In Brief

The Truth To Materials line puts trash-bound materials back into the production line

Patagonia’s new collection places recycled and sustainable materials front and center.

With undyed cashmere, sweaters are made with less chemicals and remain tinted with browns and grays as “nature intended them to be.” The cashmere wool is harvested by hand in Mongolia through NOYA Fibers, an organization that pushes for sustainable practices in cashmere goat raising.

Patagonia also salvages cotton scraps and swatches from garment factories already destined for the landfill. These small pieces of cotton are then deconstructed into fibers and remade into fabric. The final sweater and hoody created through this process is blended with additional virgin organic cotton. Patagonia’s partner TAL Group is a giant apparel manufacturer with factories in Malaysia and China.

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