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Discussion on How Polar Polyester and Fleece is Made

Polar Fleece was created in the 1970s. Sometime later its production became mostly from recycled materials. While we’ve seen TV shows and read articles about the fabric’s construction, it’s still a interesting to learn how oil, or a soda bottle, becomes a fuzzy, warm fabric.

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WNYC public radio did a segment on the construction of polyester and synthetics, which includes polar fleece. Listen to the half-hour segment here, or on the WNYC website.

WNYC.org segment on The Leonard Lopate Show: Please Explain: Polyester and Synthetics

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