Not So Fantastic Plastic
The products you buy for cold weather include many choices. A few of those choices are style, brand, color, and material. Material is the choice that Steez Gear has made for our products. Our material is WOOL. We decided to use wool because it is nature’s miracle fiber. It can take a third of its weight in water and still insulate (keep you warm), it’s breathable, resistant to bacteria and holds dye very well which allows for vibrant colors. We could have used specially produced forms of polyester that attempt to mimic the properties of wool, but in the end they are more of a cheap scapegoat than anything. Polyesters are derived from PET, plastics coded 1. Some of these polyesters have wicking functions and many are used for athletic apparel; however, what drives its use is not its functionality but ultimately is the price point. Polyester is cheap. Wool is more expensive because it’s the real, natural, deal. We at Steez Gear will keep using quality materials to build quality products. Our vibrant wools make us the quality choice. Steez Gear strives to maintain a more responsible environmental stance by reducing the amount of plastic that gets dumped into the ground.