AN INTRODUCTION TO SIX STORIES OF GORE-TEX PRODUCTS

Six Stories of GORE-TEX Products is an ongoing series that delves into the GORE-TEX brand’s pioneering partnerships with fashion and lifestyle brands around the world.

REMEMBERING BOB GORE

This introduction to Six Stories of GORE-TEX Products is dedicated to Robert W. “Bob” Gore, who passed away on September 17, 2020 at the age of 83. His scientific achievements created GORE-TEX Products and paved the way for advancements in industries as varied as performance fabrics, medical devices, space exploration and filtration.

A PROLIFIC INVENTOR

Bob’s commitment to research and development led to his 1969 discovery of a versatile new polymer form, expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE). The introduction of this groundbreaking new material opened a world of possibilities for products and further innovations. The substance provided myriad new product applications including GORE-TEX® Fabrics, the world’s first waterproof breathable outerwear and a product that through the years has become synonymous with the outdoors.

Bob’s innovative spirit shaped our Enterprise from the very beginning, paving the way for W. L. Gore & Associates to improve lives and industries. We will continue to build on his legacy with a commitment toward breaking new ground and developing solutions that make the world a better place.

Bret Snyder

Bob’s nephew, current Gore board chair & our new CEO Bret Snyder

SIX STORIES OF GORE-TEX PRODUCTS VOLUME 1

Date of release: 2014

Featured brand partners: BACKBONE, mastermind JAPAN, nanamica, nonnative, visvim, White Mountaineering

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SIX STORIES OF GORE-TEX PRODUCTS VOLUME 2

Date of release: 2017

Featured brand partners: ACRONYM®, adidas Originals, Bunney, New Balance, Norse Projects, Off-White™

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SIX STORIES OF GORE-TEX PRODUCTS VOLUME 3

Date of release: 2018

Featured brand partners: Arc’teryx Veilance, ASICS TIGER, Camper, Converse, Stone Island, nanamica The North Face Purple Label, Goldwin

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SIX STORIES OF GORE-TEX PRODUCTS VOLUME 4

Date of release: 2019

Featured brand partners: Herno, IISE, BYBORRE, adidas, Salomon, Nike

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