Patagonia “Recycled Polyester Since ’93” Video

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One of the main reasons we have such a deep love in our hearts for Patagonia is because of their unwavering commitment to sustainable practices like their 100% traceable down policy, which the brand has made easy to understand when you watch their helpful animated video by Geoff McFetridge, and their use of recycled materials in the textiles.

While some brands are just now jumping on the recycled material bandwagon, Patagonia first started repurposing plastic bottles to create recycled polyester for their fleece in 1993, and now use soda bottles, unusable manufacturing waste and worn-out garments–think their Worn Wear® program–in products such as Capilene® baselayers, shells, boardshorts and fleece.

The Patagonia video below not only helps us understand their process for creating recycled textiles, but how times have changed since they first started doing it back in the ’90s, which opens our eyes to how many brands are living in the past while Patagonia is looking towards the future.

Head over to their newly-updated site to check out some other awesome stories that highlight Patagonia’s stance on organic cotton, hemp and bluesign®-approved fabrics, as well as Fair Trade Certified™ clothing.

xx Alex