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Born from a small family factory in Ikast, Denmark, where Carla Soren Thygesen started the production of underwear for children and women in 1931, Thygesen Textile Vietnam has grown over the last 90 years to become a leading textile manufacturer.

Led today by women, Thygesen has created a strong manufacturing capacity with cutting-edge technology, a skilled labor force, and professional administration. Alongside quality, Thygesen has deep commitments to their values of Trust, Honesty, Decency, Sustainability, and Innovation including holding ISO9001, ISO13485, Oeko-Tex 100, SA8000:2014, and WRAP certificates to demonstrate a high commitment to complying with quality standards and social responsibility.

They are also members of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Better Work program, which brings together all levels of the garment industry to improve working conditions and respect for labor rights for workers.


We work with fabrics that look amazing, feel great and are excellent choices for the planet. Why? Because up to 2/3 of the sustainability impact of clothing happens at the raw materials (a.k.a. fabrics) stage. Making good choices about the fabrics we use determines how you'll care for your garment, and the impact of its whole lifecycle.   


In alignment with our commitment to sustainability, our adventure performance fabric stands as a formidable material crafted by Maxland Sportswear in Taiwan.

Comprised of 75% Global Recycled Standard certified recycled nylon and 25% spandex, this fabric showcases our dedication to environmental responsibility. Recycled nylon, a key component of this fabric, is crafted from post-consumer and pre-consumer nylon waste, including discarded fishing nets, fabric scraps, and industrial plastics. Through innovative recycling processes, these materials are transformed into high-quality nylon fibers, reducing waste in landfills and oceans. With a luxurious peached finish on one side, our fabric offers a remarkably soft hand feel, enhancing comfort during wear.

Moreover, the fabric doesn't just look good—it's got your back against those sneaky sunbeams with built-in 50+ UVA protection, giving you peace of mind under the sunny skies!

Used in: all alder activewear


Our Recycled Twill nylon fabric features built-in stretch and PFC-free durable water resistance. Crafted from a sophisticated blend of 86% recycled nylon and 14% recycled spandex, this fabric is meticulously sourced through our partner, Maxland Sportswear's mill in Taiwan.

When it comes to sustainability, we're committed to making a difference. Our recycled nylon is meticulously crafted from both post-consumer and pre-consumer nylon waste, encompassing materials such as fishing nets, fabric scraps, and industrial plastic. By repurposing these materials, we play our part in mitigating waste in landfills and oceans. Additionally, our recycled spandex is derived from a blend of pre and post-consumer waste, e.g. extracted from garments, decontaminated, and transformed into new yarn. This process ensures durability and longevity, contributing to a more sustainable fashion industry.

Used In: Take a Hike 4.0, Surf's Up Cargo Shorts, Chaco x alder Cargo Shorts, and the essential Go Explore Pants.


You'll exclusively find our twill modal blend fabric in one product: our best-selling open air pants. This fabric consists of 94% Modal and 6% spandex. Modal fiber, derived from regenerative beech tree cellulose, is a sustainable alternative to cotton, requiring significantly less water—up to 10-20 times less—during growing, along with less land resources. Known for its exceptional softness, modal provides a silky handfeel that surpasses cotton.

Additionally, modal offers thermal regulation suitable for various weather conditions, along with breathability and resistance to pilling. With excellent dye retention properties to reduce fading over time compared to other fabrics, modal is also biodegradable, making it an eco-friendly choice. In short, it's the ideal fabric for all your adventures.

Used In: Open air pants


Dive into your next aquatic adventure with our swimwear fabric, sourced from Carvico and crafted with ECONYL® yarn—a 100% regenerated nylon fiber made from discarded fishing nets, carpet flooring, and industrial plastics collected worldwide. Made with 78% Polyamide from Regenerated Nylon & 22% Elastane, it's your ultimate fabric for all adventures, offering UPF 50+ sun protection, shape retention to keep you sleek both in and out of the water, and resistance to pilling for long-lasting wear. Plus, it's tough enough to handle sunscreen, oils, and chlorine without skipping a beat!

While even the finest fabrics may show some sun-kissed love over time, a quick rinse after each wear will help keep this fabric looking fresh and fabulous, ensuring you can enjoy it for many aquatic adventures to come!

Used In: alder Swimwear

COTTON | alder workwear

Workwear fabric isn't just about durability—it's about being tough enough to handle anything and still look good doing it. Our fabric, with its 97% cotton and 3% spandex blend, is like your trusty sidekick, ready to tackle any challenge with you. Clocking in at around 275 grams per square meter, it's the perfect balance of tough and flexible, so you can move freely throughout your workday. Our fabric isn't your average textile—it's sourced through our reputable Taiwanese partner, Maxland.

Plus, with cotton as the star of the show, you're getting all the perks of this natural, breathable material that keeps you cool when the pressure's on. And let's not forget about that 3% spandex, adding just the right amount of stretch for those moments when you need to bend, jump or twirl. So go ahead, conquer your day in style with our workwear fabric. Who said work clothes have to be boring?

Used In: alder Workwear