We all know Patagonia care heaps about producing stylish and functional apparel but you may not be aware that the Californian outdoors brand also takes a keen interest in saving the environment. Want some proof? Take a look at the Patagonia re\\\collection, a range of garments made from entirely from recycled materials.
Patagonia have always been in forefront of sustainable clothes manufacturing. All the way back in 1993, the label adopted fleece into their product line which was made from post-consumer recycled plastic soda bottles. They were the first outdoor clothing brand to do so and they still now continue to offer up baselayers, shell jackets, board shorts, and fleeces made from the stuff.
For Autumn/Winter 2016 Patagonia have taken that initial trend one step further by introducing the re\\\collection; a range of garment where each piece is made from 100% recycled materials. We’re talking 100% recycled down, 100% recycled wool and 100% recycled polyester with 85% recycled poly labels, 80% recycled zippers and 50% recycled buttons.
It should be said that while the materials have been recycled, the garments are still fully functional Patagonia pieces and the performance hasn’t been affected in any way. Each piece from the re\\\collection is ready for great outdoors whilst also caring for it.
The stand out piece from the collection by far for us is the Men’s Down Shirt, a warm, lightweight and durable piece which is maximized for environmental responsibility. Made from 100% recycled polyester shell and liner, the Down Shirt is a 600-fill-power outerwear reclaimed from used down products. It features essential pockets and that’s your lot.
The whole Patagonia re\\\collection will be launching on the Patagonia Website very soon, while the range will also hit certain Patagonia stores from Saturday 15th October.