Pontetorto Item 8852 M, aptly named “Biopile”, is the winner of the ECO PERFORMANCE AWARD, since it is, in all probability, the very first fleece pile that does not release microplastics. This makes it a more sustainable solution for rivers, lakes, and oceans. The brushed inner side of the fabric is 100% Tencel from Lenzing and is not made of polyester (like other fleece products). Tencel is a biodegradable fibre – even in salt water!
Consequently, if the tiniest of fleece particles separate when washed, they decompose in less than a year without any residue or risk to any living creatures. The fabric, which is currently offered in three grades, is the latest highlight from the Pontetorto Eco-System family. The smooth exteriors use 100% (recycled) polyester. “Biopile” combines all the advantages of a highly functional fabric with environmental protection as Tencel is a natural functional fibre. It exhibits very good climate control and moisture transport properties and is also the first fibre certified as biodegradable in sea water.