KTC LAB is a data-driven R&D facility, collecting, among other things, garment life data via sensors, and using this data set to aid in the manufacture of innovative collections especially for KTC’s own brand, Mountain Force.
The LAB will also provide a new opportunity to develop a line of performance outerwear for the rental market, which creates an opportunity for a more sustainable, bespoke line of garments with a continued heavy focus on chic design.
The swissrent network of dealers throughout Switzerland will be the testing ground platform and data collections facility.
Currently, swissrent has 36 dealers in 27 locations, these all featuring outdoor sports rental equipment for Summer and Winter. swissrent already has a highly developed rental platform and application and can easily integrate new inventory into its system.
One of the end goals of our KTC LAB is to strive for a circular economy. Our collaboration efforts with our rental partners, and collection of data, as well as our focus on developing mono materials and recycling possibilities, KTC strives to formulate a circular economy model which perfectly complements our CSR efforts.