At CB, we describe ourselvese as fleecewear fundamentalists. That means we are obsessed with the finest details of fleece-making. Here are the first principles of fleecewear as applied at CB:
In our search for materials, we’ve gone to lengths to top the cozy charts. For the body of our fleece, we have sourced Polartec Thermal Pro®, with the highest warmth-to-weight ratio of any polyester on the market. Breathable, lightweight, and extremely cozy, fleece simply doesn’t get any better than this. What’s more, at CB we are proudly committed to fashion sustainability. Our polyester is made mostly from recycled plastic and old worn-out garments for conscientious coziness.
A few months into our design process, we visited the spiritual home of Irish clothing and set in motion a marriage of Dublin design and Donegal craft. From this rugged tip of the Donegal Atlantic coastline the art of Irish tweed has reached the four corners of the globe for centuries. Now it’s reached the cuffs of your CB fleece. Woven by hand on some of the last functioning looms in the country at Studio Donegal in Kilcar, this tweed adds an electric shock of colour to your CB fleece.
Meet Zee. Zee is coziness personified- comfortable, easy-going, and satisfied. That smile says it all. We’ve embroidered Zee in a range of sensational colours on the chest of our garments so wherever you go and whatever you do in your fleece, you’ll have Zee winking along beside you, the perfect companion for any occasion.
Each of our CB originals are one of a small, intimately produced batch. That means each CB fleece is a statement piece that is truly unique. So it’s only right that each fleece has its own unique number, applied by hand by the owners and creators of CB just before your fleece is delivered from our family to yours.
For too long fleeces have been relegated to the ranks of lounge-wear, or at the other pole, active performance-wear. In fact, the very term fashionable fleecewear is practically an oxymoron in today’s market. Our fleece in this sense is a truly radical garment. To achieve this we have agonized over our design and chosen an oversized fit that drapes the body in all the right places for a relaxed, simple sophistication. Read on for some more original CB design quirks.
When we say we are serious about the fundamentals of fleece-making, we are not joking. Sink your hands into a pair of our deep fleece-lined pockets and you’ll know what we mean. You might never take them out again. Gone are the days when your chilly hands are subjected to the humiliation of a cotton-lined pocket, or worse still, hang awkwardly at your side clutching limply at your pocketless garment. All of our fleeces (yes, even the roundneck Crew) have the same deep fleece pockets for those moments when you need to retreat into full cozy cocoon mode.
On the back of every one of our fleeces you’ll find the CB monogram, a subtle stamp of approval welcoming you to the Cozy Clan. In branding our garments, we wanted to let these statement fleeces speak for themselves. When someone asks what the ‘c’ on the back of your fleece stands for, you won’t even have to explain. Just ask them to feel the fleece.