Super soft poly fiber made from plastic bottles
Despite growing public awareness of the problem, the rate at which our society produces plastic waste is not stopping, and with the lack of recycling efforts of plastic waste - including plastic bottles, these are jeopardizing our oceans, coastlines, and other environments.
In our effort to address this environmental impact, Arctic Eco-Sno proudly uses recycled fibres that are made from recycled materials including plastic bottles. Recycling plastic bottles for fabrics offsets using new petroleum, emitting fewer greenhouse gases, and conserving water and energy - making a BIG difference for our future.
The recycled fibres used for our collections undergo a process to embed properties such as moisture wicking, adaptive warming and cooling and water repellency to bring you reliable and durable clothing for your everyday adventures.
The first stage in creating the recycled and sustainable fabrics lies in collecting the plastic. The plastic is collected from a number of sources including beach cleans, ocean cleans, and post consumer waste from events and venues.
The plastic is sorted and baled before being crushed into thin flakes. The flakes are in turn transformed into granules through a hot air process, they are then dried and projected into high temperature tubes to form a thick liquid.
This paste then passes through a dye filter and ends in a strainer creating filaments. These filaments solidify through their contact with air, they are then drawn on hot metal rollers to realign the polyester molecules perfectly, ready to form the sustainable fabrics.
Produced yarns are used to make the base layer of your dreams. Designed with movement in mind, and made with 78% recycled materials, our buttery-soft, light-weight, and tech-performing base layers promise to deliver unbeatable comfort, warmth and breathability.