Nicolas Rochat, owner and CEO of Mover, wasn’t always a plastic free pioneer. In fact, after purchasing the Swiss outdoor sportswear brand in 2004, his first collections featured a whole host of synthetics from polyester and polyamide to nylon. But a few years on, Rochat was faced with “facts that destroyed the fiction”: natural fibres were more breathable and better at thermoregulation, and plastic was polluting every inch of the environment.
After a period of transition, Mover drew a line under synthetics, becoming totally plastic free, right down to the zips, drawstrings, and packaging.
Now, with a brand new plastic-free collection with international sailing competition SailGP being launched—devised in collaboration with A Plastic Planet—we asked Nicolas about the move away from plastic, the new collection, and what the future holds for plastic free sportswear.