LAWRENCE, Mass. -- Malden Mills Industries, Inc., announces that all Polartec(R) fabrics produced over the past sixteen years are now recyclable through Patagonia's expanded Common Threads Recycling Program.
Mills CEO, Michael Spillane, states, "Since the Polartec(R) brand was
launched in 1991, we have produced enough fabric to create over 300
million garments worldwide. The breakthrough to be able to recycle this
fabric now creates a huge new 'closed-loop' resource for recycled
polyester. Recycled garments can be broken down into raw materials and
used to create new environmentally friendly yarns that can be sourced
for the next generation of Polartec(R) fabrics."
Common Threads Recycling Program will take back not only Patagonia
branded fleece, Capilene and cotton tees, but also any garment that
contains the Polartec(R) sew-in label or can be documented to be
Polartec(R) fabric. Consistent, high quality fibers and tightly
controlled manufacturing make Polartec(R) a natural resource for
polyester recycling processes.
Beginning January 29th, 2007,
consumers will be able to return garments that have exhausted their
natural life to Patagonia retail stores, or Reno Service Center, in
person or by mail. Malden Mills VP of Marketing, Carol Valianti,
states, "Recycling garments will be a major shift in consumer habits
and it will take time for consumers to understand how it works and what
the benefits are for the environment. But we believe this is a major
step in the right direction as oil becomes more scarce and consumers
become increasingly aware of today's environmental issues." She adds,
"And consumers are increasingly willing to put their actions and
dollars behind being 'green'."
For more information visit www.polartec.com and www.patagonia.com/recycle.
in Lawrence, Massachusetts, Malden Mills is the worldwide producer of
high-quality Polartec(R) branded fabrics used in products that require
extreme performance. For more information please visit our website at
All Polartec(R) Fabrics Now Recyclable Through Patagonia's Common Threads Recycling ProgramWednesday, 31 January 2007
Malden Mills Industries, Inc., announces that all Polartec(R) fabrics produced over the past sixteen years are now recyclable through Patagonia's expanded Common Threads Recycling Program.
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