Industry Press Release

Goldwin® Ski Apparel is Lighter and Warmer


Innovative Layering System Creates Ideal Solution for Changing Climates

Los Angeles, CA (January 15, 2014) — Sixty years of technical fabric innovation come together in the simple, solid, sophisticated skiwear collection from industry leader GOLDWIN. 

Known for being understated and a trailblazer, GOLDWIN combines extraordinary KODENSHI® warmth and ultra-lightweight layering to create a new collection that embodies the true meaning of LITE:  Lightweight, Innovative, Tested and Exclusive.

The 2014-15 GOLDWIN Collection is a modern, streamlined twist on multi-functional ski apparel for men and women.  Utilizing ground-breaking KODENSHI® fiber technology,  GOLDWIN has developed a handcrafted, climate-adaptable clothing collection that is less than the average weight and warmer than most conventional thermal-fabric skiwear on the market.

What Is Kodenshi®?

KODENSHI® creates optimum warmth for winter sports with Goldwin’s ecologically-enhanced, lightweight fabrics unlike the heavier thermal materials used on most outdoor garments.  Developed by Firbest Company Ltd., KODENSHI® high-performance material naturally absorbs heat released from the body and efficiently retains warmth at a comfortable level.  KODENSHI ® is ideally suited for skiwear, , middle layers, base layers and winter sports clothing.

KODENSHI® insulation was developed exclusively for GOLDWIN in partnership with PrimaLoft®.  PrimaLoft® is regarded as a research and development leader in high performance insulations and performance fabrics, which provide warmth and comfort from head to toe.

Constructed for such world-class athletes as the Sweden Alpine Ski Team, Goldwin’s simple, solid and sophisticated styling translates equally well for recreational weekend skiers and outdoor enthusiasts.  With 33 outer and 17 middle layers in the collection, Goldwin products are functional and easily adaptable to any climate.

The GOLDWIN Collection is comprised of clean lines, subtle detailing, uncompromising fabrics and superior craftsmanship.  The company only uses the finest technologies, including Gore-Tex®, Gore Windstopper®, Dermizax® , PrimaLoft, G-Tec Plus and Neverdor. 

When it comes to skiing, GOLDWIN is best-of-class.  It’s enthusiastic supporters are special individuals who love the sport and seek the ultimate in equipment and apparel.  The name GOLDWIN was derived from the gold medal winners who stand above the rest as true champions of their sport.  The name carries over to its products and the fashion and performance they deliver.  Stubbornly conscientious and scrupulously precise.  This has always defined GOLDWIN, from its early beginnings to today, continuing its unwavering pursuit of excellence.


Founded in 1951, Goldwin originated as a family business, producing hiking socks and assorted accessories.  Sensing a growing consumer interest in sports, Goldwin switched to the manufacturing of sports apparel three years later.  Today, Goldwin is one of the industry’s leading producers of high-end sports apparel for a multitude of s