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Weekend Essentials
Anywhere. Anytime. These are the most valuable fashion pieces to any weekend wardrobe.
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Safety Colors
If safety is the number one goal, then highly visible colors will get a person noticed.
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Athleisure Style
Fashion doesn't have to be benched at the gym door. Partner favorites with fresh athletic contenders for a knockout look.
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Retail Styles
This season's stand outs include sueded tees, flowly raglans and fleece joggers.
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Eco Friendly Apparel
People are realizing the benefits of living a sustainable lifestyle by choosing organic products.
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Fun Facts About Fleece

Winter is here again and in full swing! Now is a great time to make smart choices on the best way to stay warm. Fleece is a special fabric for a number of reasons, and it is one of the best for keeping warm both indoors and outdoors. Enjoy these fun facts about this fabulous fabric:

1. Fleece fabric is named after the woolen coat of a sheep, as it was manufactured to imitate the best qualities of wool. And it is not itchy, unlike a lot of wool products. Fleece is also generally more inexpensive than wool, so the same warmth can be attained at a reasonable price!

2. It is a very durable fabric because it is made up of Polyethylene terephthalate, more commonly known as PET. This is the plastic commonly used in standard soda and detergent bottles. Believe it or not, the same polymer that makes up soda bottles is what makes this soft fleece material. These synthetic fibers are composed of this same strong plastic, so you can be sure it is a very durable material. It is unlikely to fray, pill, or unravel as other fabrics tend to do.

3. Fleece is made with a special technique to make it extra soft. The fabric is run through a napping machine that rubs bristles over the surface to give them a fuzzy feeling. This quality makes it perfect for mid-weight pullovers and as the inside fabric of standard sweatshirts.

4. It is extremely warm because it is such a strong fabric that dries quickly. It was originally manufactured with outdoor applications in mind, but its superior warmth has increased its popularity for indoor use as well as the base fabric for a variety of blankets and lounge pants.

5. Fleece is very lightweight, which also makes it a great alternative to wool products. Fleece is found in a variety of thicknesses, but each weighs a fraction of its woolen equivalent in warmth. Its light weight makes it a great choice for outdoor adventures like hiking and camping. This is enhanced by its extra warmth and the fact that it generally does not take up much space in a backpack for the conditions when it is not needed.

6. Fleece is a great material for vests. Fleece vests are perfect for a lot of outdoor activities in chilly weather. The chest is one of the most important places to protect for the ultimate warmth, and vests have that ability. Fleece vests free up the arms for mobility while really protecting the chest and holding onto the very important body heat. You may wonder how people keep warm in just a long sleeve t-shirt or long sleeve thermal with a vest, and it is because a well-insulated torso retains an unbelievable amount of body heat.

92% polyester/ 8% spandex; 92% polyester / 8% spandex ripstop; Durable water repellent treated face; Toggled draw string waist; Velcro adjustable cuff; Zippered interior map pocket; Two front zippered pockets; Zippered chest map pocket with reflective tape accents; Fleece lined interior pockets; Sherpa neck warmer; Interior media loop;

Walls Outdoor YJ342 Men's Storm Protector Sherpa Lined Jacket

1x1 rib cuffs; Two-button placket with bottom box stitch reinforcement; All JERZEES youth products and packaging comply with the tracking label requirements of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act;

Jerzees 437YL Youth 5.6 oz. SpotShield Long-Sleeve Jersey Polo

3.7 oz., 65% polyester, 35% viscose; 30 singles; Marble colors are 3.5 oz., 91% polyester, 9% combed ringspun cotton, 40 singles; Easy, drapey fit; Dolman half sleeves; Sideseamed; Seam up center back; Slightly cropped body length; Tear-away label;

Bella + Canvas 8825 Ladies' Flowy Boxy Half-Sleeve V-Neck T-Shirt



7. Fleece does not hold water, so it continues to be very breathable when wet. These hydrophobic qualities are often looked for in outdoor wear for use in winter and the colder parts of the fall and spring when precipitation and a chill are likely. This is one of the reasons fleece is a popular fabric for stadium blankets and exercise gear. Wet and heavy garments are just about the last thing anyone would want to wear while exercising.

8. It is an animal-product free version of wool, so it is vegan approved. As vegans refuse the usage of any animal byproducts, the fact that fleece is composed of entirely man-made materials makes it a perfect alternative for the warmth and comfort of wool.

9. Fleece is also very environmentally-friendly. Since it is made of man-made fibers, it can be created by using recycled plastic bottles and similar PET plastics. Fleece can even be re-created using recycled fleece! PET is one of the most practical plastics to recycle, and there is an abundance of it in post-consumer waste in the form of household product bottles. Because of its availability and ease of recycling, it is commonly found in a variety of polyester fabrics. For every meter of fleece that is manufactured, about eight soda bottles are kept out of a landfill. Each fleece product makes a positive impact on the environment.

10. Fleece should be washed at a lower temperature than other garments. One drawback people mention about fleece is its tendency to feel rough, but that roughing over time can be avoided by taking proper precautions in washing and drying fleece products. The low temperatures of water in the washing machine protect the integrity of the material. Fleece garments should be air-dried. Running fleece through the dryer is not good for the material, but it dries very quickly anyway because of its hydrophobic qualities. Ironing is also not recommended for fleece garments, as it can damage the material. However, the thickness of fleece keeps it from crinkling and requiring an iron to flatten.

Now you know all about the greatest attributes of fleece!

INSULATION: 140 gsm in body; 80 gsm in sleeves, hood and collar; SHELL: 100% nylon two-tone melange twill, 4 oz./yd2/135 gsm; LINING: 100% polyester mesh with moisture wicking; storm flap with metal snaps at top and bottom; inside placket with brushed tricot chin guard; thermal brushed tricot-lined collar and pockets; centre front autolock zipper; zip-off thermal hood with back adjustable tab; stretch storm cuffs with adjustable tabs and metal snaps; chest pocket with contrast reverse coil zipper and rubber toggle; thermal retention shockcord at hood and drop back hem; left sleeve pocket with metal snap closure; lower partially hidden pockets ;

Ash City - North End 78209 Ladies' Rivet Textured Twill Insulated Jacket

Body: 4.3oz./yd2 / 145 gsm, 100% polyester with water-resistant finish; Lining: 100% polyester fleece in body; 100% polyester taffeta in sleeves; Insulation: 80 gsm thermal poly fill in sleeves; Soft-touch flat knit inner collar with stripe detail; Center front vislon zipper; Inner rib storm cuffs with adjustable tabs; Inside adjustable shockcord at waist for flattering silhouette; Lower patch pockets with snap closure; Storm flap with hidden metal snaps;

Devon & Jones DG794W Ladies' Hartford All-Season Hip-Length Club Jacket

UTK cool.logik, Quick Dry, moisture wicking & UV protection; 100% polyester interlock, 4 oz./yd2/135 gsm; INSERTS: 100% polyester jacquard, 4.6 oz./yd2/155 gsm; UTK cool.logik jacquard panels on centre back, sleeves and sides; heat seal label; self fabric collar with collar stand; metal snap placket ; shaped sleeve hem;

Ash City - North End 88683 Men's Rotate UTK cool?logik Quick Dry Performance Polo

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