This autumn/winter, the German-engineered outdoor apparel and gear specialist, Jack Wolfskin, will launch the first ever fully recycled, three-layer Polartec Windbloc fabric in its men’s Blizzard jacket. Co-developed by the two brands it will sit alongside a range of vintage-inspired garments that use Polartec 100% recycled content.
Jack Wolfskin has been working with Malden Mills (inventor of fleece and Polartec fabrics), and Polartec for 33 years. In 1988, Jack Wolfskin started using fleece fabrics from Malden Mills, just a few years after their invention in 1981. These fabrics became Polartec fabrics in 1991. In 1999, Jack Wolfskin launched its Polartec Recycling Collection which was one of the first ranges to market to use recycled content. The range is still strong today. This year, as Polartec celebrates its 30th anniversary, you could say that Jack Wolfskin has been a lifelong partner.
The recycled, exclusive Polartec Windbloc fabric that features in the Blizzard jacket uses a 100% Polartec recycled outer and inner. In between, is the waterproof, breathable, Jack Wolfskin Texapore Ecosphere membrane which is also made entirely from reused/recycled content. This combination offers the wearer superior wind protection, warmth, water repellence and breathability. As the name suggests, the Blizzard is great for bad weather.
The jacket will feature in Jack Wolfskin’s new Hike DNA Collection. This collection comprises iconic, heritage-inspired styles featuring cutting edge, sustainable technologies., including the Grizzly (above left) and Gecko (above right) jackets. To date Polartec has recycled more than 1.8 billion plastic bottles, turning them into high quality, long-lasting, technical fabrics such as those used by Jack Wolfskin.
More info: www.jack-wolfskin.co.uk www.polartec.com