Polyester is naturally water repellent and performs well in the outdoors.
We use both virgin and recycled polyester in many of our products to enable durability and longevity. But we're not alone in the widespread use of this synthetic fiber that’s derived from petroleum. In 2021, the global production of polyester reached 57 million metric tons for the clothing industry alone.
Where We Are
To decrease our dependence on virgin petroleum as a source of raw materials, we have dramatically increased our use of recycled polyester. For our Fall 2022 season, we used more recycled polyester than any other fiber, diverting material that might otherwise end up in landfills.
Our goal is to completely move away from using virgin polyester by 2025.