Polartec Partners With Moms And Jobs, Inc To Help Impoverished Single Mothers

LAWRENCE, Mass. — October 29, 2010 — According to the most recent census statistics, one in seven
Americans is living below the poverty line and in U.S. households headed by single mothers, over 30
percent are impoverished. To help combat these disturbing numbers, Polartec has teamed up with Moms
and Jobs, Inc. (MoJo), a Boston-based social venture that provides sustainable employment
opportunities, childcare, and career development for single mothers in the apparel manufacturing

“Polartec has been very generous with its support of MoJo,” says co-founder Darr Alley. “
Polartec is providing us with its premium fabrics so our staff can make the highest quality
products. Polartec also uses recycled plastic bottles to make many of its fabrics, and MoJo is
thrilled to be able to simultaneously help single moms and be environmentally-friendly.”

Polartec provides discounted rates on its fabric for MoJo to use in its product line of
apparel and logo-wear. MoJo employs a full staff of single mothers and the proceeds from MoJo
product purchases are dedicated to providing free childcare, higher than average wages, healthcare,
and educational opportunities for MoJo employees.

“MoJo is creating jobs for an underserved demographic in a time when the US economy needs
help the most,” states Polartec president, Andy Vecchione. “We’re proud to lend our support.”

Posted on November 1, 2010

Source: Polartec LLC