“It was a massive endeavor to be the first to pull off using recycled materials in all our waterproof shells—it took years of rigorous durability and wet-weather testing and a multi-level, multi-national process with suppliers—but we got to a point when we decided a shell either uses recycled fabrics and is Fair Trade Certified™ sewn, or we won’t make it. Shell, Yeah!”
As a leader in the outdoor apparel industry its fantastic to see Patagonia taking the step to incorporate recycled materials into 100% of their shells. You might end up shelling out a premium for a jacket that uses recycled fabrics and is Fair Trade Certified™ sewn but you can rest easy that your footprint is a little lighter while enjoying all the benefits of a high-quality garment on the hill. Well done Patagonia, I hope more companies follow suit.