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Polartec and True North Collaborate to Benefit Wildland Fire Foundation

(Seattle, WA July, 2014)True North Gear has collaborated with Polartec to produce and sell 2,000 limited edition, flame resistant t-shirts to raise money for the Wildland Firefighter Foundation as the U.S. braces for its worst wildland fire season.

The Wildland Fire Memorial Edition Tees, made of Polartec Power Dry FR (flame resistant) fabric and designed by True North with a Wildland Firefighter Foundation logo treatment on the right arm, are available for a minimum $35 suggested donation at All gross proceeds will be donated directly to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation.


“As a flame resistant materials provider we wanted to do something more,” says Polartec global director of marketing, Allon Cohne. “So we’re raising money to support an organization that provides emergency support services to the families of firefighters seriously injured or killed in the line of duty. We encourage people to donate more than $35 per shirt to reach our goal of raising $100,000.”

Alyx Fier, owner of True North, adds, “True North has been a supporter of the Wildland Firefighter Foundation since its creation and we’re honored to be able to work with our partners at Polartec to continue that commitment.”

Polartec FR fabrics combine performance technology with inherent dual hazard flash fire and arc flash protection. Stretchy, odor-resistant Polartec Power Dry FR fabric is made with a patented bi-component knit structure for superior wicking action and breathability to keep your skin dry when you sweat. True North has drawn inspiration from outdoor performance apparel and used Polartec Power Dry FR fabric to design these shirts with a functional fit and flat-lock seams to prevent chafing.

About Polartec, LLC
Polartec, LLC is the premium provider of innovative textile solutions. Since inventing modern synthetic fleece in 1981, the engineers at Polartec have continued to push the limits of fabric technology. Today, Polartec supplies the world with the most advanced fabric innovations. Polartec products range from advanced lightweight wicking fabric, to insulation and weather protection textiles and are utilized by leading apparel brands, the U.S. military and other global militaries, flame resistance, work wear, and contract upholstery markets. For more information, visit

About True North
True North has been a trusted source for quality bags, backpacks and fire resistant clothing for more than 20 years under the True North® and DragonWear® brands. The company’s commitment to quality manufacturing and innovation ensures that every product offers unrivaled comfort, function and reliability. For more information, visit