Before we headed off on vacation in December, my husband decided he needed new sweatshirts (his favorite around-the-house garment in cold weather). I reminded him to buy the best quality, so he came back from the store with three labeled Hanes' Premium. But within a couple of weeks they were starting to pill alarmingly.
Sure enough, closer examination showed that under the words Hanes' Premium was the word EcoSmart, which led me to believe they were made from old plastic grocery bags. Much closer examination allowed us to find the sewed-in tag which, in 4-point type, said that they were 30% polyester. The Hanes website says, "Thanks to its breathable, moisture-wicking cotton-polyester blend, Hanes' Premium EcoSmart cotton fleece sweatshirt is perfect for a morning jog or lounging around the house."
We're going to give the three disreputable-though-new sweatshirts to some bums and start over.
So my questions -- how can you call something "cotton fleece" when it's 30% polyester? Is this a plot by Hanes to get us to buy new sweatshirts every two weeks? And why is this EcoSmart? I'd call it EcoStupid.