Published February 16th 2015

«Heim» Smock – Stone

Ventile 100% cotton. Colourway «Stone».

Operation Heim WWII WW2 smock artctic British Windproof Vemork

Produced in a very limited quantity in conjunction with the Feb – Mar 2015 exhibition «Operation Heim» at Paleet, Oslo. The exhibition commemorates the the WWII efforts and operations of resistance – the extraordinary men and women who would go as far as to sacrifice their lives to ensure that Norway would some day again regain its freedom. The jacket was issued to dedicated brave men of the resistance; commandos and SOE agents (Special Operation Executive) who fought alongside local resistance. Unconventional fighters that, if discovered and arrested while operating in clandestinity, faced the worst of repercussions.

100% cotton Ventile®. Ventile® is densely woven from 100% cotton using the world’s finest long staple fibre. The fabric is not coated or laminated, yet the combination of the dense weave and the swelling properties of the fibres when wet provide excellent weatherproofing. Ventile® utilises the finest, long staple fibres, only found in the top 2% of the world’s crop. Its history stretches back to the late 1930s and the beginnings of WWII, as Britain worked hard to develop a protective fabric that could become the perfect mix of comfortability and warmth – more specifically to lower the casualties of pilots dropping into cold waters, most who would die from exposure. Ventile lowered the death-rate by 80%.


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