Winter has begun to claw back some of the weather. The summer has been so good, I guess it had to happen, but it’s been such a fantastic few months I think everyone’s a bit miffed to see it go. Anyway it’s already time to start unpacking some of the winter gear, thermal base layers, down jackets, long sleeve tops and bottoms, fleeces.
Fleeces, a fantastic invention. Take knackered old plastic bottles and by processing them turn them into polyester thread and make a textile. One which a certain manufacturer claims is a super friendly, hypoallergenic material. It doesn’t absorb water, break down in appearance or absorb odours. That’s why it’s the backbone for all our PolartecÂ® fabrics.
So why is it that there are so many absolutely stinking fleece jackets being worn by people? Aren’t the fabric treatment instructions clear? Have they run out of soap powder? You can tell it’s nearly winter when you start to get the whiff of a few crusty, sweaty fleeces.