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Jack Wolfskin’s 100% recycled Blizzard

Polartec Windbloc fabrics sandwich the Texapore Ecosphere membrane.

12th August 2021

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Germany


German engineered outdoor apparel and gear specialist Jack Wolfskin will launch the first ever fully recycled, three-layer men’s Blizzard jacket for the Autumn/Winter 2021 season.

It will sit alongside a range of vintage-inspired garments that use Polartec 100% recycled content.

Jack Wolfskin has been working with Malden Mills, the 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.

The 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, comprising iconic, heritage-inspired styles featuring cutting edge, sustainable technologies.

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.

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