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Polartec Power Fill insulation gets sustainable upgrade Michelle Russell | 14 Jun 18

Polartec says its Power Fill insulation has received a sustainable upgrade and is now made from 100% post-consumer recycled materials.


Polartec launches 'Power Fill' insulation Michelle Russell | 19 Jan 18

US fabric maker Polartec has launched what it claims is a "best-in-class fill insulation" for outdoor clothing, adding to its stable of temperature-regulating performance fabrics.


Polartec launches sustainable fill insulation Beth Wright | 31 May 17

Fabric maker Polartec has unveiled what is claims is a "best-in-class" fill insulation, made with 80% post-consumer recycled content, rounding out its range of temperature-regulating performance fabrics.


Patagonia and Polartec boycott US outdoor show Michelle Russell | 13 Feb 17

A number of US outdoor brands including Polartec and Patagonia have withdrawn from this year's Outdoor Retailer show in Utah in protest over the state government’s public land policy, which they say doesn't support conservation and ignores the industry's contribution to the economy.


Polartec reveals revamped NeoShell waterproof fabric Beth Wright | 25 Oct 16

US performance fabric maker Polartec has unveiled a new version of its NeoShell waterproof fabric, specifically designed for Japanese apparel brand Teton Bros.


Polartec and Open Style Lab team up on inclusive fashion Michelle Russell | 3 Oct 16

US performance fabric maker Polartec has once again joined forces with MIT's Open Style Lab on a research programme to create functional and stylish clothing for people with disabilities.


A resilient outdoor industry seeks to broaden its base Debra Cobb | 15 Aug 16

With 29,000 visitors and 1626 exhibitors, this year's Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, which took place earlier this month in Salt Lake City, had its usual upbeat vibe. But there were signs that the outdoor industry is feeling the effects of 2016's "winter of our discontent," along with several retail bankruptcies, stock market disruptions in China, and the Brexit uncertainty in Europe.


Outerwear faces up to the challenge of climate change Debra Cobb | 18 Jan 16

Faced with downward pressure on demand from unseasonably warm weather, the outdoor industry is broadening its appeal to work across multiple end-uses. New product introductions at the recent Outdoor Retailer trade show included innovations in outerwear, performance denim, and wool.


Polartec develops cooling performance fabric Michelle Russell | 8 Jan 16

US performance fabric maker Polartec has developed what it says is its first cooling platform, a permanent mechanical wicking fabric designed for athletes performing in warmer climates.


Polartec to re-locate Massachusetts textile mill Michelle Russell | 18 Dec 15

Performance fabric maker Polartec is to close down its Lawrence, Massachusetts, textile mill and relocate to plants in New Hampshire and Tennessee due to what it says are capacity and marketing pressures and customer needs. 


Fibres and fabrics: Innovations in sports textiles Kitty So | 7 Oct 15

Sportswear innovators are focusing on growing demand for environmentally-friendly fibres and fabrics and lightweight materials that can keep sport consumers comfortable while optimising performance.


Fibres and fabrics: Multi-functional wool for outdoor wear Kitty So | 7 Oct 15

Apparel and textile companies worldwide are increasingly demanding lightweight wool for outdoor wear that can perform a variety of functions.


New fibre and fabric innovations for outdoor wear Leonie Barrie | 20 Feb 15

New eco-friendly fibre and fabric concepts that not only offer more sustainable choices for sportswear and outdoor apparel, but in many cases give improved functionality too, were on show at this month’s ISPO Münich trade fair. The natural performance of wool, plant-based laminates, ultra lightweight insulation and advanced temperature regulation were among the highlights.


ITALY: Pontetorto denies Polartec patent infringement lawsuit Michelle Russell | 14 Jul 14

Italian fabric manufacturer Pontetorto and Christian Weichert International Textile Agencies have denied claims they have had a patent infringement case filed against them by US performance fabric maker Polartec.


US: Polartec claims "first" breathable insulation technology Leonie Barrie | 3 Oct 13

Performance fabric maker Polartec has launched a new synthetic insulation technology that can be used to create what it describes as the "first-ever breathable 'puffy' garments."


US: Polartec hires VP of product management Katie Smith | 4 Jul 13

Performance fabrics manufacturer Polartec has appointed Doug Kelliher as vice president of product management.


US: Polartec appoints new CEO and CFO Katie Smith | 1 Nov 12

Performance fabric maker Polartec has appointed former Timberland president Gary Smith as chief executive officer and Joe Robinson as chief financial officer.


US: Polartec partner creates first 100% recycled garment Leonie Barrie | 21 Sep 12

Polartec partner brand Norrøna has launched its first sports garment made exclusively from returned and recycled bottles.


US: Polartec president Vecchione to step down Petah Marian | 17 Jul 12

Polartec president Andrew Vecchione has announced plans to step down on the appointment of a successor.


US: Unify to recycle fabric scraps into Repreve yarn Leonie Barrie | 29 Jul 11

Unifi Inc is taking its Repreve recycling scheme to another level by teaming up with fabric firm Polartec to turn polyester cut-waste back into its yarns.


just-style management briefing: BRICM countries offer new retail potential just-style.com | 1 Jun 11

The BRICM countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and Mexico) have long been regarded as sources of cheap quality fabrics and clothes. But as they grow wealthier they are increasingly being regarded as vital international export markets too.


US: Polartec to make use of Unifi recycled fibres just-style.com | 14 Jan 10

Performance fabrics maker Polartec LLC is to use recycled yarns from Unifi Inc as part of plans to shift much more production to recycled content by 2011.


US: Polartec to make use of Unifi recycled fibres just-style.com | 14 Jan 10

Performance fabrics maker Polartec LLC is to use recycled yarns from Unifi Inc as part of plans to shift much more production to recycled content by 2011.


US: Nike names Michael Spillane as new Converse CEO just-style.com | 12 Oct 09

Sportswear giant Nike Inc has named company executive Michael Spillane as the new CEO of its Converse unit, replacing Jack Boys who is retiring at the end of the year.


US: Nike names Michael Spillane as new Converse CEO just-style.com | 12 Oct 09

Sportswear giant Nike Inc has named company executive Michael Spillane as the new CEO of its Converse unit, replacing Jack Boys who is retiring at the end of the year.


SWITZERLAND: Outdoor groups coordinate sustainability efforts just-style.com | 29 Sep 09

The European Outdoor Group (EOG) and the Outdoor Industry Association(OIA) in the US have agreed to work together to co-ordinate their sustainability projects.


SWITZERLAND: Industry group seeks ‘End of Life’ solution just-style.com | 18 Sep 09

Work is underway to set up what is thought to be the first industry-wide ‘End of Life’ solution to limit the environmental impact of products designed and produced by fashion and footwear firms.


EU: New directive to boost textile and clothing recycling just-style.com | 18 Jun 09

Textile and clothing recycling is set to grow following recent EU legislation which nominated textiles as a “priority waste stream” because the recycling of textiles is deemed to bring with it significant environmental and economic benefit.


Speaking with style: Jonathan Petty, Patagonia UK Joe Ayling | 29 May 08

Rock climbing-inspired apparel and footwear brand Patagonia has pioneered the use of organic cotton and recycled polyester in its outdoor clothing and posted sales of US$330m last year. Joe Ayling interviews the company's UK sales and marketing manager, Jonathan Petty, to find out to what peaks an already ambitious sustainable business model can climb to next.


Performance apparel swells demand for moisture management fabrics just-style.com | 5 Jul 07

The market for moisture management fabrics is set to grow as apparel manufacturers shift their attention to the high-performance end of the sector and consumers place increasing importance on the performance of garments, according to a new report.

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