Category Archives: renewable materials

Patagonia: ‘selling better, not more’

Outdoor clothing and gear company Patagonia has always got a good rap on this website. They are slowly building their presence in Australia, with five stores operating at present. They have also increased their social and cultural involvement (for instance … Continue reading

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Patagonia Denim Redefines the Blue Jean

This story from Moja Gear highlights the moves by Patagonia to produce a more sustainable – and more ethical – denim jean. Cleaner, Safer, and Fair Trade, Too: Patagonia Denim Redefines the Blue Jean We all own at least one … Continue reading

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Waterproof, Breathable, and Toxin-Free

Patagonia 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 … Continue reading

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Patagonia Uses Reclaimed Cotton, Down and Wool for “Truth to Materials” Collection

Patagonia gets featured on this site on a regular basis. This is simply because there are a lot of sustainability initiatives happening within the company. The following is lifted directly from the Selectism website and was written by Jeff Carvalho. … Continue reading

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Patagonia Surfing Wet Suits Go Green

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 … Continue reading

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Patagonia wins ‘Environmental Product of the Year’ award

The following comes directly from Patagonia. When we started making wetsuits in 2006, our aim was simple: Build the best possible suits in the least damaging way. The most environmentally harmful aspect of a wetsuit is neoprene, a synthetic, petroleum-derived … Continue reading

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Soul Poles

This info comes directly from the company. No snow. No ski. That’s the simple fact of global warming and the grim predictions of disappearing alpine snow. And it inspired Soul’s singular focus: Innovate the greenest equipment in the snow sports … Continue reading

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