )
2
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company HANOMAN
Factory address NO.20, LIUYANG ROAD,YANGSHI INDUSTRIAL PARK,QIANJIANG CITY, HUBEI PROVINCE,
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

Shenzhen Hanoman Garments Co. Ltd

CHINA

Technical Performance Wear

Employees
131
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
70
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company HANOMAN
Factory address Block 1, Qu Tong Fu Yu, 2nd Industry Estate, Loucun, Gong Ming, Bao An District, Shen Zhen
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

HENAN RUNNER HEADWEAR CO., LTD

CHINA

Accessories

Employees
97
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
72
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company IST
Factory address NO.2, DISTRICT 3,HUAIYANG INDUSTRIAL CLUSTER,HENAN,
Trade Union No
Worker committee No

SHANGHAI FEIXIANG HANDICRAFT FACTORY

CHINA

Accessories

Employees
17
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
13
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company IST
Factory address 4th Floor, Building 2, No.68, Lane 3029, HuaXu Road, Huaxin Town, Qingpu District, Shanghai, China
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

FOSHAN CITY SHUNDE JIAHUA CLOTHING FACTORY LIMITED

CHINA

Technical Performance Wear

Employees
80
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
50
Female workers ( % )
40
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company KA MING
Factory address No.68 Tianlian District, Junan Town, Shunde District, Foshan City, GuangDong, China
Trade Union No
Worker committee No

HUBEI KA YEUNG GARMENT LTD

CHINA

Technical Performance Wear

Employees
245
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
179
Female workers ( % )
13
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company KA MING
Factory address NO. 8, JIU ZHEN ROAD, JIU ZHEN TOWN,TIANMEN CITY,HUBEI PROVINCE, CHINA
Trade Union No
Worker committee No

Heshan Rondor Garments Ltd.

CHINA

Technical Performance Wear

Employees
1421
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
1066
Female workers ( % )
284
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
14
Name of Parent Company KTC
Factory address 10 of 1601 Renmin East Road, Shaping Town, Heshan City, Guangdong, China
Trade Union Yes
Worker committee No

LEON SPORTS LTD.

CHINA

inflatable life jackets, avalanche backpacks

Employees
96
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
72
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company LEON SPORTS
Factory address No. 19-2 ZhuJiang Road,New District, Wuxi Jiangsu,  China
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

JIANGMEN XINHUI SHENLE GARMENT CO LTD

CHINA

Technical Performance Wear

Employees
50
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
38
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company LIWACO
Factory address No.1 Baoyuan Road,Jinguzhou Economic Development Zone,Xinhui District,Jiangmen City,Guangdong,China
Trade Union No
Worker committee No

LIWACO OUTDOOR SPORTING GOODS (HUBEI) CO., LTD

CHINA

Technical Performance Wear

Employees
675
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
464
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company LIWACO
Factory address No. 8 Yuanguang Road, Gardens Industrial Park, Qianjiang City, Hubei Province.
Trade Union Yes
Worker committee Yes

FUZHOU MINHOU LANDUN PLASTICS CO., LTD.

CHINA

Technical Performance Wear

Employees
270
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
228
Female workers ( % )
169
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company Lonton Industrial (HongKong) Co. Ltd
Factory address SHADUN, SHANGJIE TOWN, MINHOU COUNTY, FUZHOU,FUJIAN PROVINCE, CHINE
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

Yunxiao Reton Outdoor Safety Sports Products Co., Ltd

CHINA

Technical Performance Wear

Employees
98
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
73
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company Lonton Industrial (HongKong) Co. Ltd
Factory address 318 Hezhong West Road, Dongxia Town, Yunxiao, Zhangzhou, China
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

Hangzhou U-Jump Arts & Crafts Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Accessories

Employees
254
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
199
Female workers ( % )
248
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company MADISON 88
Factory address # 31 Tangkang Road, Chongxian Street, Yuhang Area, Hangzhou City, China
Trade Union Yes
Worker committee Yes

Lianyungang King's Store Fashion Accessory Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Accessories

Employees
98
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
80
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company MAKOTA Co.
Factory address No.18 Fuchen Road, Donghai Economic development Zone, Lianyungang, Jiangsu, China
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

Dongguan Master Headwear Ltd

CHINA

Accessories

Employees
49
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
28
Female workers ( % )
42
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company MAKOTA Co.
Factory address No.1, Guxia Industrial Park, Liren Road, Shipai Town, Dongguan, Guangdong, China
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

Jurong Feiya Knitting Co. Ltd.

CHINA

Accessories

Employees
38
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
30
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company MAKOTA Co.
Factory address No. 10-13-111, The 2nd Cooperative, Shanglan Village, Baitu Town, Jurong, Jiangsu, China
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

Dongyang Maps Cup Co., Ltd

CHINA

Accessories, hardgoods

Employees
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
Female workers ( % )
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
Name of Parent Company MIZU
Factory address Nanma Industrial,Nanma Town,DongyangCity, Zhejiang Province,China322121
Trade Union
Worker committee

TOGETHER VACUUM CONTAINERS INDUSTRY CO., LTD.

CHINA

Accessories, hardgoods

Employees
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
Female workers ( % )
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
Name of Parent Company MIZU
Factory address No. 25-1 Huaxia Road, Economic Development Zone, Yongkang, Zhejiang, China, 321300
Trade Union
Worker committee

BESTON ACTION UTILITY WEAR (LIANYUNGANG) CO., LTD

CHINA

Technical Performance Wear

Employees
301
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
289
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company NINGBO BESTON
Factory address No.128 Minan Nan Road,Guanyun Economy Development Zone,Lianyungang,Jiangsu province,China
Trade Union Yes
Worker committee Yes

NINGBO BESTON PLASTICS CO., LTD

CHINA

Technical Performance Wear

Employees
481
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
411
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company NINGBO BESTON
Factory address No.66 Yi Cheng Road,BeiLun NingBo,ZheJiang,China
Trade Union Yes
Worker committee Yes

SHANWEI ZHENG FU DA GARMENT LTD.

CHINA

Woven apparel

Employees
111
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
76
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company PROSPERITY GARMENT FACTORY LTD.
Factory address 256 FENG YUAN ROAD, BIN HI XIAO QU, SHANWEI, GUANGDONG, CHINA
Trade Union No
Worker committee

Qingdao Weidie Latex Products Co Ltd

CHINA

Accessories

Employees
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
Female workers ( % )
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
Name of Parent Company QINGDAO
Factory address No. 1389 Zhyjiang Rd. Huangdao Zone, Qingdao, China
Trade Union
Worker committee

Yi Fu Long Outdoor Gear Co., Ltd

CHINA

Accessories, hardgoods

Employees
99
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
54
Female workers ( % )
81
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company Sealock Outdoor Gear Co.,Ltd.
Factory address 9-5#, SongBai Road, ZhuTang Village, FengGang Town, Dongguan
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

Jiangyin City Shencheng Garment Co., Ltd

CHINA

Knitted apparel

Employees
443
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
361
Female workers ( % )
151
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company SHENLI
Factory address NO.88 CHANGSHAN RD, CHENGDONG STREET, JIANGYIN, JIANGSU, China
Trade Union Yes
Worker committee No

ZhongShan NanLang ZeFeng Knitting Company Ltd.

CHINA

Knitted apparel

Employees
274
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
183
Female workers ( % )
190
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company SOUTH OCEAN
Factory address Cuiheng Industrial District, Nanlang Town, Zhongshan, Guangdong, China
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

ChuangDa Metal & Plastic products Co., Ltd.

CHINA

Accessories, hardgoods

Employees
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
Female workers ( % )
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
Name of Parent Company TEXCON
Factory address Market Baishigang village, Changping town, Dongguan, Guangdong, China
Trade Union
Worker committee

Jiangmen Gao Jun Plastic Manufacturing Co., Ltd

CHINA

Accessories, hardgoods

Employees
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
Female workers ( % )
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
Name of Parent Company TEXCON
Factory address No.7 Hong Jiang Road,Shuang Long Industrial Area, Jiangmen, Guangdong, China
Trade Union
Worker committee

Petcher Footwear Industry Co., Ltd

CHINA

Footwear

Employees
664
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
418
Female workers ( % )
435
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company Tripal - Rest Assured group,Tripal - Tripal International
Factory address 38 Tong An Road, Xiaolan Town, Zhongshan, Guangdong, China
Trade Union Yes
Worker committee Yes

Anhui Verino Manufacturing Co.,Ltd.

CHINA

Technical Performance Wear

Employees
300
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
250
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company VENITRA
Factory address 52 Donghe Road, Qingyang Development Zone, Chizhou, Anhui, China 242800
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

Dongguan South Sun Neoprene Products Co., Ltd

CHINA

Life vests, hardgoods, neoprene products, outerwear

Employees
725
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
500
Female workers ( % )
695
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company WINNING
Factory address Sha Jing Keng Industrial Zone, Fu Shan District, Liao Bu, Guang Dong 523401, China
Trade Union Yes
Worker committee No

Yiu Jin Manufacturing Co. Ltd

CHINA

Accessories

Employees
256
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
168
Female workers ( % )
178
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company YIU TAT
Factory address XIANG 2, QIAN TAN STREET, PU XIN, SHI PAI ZHEN, DONG GUAN CITY, GUANG DONG PROVINCE, CHINA
Trade Union Yes
Worker committee Yes

CARPENTER SAS FTY

FRANCE

Accessories

Employees
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
Female workers ( % )
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
Name of Parent Company CARPENTER
Factory address Zi Les Sablonnieres, 53400 Cranon, France
Trade Union
Worker committee

Jonathan & Fletcher Racing Gear

FRANCE

Knitted apparel

Employees
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
Female workers ( % )
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
Name of Parent Company Jonathan & Fletcher
Factory address RCS ANNECY 6, Re de Bulloz Pae Les Glaisins F-74940 Annecy-France
Trade Union
Worker committee

CORPORACION INDYKNIT, S.A

GUATEMALA

Knitted apparel

Employees
2361
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
1340
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company INDIANA KNITWEAR
Factory address CALZADA CONCEPCION 5A CALLE 5-26 ZONA 6 VILLA NUEVA, GUATEMALA, 1064
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

Hoosier Manufacturing, Compañía Limitada (IKC 3)

GUATEMALA

Knitted apparel

Employees
360
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
209
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company INDIANA KNITWEAR
Factory address 18 Avenida 37-39, Zona 12, 1012 Guatemala City
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

G&V, S.A.

GUATEMALA

Knitted apparel

Employees
260
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
89
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company INDIANA KNITWEAR
Factory address 3 Calle 0-65 Zona 1, 1058 Sand Pedro Sacatepequez
Trade Union No
Worker committee No

PIER Komló

HUNGARY

Life vests, hardgoods

Employees
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
Female workers ( % )
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
Name of Parent Company PIER
Factory address KOMLO, ANNA AKNA 14-18., H-7300 HUNGARY
Trade Union
Worker committee

PIER Sellye

HUNGARY

Life vests, hardgoods

Employees
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
Female workers ( % )
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
Name of Parent Company PIER
Factory address
Trade Union
Worker committee

PT HOLI Karya Sakti

INDONESIA

Accessories

Employees
1350
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
1085
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company MAKOTA Co.
Factory address JL. RAYA SEMARANG PURWODADI KM. 28, KEL. MANGUNSARI, KEC. TEGOWANU, KABUPATEN GROBOGAN Indonesia
Trade Union Yes
Worker committee Yes

PT. UWU JUMP INDONESIA

INDONESIA

Accessories

Employees
999
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
671
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
10
Name of Parent Company MADISON 88
Factory address Jatlrawia.a IT 13 Ill 06 Dua Cunun.gsari lee. Paaaden, S¥Nq/1ut Java, 41252, Indonesia
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

Interknit Srl / Intersocks Srl

ITALY

Accessories

Employees
24
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
18
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company INTERSOCKS
Factory address Via Dell'Industria 28, 32010 Pieve d'Alpago BL, Italy
Trade Union Yes
Worker committee Yes

Venture International garment JointStock Co. Ltd.

LAOS

Woven apparel

Employees
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
Female workers ( % )
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
Name of Parent Company VENTURE
Factory address Unit 14, Saynamngueane Village, Xaythany District, Vientianne Capital, Laos P.D.R.
Trade Union
Worker committee

Trio (Lao) Export Co., Ltd.

LAOS

Employees
2370
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
Female workers ( % )
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
Name of Parent Company KTC
Factory address 13th North Road, Sikeut Village, Naxaythong District, Vientiane CapitalLao P.D.R.
Trade Union
Worker committee

UAB Comfysocks Baltic

LITHUANIA

Accessories

Employees
125
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
95
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
7
Name of Parent Company BRAND MACHINE
Factory address Raudondvario pl. 150, Kaunas, LT-47174, Lithuania
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

ESLITE GARMENT CO LTD

MYANMAR

Technical Performance Wear

Employees
2869
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
2649
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
36
Name of Parent Company EASTERN MARK
Factory address No.177, Maung Kyan Tee Street, Myay Taung Quarter No. 25, Shwe Lin Ban Industrial Zone, Hlaing Thar Yar Township, Yangon, Myanmar, POST CODE: 11401
Trade Union Yes
Worker committee Yes

Tekosom Poland Sp.z o.o.

POLAND

Technical Performance Wear

Employees
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
Female workers ( % )
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
Name of Parent Company Tekosom Svenska AB
Factory address Ulica Juliana Tuwima 9, Zukowo, 83-330, Poland
Trade Union
Worker committee

IMPETUS PORTUGAL TEXTELIS, S.A.

PORTUGAL

Knitted apparel

Employees
576
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
422
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
6
Name of Parent Company IMPETUS
Factory address Impetus Portugal Texteis S.A. Lugar Fonte de Cima, 4740-675 Barqueiros, Portugal
Trade Union Yes
Worker committee Yes

Artefita Lda.

PORTUGAL

Accessories

Employees
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
Female workers ( % )
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
Name of Parent Company TEXCON
Factory address Lugar de Selada – Escariz, Cesar, Portugal
Trade Union
Worker committee

INTERSOCKS, tovarna nogavic d.o.o.

SLOVENIA

Accessories

Employees
117
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
76
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company INTERSOCKS
Factory address HO: Reška cesta 14, Kočevje, Slovenija Site 1: Distribution/ Wh –ML: Reška cesta 29, 1330 Kočevje Site 2: Confection / Trata: Trata XIV/6, 1330 Kočevje
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

PENGUIN SPORTSWEAR (PVT) LTD

SRI LANKA

Knitted apparel

Employees
825
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
728
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company PENGUIN
Factory address Pallethalawinna, Katugastota Sri Lanka
Trade Union No
Worker committee No

CM HAMMAR AB

SWEDEN

Accessories, hardgoods

Employees
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
Female workers ( % )
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
Name of Parent Company CM HAMMAR
Factory address August Barks gata 15 SE-421 32 Västra Frölunda, Sweden
Trade Union
Worker committee

NMC CELLFOAM AB

SWEDEN

Accessories

Employees
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
Female workers ( % )
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
Name of Parent Company NMC
Factory address Fritslavägen 82, 511 42 Kinnahult, Sweden
Trade Union
Worker committee

BARCO TEKSTIL SANAYI VE TICARET A.S

TURKEY

Knitted apparel

Employees
307
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
138
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company BARCO TEKSTİL PAZARLAMA ve TİCARET LTD.ŞTİ.
Factory address Muratbey Mahallcsi Karatoprak Caddesi No:17 Catalca, 34500 ISTANBUL TURKEY
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

EVEREST MAGAZACILIK TEKSTIL SANAYI VE TICARET LTD. STI

TURKEY

Knitted apparel

Employees
229
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
113
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company BARCO TEKSTİL PAZARLAMA ve TİCARET LTD.ŞTİ.
Factory address Yeni Mah. Hurriyet Cad. Tekel Tutun Depolari No:294 Ic Kapi No:1, 4900 Mus, Turkey
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

Eren Tekstil - Ayhan Celep

TURKEY

Knitted apparel

Employees
56
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
30
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
4
Name of Parent Company DAYTEKS
Factory address Demirkapi Mahallesi. Inonu Cad. 1645 Sok. No:1 Kat:2.Bağcılar/İstanbul, Turkey
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

AY-TEKS -SUKRU YILMAZ

TURKEY

Knitted apparel

Employees
30
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
16
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company DAYTEKS
Factory address Istiklal Mahallesi. Metin Sok. No:7/B. Kt:2-3 Esenyurt,İstanbul, Turkey
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

BULENT BULUT BULUT TEKSTIL

TURKEY

Knitted apparel

Employees
17
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
13
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
2
Name of Parent Company DAYTEKS
Factory address Kemalpaşa Mahallesi, 11. Sokak No:1, 34204 Bağcılar/İstanbul, Turkey
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

ARSLAN TEKSTIL

TURKEY

Knitted apparel

Employees
18
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
11
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company DAYTEKS
Factory address Atatürk Mahallesi, Halkalı Cd No:36, 34307 Küçükçekmece/İstanbul, Turkey
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

Dayteks Tekstil San. VE DIS TIC. A.S

TURKEY

Knitted apparel

Employees
48
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
13
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company DAYTEKS
Factory address KIRAZ SK. EMEK IS HANI. NO.15 K.1 34169. MERTER – ISTANBUL TURKEY
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

ERFA TEKSTIL- AHMET FIRAT

TURKEY

Knitted apparel

Employees
20
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
12
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company DAYTEKS
Factory address Mehmet Nesih Özmen, Kayalar Sokağı No:4, 34173 Güngören/İstanbul, Turkey
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

Zumrut Hazir Giyim Tekstil Otomotiv Sanayi ve Ticaret Ltd. Sti.

TURKEY

Knitted apparel

Employees
25
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
12
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company DAYTEKS
Factory address Mehmet Akif, Akarsu Sk. No:38, 34307 Küçükçekmece/İstanbul, Turkey
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

GELISIM TEKSTIL

TURKEY

Knitted apparel

Employees
580
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
298
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company GELISIM TEKSTIL
Factory address Cumhuriyet Mah. Eski HadımkOy Yolu Volkan Sok. No:5 34500 Buyukcekmece Istanbul Turkey
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

BHS CORAP GIYIM SAN.

TURKEY

Accessories

Employees
55
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
18
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company INTERSOCKS
Factory address Bakir-Pirinc Org. San. Mustafa Kurtoglu Cad No 23, Kat 2, 34524 Beylikduzu/ISTANBUL/TURKEY
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

KOM TEKSTIL

TURKEY

Knitted apparel

Employees
594
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
516
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company KOM TEKSTIL
Factory address Yenibosna Merkez, Kavak Sk. No:4, 34197 Bahçelievler/İstanbul, Turkey
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

Met-Kon Giyim Sanayi Ve Ticaret Ltd

TURKEY

Woven apparel

Employees
113
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
48
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company MET-KON
Factory address Topçular Mahallesi, Altunizadebağ Sokak. Dalkıran İş Merkezi No: 5/2-3 Rami 34055, İSTANBUL - TURKEY
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

Novak Konfeksiyon San. ve Tic. Ltd. Sti.

TURKEY

Knitted apparel

Employees
410
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
360
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company TEKSIM
Factory address 19 Mayis Mah. Sehit Huseyin Kaska Sok. No:3 Kavak/Samsun Samsun/Turkey
Trade Union No
Worker committee

TEKSIM GIYIM SANAYI VE TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI

TURKEY

Knitted apparel

Employees
313
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
112
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company TEKSIM
Factory address Mehmet Nesih Özmen, Pelit Sk. No:25, 34173 Güngören/İstanbul, Turkey
Trade Union Yes
Worker committee No

Antares Llc.

UKRAINE

Technical Performance Wear

Employees
60
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
Female workers ( % )
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
Name of Parent Company Tekosom Svenska AB
Factory address D.Galytzkogo Str. 32A, 47800 Pidvolochysk, Ternopil Region - Ukraine
Trade Union
Worker committee

UPOTEK UKRAINA TZOV

UKRAINE

Technical Performance Wear

Employees
76
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
62
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company UPOTEK
Factory address E40, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine
Trade Union No
Worker committee Yes

U World Sports Vietnam Co. Ltd

VIETNAM

Technical Performance Wear

Employees
640
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
550
Female workers ( % )
634
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
6
Name of Parent Company FAR EASTERN (Fu Kwok Knitting & Garment Co., Ltd.)
Factory address Hill 30, Tam Dan Town, Tam Ky, Quang Nam, Vietnam
Trade Union Yes
Worker committee Yes

VIET HUNG JOINT STOCK COMPANY

VIETNAM

Woven apparel

Employees
930
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
724
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company FAR EASTERN (Fu Kwok Knitting & Garment Co., Ltd.)
Factory address No. 206, National Road 22, Trung My Tay Ward, District 12, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Trade Union Yes
Worker committee Yes

Winning Sportswear Co., Ltd.

VIETNAM

Knitted apparel

Employees
1875
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
1513
Female workers ( % )
629
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
25
Name of Parent Company FAR EASTERN (Fu Kwok Knitting & Garment Co., Ltd.)
Factory address Binh Phu Quarter, Binh Chuan Ward, Binh Duong, Vietnam
Trade Union Yes
Worker committee Yes

CPPC OUTDOOR WEAR (VIETNAM) CO., LTD

VIETNAM

Technical Performance Wear

Employees
417
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
350
Female workers ( % )
7
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
Name of Parent Company NINGBO BESTON
Factory address No. C15a, PhuTai Industrial Zone,Bui Thi Xuan ward, QuyNhon city, BinhDinh province, VIETNAM
Trade Union Yes
Worker committee Yes

Kwang Viet (Long An) Co., Ltd (Q.V.L)

VIETNAM

Technical Performance Wear

Employees
1370
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
1111
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company QVE
Factory address Lot NL1, Duc Hoa III Industrial Zone, Viet Hoa, Duc Lap Ha Commune, Duc Hoa District, Long An Province, Vietnam
Trade Union Yes
Worker committee Yes

SAMBU

VIETNAM

Accessories, hardgoods

Employees
689
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
574
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company SAMBU
Factory address Street no. 9, Hai Son Industrial, Binh Tien Hamlet, Duc Hoa Ha Commune, Duc Hoa District, Long an Province, Vietnam
Trade Union Yes
Worker committee Yes

NEW RICH Co. Ltd / SPARKLIN VIETNAM CO., LTD.

VIETNAM

Footwear

Employees
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
Female workers ( % )
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
Name of Parent Company SHOEFABRIK
Factory address Lot 31 and 34, Street D2, Nhon Trach 6 Industrial Zone, Long Tho Commune, Nhon Trach District, Dong Nai Province, Vietnam
Trade Union
Worker committee

JIM BROTHER'S CORP. / PHU THO JIM BROTHERS CORP.

VIETNAM

Footwear

Employees
3124
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
2311
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company SHOEFABRIK
Factory address CUM CN LANG NGHE SOC DANG, PHU THO PROVINCE, VIETNAM
Trade Union No
Worker committee No

JIM BROTHER'S CORP. / HONG BAO FOOTWEAR JOINT STOCK COMPANY

VIETNAM

Footwear

Employees
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
Female workers ( % )
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
Name of Parent Company SHOEFABRIK
Factory address NO 176, DAO CAM MOC ROAD, AREA37 - DONG ANH TOWN , HANOI , VIET NAM
Trade Union
Worker committee

ZUCCA/ PRO WELL (VIET NAM) CO. LTD./ Cong Ty TnHH Pro Well (Vietnam) Ltd.

VIETNAM

Footwear

Employees
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
Female workers ( % )
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
Name of Parent Company SHOEFABRIK
Factory address LONG KHANH INDUSTRIAL PARK. LONG KHANH DISTRICT, DONG NAI PROVINCE VIET NAM
Trade Union
Worker committee

THUAN PHAT SHOES Co. Ltd./ Thuan Thanh Shoes Co.

VIETNAM

Footwear

Employees
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
Female workers ( % )
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
Name of Parent Company SHOEFABRIK
Factory address G16/95, Tran Dai Nghia, Tan Nhut, Binh Chanh, HCM city
Trade Union
Worker committee

Samduk Vietnam Co. Ltd

VIETNAM

Footwear

Employees
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
Female workers ( % )
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
Name of Parent Company SHOEFABRIK
Factory address Lot F2, road 7, Hoa Binh Industrial Park, Nhi Thanh Commune, Long An, Vietnam
Trade Union
Worker committee

Thai Binh Thinh

VIETNAM

Footwear

Employees
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
Female workers ( % )
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
Name of Parent Company SHOEFABRIK
Factory address 278B/1, An Phu 07 Street, Group 5, 1A Hamlet, An Phu Ward
Trade Union
Worker committee

SUNGJIN INC VINA CO., LTD.

VIETNAM

Accessories, hardgoods

Employees
1469
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
1101
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company SUNGJIN Inc. Co.
Factory address Bình Phú Quarter, Bình Chuẩn Ward, Thuận An City, Binh Duong Province, Vietnam
Trade Union Yes
Worker committee Yes

BRANCH OF TEX-GIANG JOINT STOCK COMPANY

VIETNAM

Woven apparel

Employees
820
Migrant Workers: National Citizens
469
Female workers ( % )
0
Migrant Workers: Foreign Citizens
0
Name of Parent Company TGI
Factory address Binh Quoi Hamlet, Binh Phu Commune, Cai Lay District, Tien Giang Province, Vietnam
Trade Union Yes
Worker committee Yes

Frequently Asked Questions

When and why should I wash my Lifa® base layers?

Lifa® base layer technology is designed to keep you dry next to your skin by transferring moisture away from the skin where it can evaporate more easily. How often you should wash your Lifa® product is based on your activity level and how much sweat you produce.

We recommend washing your Lifa® products regularly after each use by simply giving them a quick hand wash to keep them clean and avoid bacteria build ups. Don’t tumble dry your Lifa® products, but line dry them.

 

Does Helly Hansen offer recycling of garments?

We do not recycle garments, but we are working to use as many recycled materials as possible and to create recyclable products. With proper care, our garments should last a long time, and when you're done using your gear, we recommend donating or repairing when possible.

When should I wash my waterproof gear?

It might not be that obvious when you should consider washing your garments, so here are a couple of signs to look for:

– If the water and/or rain droplets no longer bead off the surface of the jacket and start leaving a wet mark, the DWR (durable water repellency) might be worn off or deactivated.

– If the breathability does not seem to be on the same level as when you first bought your Helly Tech® garment. The fabric could be contaminated.

 

How do I wash my waterproof gear?

Always check the care label and follow the instructions there as they might be specific to that item. However, here are a few general guidelines on how to wash waterproof gear - these are not meant to replace the instructions on the care label. 

Before washing your garment, make sure to cover all these pre-procedures:

– Make sure you zip up all zippers to avoid any surface damage.

– Loosen any tightened cords.

– Open the hood if the jacket has a hidden hood.

– Wash your product with the correct water temperature and program as instructed on the care label.

– For waterproof gear, do not use standard commercial detergents. Please use Tech Wash. Tech Wash is a detergent made for waterproof products and helps preserve the functionality better than standard powder and liquid detergents. 

– Do not use fabric softeners or detergents that have softening agents, as these will reduce the fabric surface tension and will have a negative effect on the fabric performance.

– HH® advises to use a technical washing product and to follow the instructions given by that product.

– In cases where no technical washing products exist, and you only have the option of normal washing products, one can wash using very little liquid washing product with no additives (without perfume, foam or softener). A second rinse cycle with water is preferred to remove any detergents that might be left behind on the surface. It is important to remove excess detergent, as it might affect the performance of the fabric.

– After washing, you can safely tumble dry your water proof gear in order to re-activate the DWR treatment. Please always follow the garment care label for drying instructions.

How should I wash and dry my down jacket?

Always check and follow the care label instructions as they might be specific to that product. However, here are some general guidelines on how to wash a down jacket. These should not replace the instructions on the care label. 

– Down jackets should be washed at the temperature and the cycle instructed on the care label.

– It is important to set the machine on one extra rinse cycle, to ensure that all the detergent has been removed from the down feathers.

– After the wash and when wet, the jacket will weigh more, so please handle it with care.

– It is advised to scoop, rather than pull the garment out of the washing machine. Do not shake or twist the garment to remove the excess water at this stage. Rather press out excess water when the jacket is lying flat.

We recommend washing and drying down products separately to avoid unnecessary friction. We do not recommend hand washing of down garments as it is very difficult to remove the washing detergent properly. Handwashing will also lead to excessive mechanical tensions on the fabric and seams.

To ensure the garment is dried evenly after washing, we suggest setting a long tumble drying program at a temperature suggested on the care label. Once the jacket is dry, you can add two to three dryer balls into the dryer (tennis balls will also work). This is to help gain extra loft between the down feathers. We do not recommend ironing your down jacket. This will compress the down inside the jacket and might damage the outer fabric.

Are animals treated well?

Yes, Helly Hansen only source from producers who treat their animals with respect and dignity. This includes no force-feeding, no live-plucking, and no mulesing. The animals should be treated responsibly, and to ensure their welfare, we require that all our suppliers of wool, down, and leather, apply to our Code of Conduct.

When and why should I wash my down jacket?

The down layer in your garment functions as thermal insulation to keep you warm. Taking good care of this layer will extend the lifetime of the garment.

How often to wash your jacket will depend on how often and how harsh you use your jacket. After a period of use, the down inside your down jacket might start to cluster and lose its puffiness (or “loft”). This will inhibit the performance of the insulating properties of the garment. 

To revive the performance of the down, it is important to wash your down garment to fluff the down back to its original shape. Down is a natural material, so washing down products will also help prevent the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms.

 

Does Helly Hansen use mulesing-free wool? Are the sheep treated well?

We use 100% mulesing-free Merino wool and all our merino wool is ZQ certified.

Is the down "responsible"?

Yes. To ensure that no birds are harmed in the making of our products, 100% of the down we use is fully traceable and RDS-certified.

How should I wash and dry my Lifa® base layers?

Always check the care label and follow the instructions. However, here are some general guidelines on how to wash Lifa® products. These should not replace the instructions on the care label. 

– Lifa® products are machine washable; follow the care instructions for temperature and cycle. We recommend using the wool program for these products.

– Do not tumble or heat dry. Only air/hang to dry.

– Always use the least amount of detergent as possible and if the base layer contains wool (Lifa® Merino), please use wool detergents.

Due to the nature of these products, we can recommend to hand wash directly after each use in lukewarm water to avoid bacteria and odor build up.

Does Helly Hansen use recycled materials?

Yes, almost all of our nonwoven insulations contain 80% post-consumer recycled polyester. We also have managed to replace around 70% of our fleece fabrics with recycled content. We are steadily increasing the volume of recycled materials every season.

How and when should I reapply "durable water repellency" or DWR?

DWR stands for durable water repellency - it is a surface treatment on the fabric of waterproof gear. The performance of the DWR will decrease over time and wear. You don’t have to re-apply the DWR after each wash, but should rather reactivate it with tumble drying or ironing, always see the care label instructions for what is possible for your gear.

A good sign that it is time to re-apply a DWR treatment is when the water and rain droplets do not bead off the jacket surface after you have washed and tumble dried your gear.

Applying a DWR treatment is a simple process that takes place after washing your garment and before you tumble dry it. Usually there are two types of applications — a wash-in that involves the washing machine and a spray-on that allows you to apply the DWR treatment without a washing machine.

Whatever product you choose, always read and follow the label and instructions of the manufacturer. Helly Hansen does not have any preferred product, but some leading brands in the market include Nikwax and Grangers.

Is DWR bad for the environment?

Not all DWRs are created equal. Historically, most DWRs employed a long-chain (C8) fluorocarbon-based treatment whose by-products are toxic for the environment. The PFCs in DWR are both bad for the environment but also high performing (very waterproof). So, we are constantly working to create waterproof/breathable gear with limited use of DWR treatments. Some of our DWRs are C0, which means that they are PFC free and better for the environment. We are also introducing a new technology for our FW20 Collection that is waterproof/breathable without the use of DWR treatment. We will continue to innovate our technologies in order to minimize our negative impact on the environment.

Should I wash my waterproof gear?

It is important to wash your waterproof garment whenever needed. Washing your garments will remove contaminating substances such as oils, dirt and salts from the surface and restore the surface tension of the fabric, keeping it clean and dry which in return help the membrane perform at its best.

How should I wash my wool products?

Wool is a natural fiber that has excellent thermal properties, but these fibers can felt (tangle) under mechanical friction, pressure, and heat when humid. Extra attention needs to be given to your wool products during the washing and drying cycles in order to keep the garments in their best condition.

 

Always check the care label and follow the instructions. However, here are some general guidelines on how to wash woollen products. These should not replace the instructions on the care label. 

 

We recommend that you always use the ‘wool’ program on your washing machine if the care label instructions mention it. Use wool detergent and avoid standard washing detergents. To help keep the original shape of the garment, lay the garment flat when drying. Do not twist the garment to remove excess water.

 

If hand-wash instructions are mentioned in the care label, make sure not to rub or agitate the garment when wet and handle with care. Use wool detergent and avoid standard washing detergents.

 

Do not use heat to dry your wool products.

Are there any chemicals in Helly Hansen products?

One of the main chemicals used in sportswear is PFAs in durable water repellent treatments (DWRs).We have developed 56% of the sportswear fabrics in PFAS-free DWR, and all kids’ products are now with PFAS-free treatments. We have also developed a new technology for our Fall/Winter 2020 Collection that is waterproof/breathable without the use of DWR, and we hope to expand more on the use of this groundbreaking technology.

Since 2008, we have been a member of bluesign® – a widely recognized and independent system that acts as a global guiding tool for the entire textile industry’s production chain.The goal is to ensure that products are produced environmentally responsibly and pose no health hazards. 92% of Helly Hansen’s fabrics used for the sports category and 60% of the fabrics used for Workwear were bluesign® approved in 2018. 25% of the trims were bluesign® approved.