Ecobalance Brief 2014



Südwolle Group supporting European Outdoor Summit

The European outdoor summit is a relatively new industry gathering, first taking place in 2013 in Stockholm. It brings together manufacturers and brands in Europe that are part of the Outdoor Industry. This year it is hosted by the German Outdoor Group (Fachgruppe Outdoor) over two days in Tegernsee, southern Germany

It is a working conference rather than a trade show.  With speakers and educational topics, it has a key focus on sustainability, as well as other strategic issues facing the outdoor industry in Europe.

Merino is firmly part of the outdoor industry, as a natural product  with specific performance features that lends itself to adventure sports. Merino is here to stay as part of the fabric of the outdoor industry.

Südwolle Group is supporting the European Outdoor Summit in 2014. Our brand YIM has been, and continues to be a significant supplier of Merino to outdoor segment of the apparel market.  We are proud to be supporting this initiative and are looking forward to sharing the insights of the industry at the summit.

We hope to see you there.

24th June 2014



Südwolle Group is pleased to announce that our brand „YIM“ has received an award at the Performance Days, the functional fabric fair. We’d like to take this occasion to thank our YIM team for their strong efforts resulting in this success.

Moreover, our special thanks goes to the committee of Performance Days, who have selected us from such a “top-notch” group of candidates.

Hans-Georg von Schuh

Managing Director Sales



Ecobalance 2013



SÜDWOLLE GROUP has become bluesign® System Partner in June 2011

We are proud to announce that SÜDWOLLE GROUP has become a bluesign® System Partner with Yarn in Motion by Südwolle. The bluesign® certified products/product lines, have been manufactured at inspected production sites lines and comply with all aspects of the bluesign® standard. For these products only approved processes and technologies (components, materials and additives etc.) are used. The certification further confirms, that “all products are of top quality” (Information on which products or product lines are certified is given for each SÜDWOLLE GROUP brand independently).

The bluesign® standard is a comprehensive Input-Stream-Management-System that covers all "Environment, Health & Safety" (EHS) issues of the textile manufacturing chain. It includes several tools that allow mastering this complex task. Economic aspects are covered by a system allowing a resource analysis which shows the potential cost and resource savings in comparison to the "Best Available Technology".

The bluesign® standard meets all common standards worldwide and typically goes beyond their requirements in terms of resource management. In addition, working in compliance with the bluesign® standard leads to fulfilling various accepted “Restricted Substance Lists” (RSLs).

Please write to yarns‎@‎ for further information.

12th July 2011