This video from the NY Times gives a good overview in about 4 minutes of Patagonia’s efforts to shift from using non-sustainable materials in their wetsuits.
Most wetsuits are currently made from neoprene (which is fossil fuel derived and non biodegradable). Patagonia is experimenting with using a new kind of bio-rubber derived from a plant.
You can find more about Patagonia’s wetsuits here.
Check here for earlier posts on Patagonia’s wetsuits.