The North Face has re-launched one of its largest product lines using recycled materials. Originally introduced in 2013, its ThermoBall range of jackets, which use synthetic Primaloft insulation instead of real goose down, will now be made using recycled polyester fabric and recycled Primaloft insulation made from plastic bottles diverted from landfills.
The ThermoBall line is best-known for its no-compromise jackets that have the lightweight warmth and compressibility of down jackets, but the wet-weather performance of synthetics. It’s especially good for hiking. The brand said:
Insulated, eco-conscious hoodie for superior warmth on cold hikes. Made from post-consumer recycled content, ThermoBall™ ECO powered by Primaloft ® provides the same lightweight and packable all-weather warmth as our original ThermoBall™ in an environmentally friendly design.
As of November 2018, you can find both the male and female version on the US North Face website in either an adult hoodie or full-zip version in six colours. I’ll update you when it’s on the UK website too.