Albuquerque, NM. May 27, 2020

Black Diamond’s “HighLine” rain jacket just won the coveted 2020 Outside Magazine Gear of the Year Award.  The award marks a pivotal scientific breakthrough because the best performing rain jacket also uses the most sustainable fluorocarbon (PFC) free technology


Green Theme Technologies (GTT) and their key global brand partners now deliver a radical technology solution.  EMPEL™ Molecular Water Protection created by GTT now bonds the highest water repellent performance to fabrics without using fluorocarbons (PFCs) or palm oils. The breakthrough technology is independently certified as safe by Okeotex and pollutes no water in the production process.


Toxic fluorocarbons (PFCs) are commonly found around the world in our clothing, drinking water and our bodies. The first major lawsuits against PFOA and PFOS contamination began in 2001.  Since that time, more than $1B US dollars have been awarded to individuals and States in PFC class action lawsuits. In 2009, the Stockholm Convention listed PFA’s as “persistent organic pollutants” because they don’t break down over time (Persistent), build up in our bodies (Bioaccumulate), and cause cancer and fatal illnesses (Toxic pollutants).  WHY then do some Outdoor Clothing and Equipment companies keep using toxic PFC chemistries to waterproof their clothing and equipment?


Until now, PFC free water proofing technologies didn’t work in the rain to keep people dry.  The problematic choice between performance or the environment is now solved for water repellent chemicals.  The winning solution: the best performance products for consumers must also eliminate pollution for the planet. 

GTT has a simple expression to describe this business model, “Performance for the Planet”.

GREEN THEME TECHNOLOGIES: is a fabric innovation company converting the water polluting textile industry to a sustainable water-free performance solution.