Waterproof, Breathable, and Toxin-Free

IMGP9709Patagonia is upping its own environmental ante, with a $1 million investment in Beyond Surface Technologies, a Swiss company that’s pushing petrochemicals out of the gear closet.

In this article by Mary Catherine O’Connor from the Outside website, it is announced that Patagonia has invested US$1 million in a Swiss startup that’s developing plant-based chemicals it believes can replace conventional perfluorinated chemicals (PFC) -based finishes in water-repellent materials.

This could mean the end of the current reliance on petrochemicals in our rain and snow gear.

You can read the article here.




About Cam Walker

I work with Friends of the Earth, and live in Castlemaine in Central Victoria, Australia. Activist, dad to Tali & Mia, mountain enthusiast, climber and would be telemark skier.
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