This autumn/winter, the German 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. As Polartec celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, you could say that Jack Wolfskin has been a life-long partner.
The recycled, exclusive Polartec Windbloc fabric in the Blizzard jacket uses a 100% Polartec recycled outer and inner. In between, is the waterproof, breathable, Jack Wolfskin Texapore Ecosphere membrane, also made entirely from reused/recycled content.
This combination offers the wearer superior wind protection, warmth, water repellency 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.
It includes iconic, heritage-inspired styles featuring sustainable technologies. To date, Polartec has recycled more than 1.8 billion plastic bottles, turning them into high quality, long-lasting, technical fabrics.