October 1, 2009, marks the release of Ruff Wear’s new Climate Changer™ Fleece Jacket.
While the intent of this product is to keep your four-legged friend insulated from the cold when you’re trail running, hiking, or kicking around town, there’s something particularly special about this jacket.
The Climate Changer™ is one of the most recent additions to Ruff Wear’s eco-sensitive product line, featuring Polartec® Classic 200 recycled fleece fabric. Overall, the Climate Changer™ contains 87 percent recycled content, which minimizes the product’s carbon footprint, saving the energy equivalent of 7.2 pounds of carbon dioxide per jacket compared to virgin polyester.
“Ruff Wear strives to develop new products that leverage the latest carbon-reduction technologies while elevating overall product quality. Minimizing our environmental impact is a core tenet of the company and of the Ruff Wear brand,” said Patrick Kruse, Ruff Wear founder and owner.
In recognition, Polartec® has awarded Ruff Wear its coveted APEX Award for outstanding achievement in design and innovative use of Polartec® fabric. Each year the Polartec® Apex Awards recognize the best garment and accessory designs in the world for their innovative use of Polartec® fabrics. Products are judged on fit, function, and design as well as the thoughtful application of Polartec® fabrics to achieve the desired performance.
“Ruff Wear’s innovative use of Polartec® fabric is what really set them apart from the other entries. What’s more inventive than using this fabric for a canine jacket?” said Allon Cohne, North American marketing manager, Polartec®.