In response to increased consumer awareness of environmental issues and demand for eco friendly products, Berghaus will be launching a world exclusive recycled fleece in its autumn/winter 2007 collection. Berghaus and its long-term partner Polartec® are introducing new fabrics so that all Polartec® materials in the Berghaus range will be made from recycled fleece. Among the recycled fabrics being used is a Berghaus world exclusive - Recycled Polartec® Thermal Pro 200. Patagonia have been doing it for years, of course, but it's good to see a mainstream brand like Berghaus help the industry towards what will surely be an environmental tipping-point.
How recycled fleece is made
The process to produce the new fabric begins with post-industrial waste, including yarn and fabric by-products. These are then made into polyester chips which are melted and purified before the molten mix is turned into a fibre. Once this fibre is spun into yarn, it can be made into the fabrics which appear in the new Berghaus Polartec® products.
The Sangar jacket (shown) is made from the Recycled Polartec® Thermal Pro 200 with reinforcement on the shoulders and hips provided by Berghaus’ Airfoil fabric, making it ideal for use with a rucksack. Berghaus are also using Recycled Polartec® Classic 300 fleece in the men’s and women’s Polarplus IA fleece, and Recycled Polartec® Thermal Pro 200 in the men’s and women’s Activity Jacket IA. These styles are already popular jackets in the range and now have the added attraction of being more environmentally friendly.
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Written by Graham Thompson
Friday, 22 June 2007
Posted by Trail at 09:28