Ask Emmi - Fleece that doesn't pill?
Q: Where can I get fleece that doesn't pill after a few wears?
A: Although all fleece over time pills simply due to the nature of the fabric, LL Bean® uses fleece from Malden Mills, where fleece was originally invented.
In 2007 Malden Mills became Polartec® but they're still producing fleece that has the highest denier count (number of stitches or loops per inch) of any products in the market. A higher denier count means their fabric has a tighter weave so it will pill less and offer significantly more wear.