Waiting out the final days of winter in fleece made me appreciate the cloth I’ve wrapped myself in for months. Since 1981, when Malden Mills first invented Polarfleece and Polartec, many of these fabrics now contain recycled plastic for an eco-friendly choice. Forever changing the way the world dresses for cold weather, Micro fleece jackets and hoodies are today’s essential layers when the temperature dips. If this summer is anything like last year’s, I’ll be living in fleece. Wondering when a line of fleece swimwear or evening gowns hits the stores? Today I’m appreciating poly fleece.