Patagonia was been around for 46 years and was founded by an accomplished rock climber, Yvon Chouinard. Did you know that you can send your gently used merchandise back to Patagonia where it can be either recycled into new apparel or cleaned, repaired and sold on their “worn wear” website? Patagonia fleece clothing and jackets are the most popular products sold.
Patagonia’s in business to save our home planet. Patagonia donates 1% of its sales for the preservation and restoration of natural environments. Since 1985, Patagonia has provided grants for over $100 million to grass roots organizations that serve environmental causes in the areas of land, water climate, communities and biodiversity.
Long before it was “in style”, Patagonia has always focused on using fibers in their products that have a low environmental impact as well as those that you’d want next to your skin. Patagonia uses hemp; organic & reclaimed cotton; as well as recycled down, wool nylon and polyester. In its Clean Color Collection, Patagonia is experimenting with plant-based dyes sourced from 96% renewable resources.