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 […]
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 […]
Well as has become tradition here at Polartec, we like to celebrate our good news with giveaways to our fans. Since Earth Day is fast approaching, what better time to have a little contest surrounding recycled style. This week’s Recycled Contest Package includes the following: A Fall 2011 Marmot Warmlight Jacket– made from Polartec Classic […]
At Polartec, we are always floored at the innovative ways that designers in all industries from the military, to bedding, to high fashion, use our fabrics to create incredible products. We always like to give credit where credit is due, but it turns out that it is way more fun if a well-known celebrity does […]
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 […]
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, […]
Check out this cool, short video about Unifi, a terrific Polartec partner that provides us with recycled polyester yarn.