Polartec, the premium provider of innovative and sustainable textile solutions, announced updates around its exhibition at the Outdoor Retailer show in Denver, Colo recently. Polartec Eco-Engineering™ is realizing a long sought after breakthrough advancement enabling all Polartec products to be recyclable and biodegradable. This will enable the creation of the world’s first fully recycled and biodegradable fleece, other knits, fills, and breathable waterproof membrane via an additive that allows the materials to biodegrade under normal marine and landfill conditions. By partnering with three other leaders in their respective fields–Unifi and Intrinsic Advanced Materials–Polartec is now implementing biodegradability across its product line.

Polartec recently introduced Polartec® Power Air™, the first fabric technology engineered to reduce fibre shedding. By encapsulating lofted fibres within a multilayer, continuous yarn fabric construction, the revolutionary new platform offers advanced thermal efficiency that is proven to shed five times less than other premium ‘mid-layer’ weight fabrics. At the Outdoor Retailer show in the Polartec booth and in collaboration with WesterlindSwedish sportswear brand Houdini introduced its Power Air Houdi. Becoming available to consumers January 31 on houdinisportswear.com, the product is the unique result of Polartec innovation, and design from the Swedish sportswear brand which recently expanded its distribution to North America.

Polartec has annouced to introduce the new Polartec.com, a comprehensive information center for all Polartec fabric technologies including their features, benefits, and usage examples from customers. The new resource also includes updates on the brand, including information on the Polartec history of innovation, and ongoing Polartec Eco-Engineering™ developments.

PolarFleece, the world’s first technical fleece that set the standard for lightweight warmth and comfort, releases the Andover Shearling Pullover. It’s a modern-retro homage to the style first introduced in 1981, cut and sewn in New England from premium 100 per cent recycled Polartec® Classic shearling edition fleece. Custom-made for every customer, there are over 1 bn possible colour combinations to choose from on PolarFleece.com