Ortovox has introduced Swisswool – its fair-trade virgin wool from Switzerland – into its Classic Knit inserts and Classic Wool Gloves. Their manufacturing is farmed out to Heratex, a knitting company based in Styria, Austria. Ortovox has also launched its Trace ski tour backpack, manufactured by a fair-trade Vietnamese company. The Trace is lightweight and has inner and outer foam layers to protect wearers against the bulk of emergency equipment. Finally, Ortovox has produced a new, lightweight (580 g) Beast Shovel, designed to be used in case of avalanche.