In 1958, Fairydown provided jackets for the brave explorers who became the first to reach the South Pole overland in 46 years. Reimagining the iconic outerwear, and crafting it from the same fabric as those worn on the original expedition Fairydown’s iconic 1958 Parka has been given new life by Macpac.
Highly water resistant thanks to its densely woven Ventile shell, the parka is made from 100 percent organic cotton with a 90/10 goose down inner. Offering a practical and polished solution for winter temperatures, a mere 400 of these exclusive jackets will be available online here and in selected stores.
What’s more, for every parka sold, Macpac will make a $50 donation to the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition who work to preserve Antarctica’s environment and wildlife, and with the weather we’ve been having of late, a piece like this will prove truly indispensable.