Gear Review: Patagonia’s Sustainable Jackets | AspenTimes.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Gear Review: Patagonia’s Sustainable Jackets

Stephen Regenold
The Gear Junkie

Calling it a “first in the industry,” Patagonia announced that every one of its waterproof shell jackets, from lifestyle to alpine, now must meet a new sustainability standard.

Plenty of brands use recycled materials in their jackets. And plenty commit to fair-trade practices. But Patagonia says none do both for their entire shell-jacket line — until now.

The company’s entire line, 61 garments in total, use both recycled material and Fair Trade Certified factories for sewing.

“The conversion to using recycled materials in each and every shell (jacket) was slow and gradual, then sudden,” the brand said in a statement. “We’ve now reached a point where we can draw a line in the sand that every shell uses recycled fabrics — and is Fair Trade Certified sewn — or we simply don’t make it.”

Support Local Journalism


Read more about Pategonia’s sustainable jackets from Stephen Regenold, who writes about outdoors gear at http://www.gearjunkie.com


Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User