Patagonia goes DIY

Patagonia goes DIY
Innovation

Patagonia is known for being particularly innovative when it comes to environmentally sustainable practices. Their DIY shoe is one of the more interesting examples:Rooted in explorations of sustainable production and...

Colin Nagy
  • 9 may 2007


Patagonia is known for being particularly innovative when it comes to environmentally sustainable practices. Their DIY shoe is one of the more interesting examples:

Rooted in explorations of sustainable production and the elimination of
waste, Patagonia’s DIY shoe addresses powerful contemporary needs and
trends: the do-it-yourself craft, the customization movement, and the
desire to leave a minimal footprint on the Earth. Our DIY shoe is
somewhat reminiscent of the moccasin kits we all had as kids, but it’s
made from leather scraps left on the floor of manufacturing facilities.
Distinctive and easy-to-assemble (about one hour per shoe) and
requiring no glue or tools, DIY shoes provide both maximum comfort and
ample opportunity for personal expression.

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