Wear More.

Wash Less®

Washing and drying accounts for two thirds (2/3) of the environmental impact of a product.

Polygiene treated textiles do not need to be washed as often, which saves water, energy, time and money as well as improve the lifespan of a product.

With Polygiene you can wear more, wash less and be climate smart!

TIPS ON HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR CLOTHES

Wear More

Washing a garment after each use is not always necessary. By wearing your garments more and for longer they will last longer you will reduce your environmental footprint.

Wash Less

Think twice before you wash. Reducing our water, energy and detergent consumtion is good for everyone, and you save time too!

Longer lasting

By washing and drying your clothes less frequently you can prolong the lifespan of your garments and make a positive contribution to the environment.

Recycle

Instead of throwing garments away, leave them to be recycled when they are worn out. Also look to buy garments that can be recycled.

Save Water, Time, Energy and Money

What’s your water footprint?

Consumers are responsible for two-thirds (2/3) of the environmental footprint of a garment during its lifetime according to industry reports. The overuse of water, mostly due to excessive washing, plays an important role in calculating this footprint. Water shortage is an acute problem in major parts of the world, both in developed and developing countries.

A garment treated with Polygiene Odor Control Technology will stay odor free and can therefore be used several times before washing. The fabric also lasts longer without excessive washing and bacterial growth, and the treated product is not discarded prematurely due to odor. All of the above leads to minimized water usage. Durable and sustainable odor control technologies like Polygiene play an important role in minimizing the environmental footprint of garments and gear.

Testimonials

“Polygiene® makes a huge difference in the wear-ability of polyester. In truth, if you knew nothing about the Polygiene® treatment you would have no idea you were wearing it. The treatment is effective as it stops at source the bacteria that causes us to stink and it doesn’t effect the comfort or wear-ability of the product. Polygiene® stops the growth of bacteria and bad smells at the source with some pretty awesome success and it lasts the duration of the garment’s life.”

Super lightweight, quick drying, wicking, and pretty dang cool looking; just some of the great things the Outdoor Research Ignitor Tee has going for it.

The Ignitor Tee is one awesome tech shirt that has found its way into my pack in almost all of my recent trips, it is my go to for a cool morning run (I have the long sleeve Ignitor Tee) and I have also been caught wearing it to work on more than one occasion.

The Ignitor Tee is made from 100% heathered polyester. That means it’s super lightweight and breathable which are huge pluses. If you know your garment history, however, you know that although the switch from cotton to polyester was a huge success in the advancement of technical apparel there was one huge downside: the stench. Polyester, despite all of its awesome benefits, gets stinky fast. However, the Ignitor Tee uses some pretty awesome technology to ward off that stench causing bacteria.

Read more on our News section.

In the photograph, Landon Faulkner

Wash Less. Save Time

WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH THREE EXTRA DAYS?

Take away the time spent sleeping, working, eating, sitting in a traffic jam and doing loads of laundry and it’s easy to see that little remains of each day for the really fun parts of life like sports and adventure.

With Polygiene you wont need to wash as much as clothes stay fresh for longer. By skiping one load of washing per week you would immediately gain 28 minutes, which sums up to 3 days in a year to do the really important things like running further, climbing higher or just enjoying your extra free time.

Climate smart garments with Polygiene

  • Consumers stand for 2/3 of the environental impacts of a garment, mostly due to washing and drying.
  • Wear More. Wash Less® makes it possible to save water, energy and personal time. The fabric last longer without excessive washing and Polygiene treated garments are not discarded prematurely due to odor.
  • It is possible to travel light with less luggage.
  • All Polygiene treated garments can be recycled – Common Threads, Eco Circle.