At Danefæ we approach making beautiful everyday coats with the same high-performance standards that are applied to technical outerwear for extreme weather conditions.This design process keeps us focused on style and aesthetics, while integrating a range of both hidden and visible technical features that allow our outerwear to perform in wet, windy, and cold conditions. Each of our coats has a style-specific hangtag that explains it’s particular technical features.Next tothat hangtag you will find hangtags describing the origins and manufacturing process of the garment. Learn more below.

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BSCI ( Business Social Compliance Initiative)

The BSCI is a leading supply chain management system that supports companies to drive social compliance and improvements within the factories and farms in their global supply chains. BSCI implements the principleinternational labour standards protecting workers’ rights such as International Labor Organization (ILO) conventions and declarations, the United Nations (UN) Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and guidelines for multinational enterprises of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

OEKOTEX

Means that both the materials and factories we work with are Oekotex certified. This certification ensures the health and safety of the product in terms of chemicals and processes used in manufacturing, from the consumer’s point of view.

SVANEMAERKE

A Danish certification ensuring that production of the products has had the least negative environmental and health impact possible.

DANEFÆ ORGANIC

Certifies that the garment is made with organically grown materials. (Our suppliers and fabrics are GOTS certified) GOTS certifies organic raw materials used, environmentaly respectfull production, treatment of production wastewater, and pledge to the ILO ensuring worker‘s health and rights

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Coating

A liquid layer, either Polyurethane or Acrylic, applied to the back side of the shell-fabric,that gives the garment it’s waterproofing and breathability qualities. The coating is lighter than a membrane, but more fragile to direct touch, and therefore must be protected behind a liner.

Membrane / Lamination

A film applied to the back side of the shell fabric that gives the garment it’s waterproofing and breathability qualities. The membrane / lamination is more durable in use than a coating, and is therefore used in un-lined garments.

Thinsulate

A brand of high-quality thermal padding that ensures - through frequent testing - that the padding offers the promised insulating-qualities.

Surface coating

A thin, water repellent, transparent coating put on top of the fabric surface to reduce the soaking of the fabricwhen exposed to moisture.

PFOA free coating

This indicates that the water repelling surface coating of the fabric does not contain PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic acid, also known as C8 and perfluorooctanoate) and PFOS (Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid or perfluorooctane-sulfonate). These are flourochemicals that can pollute in the production process.

Padding

The puffy insulating material put between outer fabric and liner. The weight and type of padding, plus the type of liner, determines how well the coat will insulate from the cold.A compact padding offers the same warmth as normal padding, it has just been compressed, making it less bulky and allowing for more fitted styles.

Fleece

A dense, soft polyester liner material, offering great warming quality. The big advantage of fleece is that it doesn’t get soaked when wet and is very lightweight.

Fuzzy fleece

Same as fleece, but with and open long-haired fur-like appearance, and extremely soft.

Stretch

When a garment is «stretch» it means that ALL materials used are stretch: shell fabric, coatings/membranes, liner, padding, taping and stitchings.The shell fabric weaving and yarn count is made so that the structure does not become open (letting in water or air) when stretched out. The obvious advantage of stretch is increased movement, comfort and possibility of a slimmer fit.

Taped Seams

When a garment is sewn together the assembly point of 2 pieces of fabric creates an interuption of the coating/membrane, and the sewing leaves behind tiny needle holes. To make sure that the garment stays waterproof, a waterproof tape is applied with a heating machine on the inside of ALL seams. On un-lined garments, you can see the taping on the inside of the coat (ex. Gritt, Blokhus, Vesterhav)

Breathability

This indicates the coating’s or membrane’s ability to let humidity (excess body heat and sweat) pass through.Due to how the coatings are made, the MM number value is often the same for waterproofness and breathability. With membranes, because of their thickness, there can be a small difference when entering higher MM ratings.

Water Resistance

This indicates the coating or membrane’s resistance to water infiltration. DTI (Danish Institute of Technology) categorizes a coat with a 3000mm resistance coating and taped seams as waterproof. The higher the water resistance MM count in the coating/membrane, the longer the coat will resist infiltration. All of our taped-seams garments have between 5,000mm and 10,000mm coating/membrane, putting themwell within the DTI standards for waterproof outerwear.

mm (milimeters)

The unit that the breathability and water resistance is measured in. A "mm/24 hours" rating refers to the amount of rainfall a fabric can withstand in a single day. For example, a 10,000mm waterproof rating means the garment can withstand 10,000mm of rainfall in a single day without letting moisture in. The higher the number, the more waterproof the garment will be. A fabric’s breathability is measured in g/m²/24 hours. This is an expression of how many grams of moisture vapor can pass through a square meter of material over a 24 hour period. The higher the rating, the more breathable the fabric.