Behold! The 2014 Polartec Apex Award Winners have been announced! From the far reaches of the globe, the Apex Award seek to award designers who use Polartec technologies to produce inspiring fabrics.
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 […]
Did you know Polartec is a major supplier to the US Military? Well, out of the company’s Lawrence, MA headquarters, Polartec has worked with the US Military for over a decade – developing new fabric technologies that protect our troops. No melt, no drip fleece that protects soldiers from skin burns during IED explosions? That […]
Check out this awesome segment that Outside TV shot at the Polartec factory in Lawrence, Mass. I like that they call us “cutting edge”-a bit of a pun, don’t you think?
In October, we announced our partnership with Moms and Jobs, Inc. (MoJo), a Boston-based social venture that provides sustainable employment opportunities, childcare, and career development for single mothers in the apparel manufacturing sector. Polartec provides discounted rates on its fabric for MoJo to use in its product line of apparel and logo-wear. MoJo employs a […]
Today, Polartec announced the launch of NeoShell®, the most breathable waterproof fabric available on the market today. We are obviously really excited about this fabric and for all of you to try it out. Thankfully, you won’t have to wait long, NeoShell will appear in Fall 2011 collections from some of the best outdoor apparel […]
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, […]