How Durable Are Our Flags?

  • by Michael Green

Before I started Flags For Good, I was a flag nerd who was buying flags off Amazon to fly outside of my house. I had two big problems with doing this:

  1. I hated buying flags from companies that also profited off of selling hate symbols and other...let's just call them "flags for bad."
  2. The flags were always a low quality thin fabric, single stitched, and wouldn't last very long at all.

So when we were testing fabrics, we chose 200D polyester which blends extreme  durability with still enough lightness to fly in a light breeze. It's the same material used in commercial flutter flags and other high use promotional banners. 

But what does that mean for you?

Well, here's our flag at the beginning of the summer down in Antarctica at the Mendel Polar Station (the Czech Antarctic base). And remember, Antarctica is the windiest place on planet earth.

 True South Flag in Antarctica at the beginning of the summer.

Aaaaaand here is the same flag at the end of the summer...

True South Flag in Antarctica

As you can see, our flag stayed in one piece. I don't know if you can do a better stress test than that...

Thanks to Jana Smolíková for the photos!

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