Did you know?….. Fleece is made from water bottles!

October 17, 2015

Did you know?….. Fleece is made from water bottles!

Wanna cuddle up to a soft, cuddly, cozy….plastic bottle?!?! We do! T-shirt Quilt Cafe’s signature fabric is fleece. We only use high quality anti-pill polar fleece for several reasons but one that may surprise you is: each yard of polar fleece recycles 23 plastic boles that would otherwise end up in landfill!

Who came up with such a brilliant idea? No, not Old Navy (although the jingle will forever stick: Old Navy, Old Navy, Old Navy Performance….) Most credit is given to Mr. Aaron Feuerstein. His factory, Malden Mills began spinning plastics into yarn for a little company called Patagonia who wanted a wool alternative. In the early 90’s the fabric was for sale to the public for the first time. Fast forward and polar fleece is everywhere today. Your probably wrapped up in your ‘As Seen On TV’ Snuggie Onesie as we speak. If your not a Snuggie fan you should at the least cuddle up on your couch with a fleece T-shirt blanket! www.tshirtquiltcafe.com