ReFleece upcycles old Patagonia fleece jackets into molded felt tablet cases. Literally cut from the same cloth, these fuzzy protectors compliment the tech-savvy expediter returning to the grid. To those who prefer skyscrapers to mountains, its minimal design, novel surface, and unique colors makes it coffee shop perfect for any urbanite.
More impressively, ReFleece’s original felting technology matches its smart look. Founders Sam Palmer and Jennifer Feller made sure to address the common criticisms of recycling. For example, collection costs for recycling can exceed those of landfill’s 5 to 1. They minimized this disparity by partnering with Palmer’s previous employer Patagonia. The leading outdoor company provided a pre-paved avenue for fleece collection by taking advantage of their existing stores and requesting their loyal customers to return their used jackets. ReFleece also procures post-industrial fleece from factories that would otherwise discard the unused material.
In case you had any doubt that ReFleece didn’t think of everything, all items are US-made, no materials are re-dyed, and they will take back your ReFleece to be ReFleeced again.
This New ReFleece Felting Method Turns Jackets into Tablet Cases
Olivia Chow — May 2, 2013 — Eco
References: refleece & kickstarter