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 Launches NeoShell and Liberates Adventurers

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 […]

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, […]