Made with REPREVE®
In the US, only 30 % of plastic PET bottles are recycled. Together with REPREVE®, we want to change this by driving awareness around what products can be made with the bottles we all recycle. While there are other recycled fibers out there, REPREVE is different because of the quality, transparency and traceability the product has, which carries over into our innovative, high performance fabrics.
In 2011 Polartec is switching to Repreve 100, a 100% Post Consumer Recyled (PCR) fiber
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Watch the process of creating fleece made out of 100% Post Consumer Recycled plastic bottles.
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The Polartec® Recycled Product Line
We've been offering recycled Polartec® Classic fabrics since 1993. With recent yarn technology breakthroughs, the possibilities to improve and expand are endless. We now offer recycled content fabrics in every category ranging from super soft next-to-skin Polartec® Power Dry® to high loft Polartec® Thermal Pro® insulation to Polartec® Power Shield® performance soft shell fabrics. Polartec now offers a wide range of fabrics made with REPREVE. Though the actual recycled content of each style varies, we have made a corporate commitment to having a minimum of 50% recycled content in order to promote a style as recycled.
Some leading brands that use REPREVE based Polartec fabric include:
- The North Face
- Eddie Bauer
- 66 North
- Black Diamond
- Mountain Hardwear