Patagonia ‘Common Threads’ Recycling Program

Patagonia ‘Common Threads’ Recycling Program

A program by Patagonia takes unwanted fleeces, sends them to a recycling plant in Japan then buys the materials back to put in new clothes:

Piers Fawkes, PSFK
  • 7 february 2007

Treehugger has an interesting write up on the program by Patagonia where they take unwanted fleeces, send them to a recycling plant in Japan then buy the materials back to put in their own clothes:

Patagonia have recently extended the scope of their Common Threads recycling program. When we first mentioned it they were just accepting their Capilene underwear back for recycling. Now they’ll take in fleece garments, whether their own Synchilla or other companies Polartec fleece. Get these to a Patagonia outlet and they’ll send ’em on to their buddies at Teijin in Japan, who’ll melt the stuff down to make new polyester fibre, which Patagonia will buy for inclusion in a growing line of recycled content performance wear.

Access this article for free
Fill in your email below and you'll gain access to this article while also receiving a number of membership features as part of a special 30-day trial.
*Already a member? Log in here

Learn About Our Membership Services

Need Research Help?
As a member you can ask us any research questions and get complimentary research assistance with a 4-day turnaround. Reports inclde stats, quotes, and best-inclass examples on research topics.
Remain Informed & Strategic
We publish several trends reports each month. By becoming a member you will have access to over 100 existing reports, plus a growing catalog of deep topical analysis and debrief-style reports so you always remain in the know.
See Trends Come To Life
Meet your peers and immerse yourself in monthly trend and innovation webinars and discounted conferences.
No search results found.