Denali fleece jacket

Front view of a jacket showing two types of material used. Front view of a jacket showing two types of material used. Rear view of a jacket showing the logo on the back shoulder. Front view of a jacket showing the front and under arm zips open. Close view of a jacket showing the fleece fabric and label. Close view of a jacket showing the fleece fabric and label.
Front view of a jacket showing two types of material used. Front view of a jacket showing two types of material used. Rear view of a jacket showing the logo on the back shoulder. Front view of a jacket showing the front and under arm zips open. Close view of a jacket showing the fleece fabric and label. Close view of a jacket showing the fleece fabric and label.
Details
Object number
AIBDC : 006260
Date
2009

Description

This Denali fleece jacket, made with Polartec Classic300 fleece, by The North Face was introduced in 1989 since when it has sold in millions. As of 2009 these jackets have switched to being made of fleece with 87% recycled content made up of 20 % post consumer recycling (PCR), mainly PET bottles, and 80% post industrial recycling (PIR), mainly yarn scraps. Each jacket, compared with those made with virgin polyester, saves the equivalent of 33 lbs of CO2 and 0.83 gallons of petrol per jacket. Fleeces made from 100% PET bottles are no longer commercially available. This is because supply of the bottles was unreliable, they can only be made into spun fibres which are not capable of producing such high-performance fabrics as filament fibres, the fleeces were a bit scratchy and the yarns very expensive. However, although each jacket includes some virgin polymer, the use overall of recycled materials is considerably higher.
Designers & Manufacturers
Designer (Person)
Manufacturer

Inscriptions

sewn: "Polartec. The North Face." (chest)
Dimensions
Width
510mm
Length
750mm
Method Note
fibre
threads
fabric
construction
Material Note
plastic
polyester shell A orange
nylon shell B grey
PA
polyamide
recycled
Colour