Synthetic Fleece Replacements
Polyester fleece contributes to the cycle of plastics production, disposal and waste. Realfleece wool-based fleece is natural and provides work for sheep who can be managed for eco-balance. It has been introduced by New Zealand-based 'Icebreaker' and will be making its debut in the 2010 Fall/Winter clothing line.
Implications - Do not be surprised if this form of synthetic fleece replacement takes off -- after thirty years of fluffy jackets, it's time for an upgrade.