The Evolution of Fleece

Ever wonder how the modern synthetic fleece came about? The New York Times magazine recently published an article, “The Evolution of Fleece, From Scratchy to Snuggie”, which takes a historical look at the product category Polartec invented. Polartec fleece products are now more lightweight, warm, functional, versatile and durable than ever. And we keep working […]

Polartec to Use Recycled Plastic Bottles AND Recycled Fabric Waste

On the heels of launching REPREVE 100 – Polartec is again partnering with Unifi to bring another innovation of recycled fabric to market. Last year, Polartec introduced Repreve 100 – a 100% PCR yarn, made from recycled plastic bottles. Today, Polartec announced it will start adding fabric waste to Repreve 100, continuing a commitment to […]

Two ispo Awards for Polartec

The Polartec team is converging upon Munich, Germany for the annual ispo tradeshow and we’re incredibly excited to be greeted by not one, but two coveted ispo Awards. The North Face Kishtwar jacket, featuring Polartec Power Shield Pro fabric, won an Outdoor ispo Award in the textile category. Likewise, Patagonia’s new R3 HiLoft Hoody, made with […]

Polartec partners with Unifi to create 100% PCR fabrics

Here’s some big news we’ve just released about our new, exclusive partnership with Unifi. Polartec will soon be using Unifi’s Repreve 100 yarn, made from 100% post-consumer recycled content, aka used plastic bottles. By this time next year, you’ll be able to buy garments made with 100% PCR from companies like The North Face, Patagonia, […]