Rewinding back to the top of 2022, we were introduced to Zanter's latest lightweight recycled PET bottle down fabric. In tandem with our recent approach to creating more mindful garments - we were very excited to get the ball rolling with this new shell textile. When it comes to the down itself, Zanter have recycled feathers which are innately durable, long-lasting and re-usable. Zanter have embraced the Japanese ethos of "もったいない" (Mottainai - Too good to waste) in order to recycle materials containing their down to see use in new garments. While the composition in this new fabric contains 10% more feather compared to their standard offerings, this is not at the detriment of heat retention and overall weight. Combining this with the polyester laminate fabric, the resulting body material is truly versatile for a vest - seeing as its use for a layer can be suitable for the Autumn and Spring months, along with Winter. Zanter have also gone the extra mile on the sustainability path in the fabric production - by recycling PET bottles and fiber scraps to create new polyester fibers.