Patagonia continues to be a leader, and educator on reuse, recycle and repair.

“One of the most responsible things we can do as a company is to make high-quality stuff that lasts for years and can be repaired, so you don’t have to buy more of it.

The Worn Wear program celebrates the stories we wear, keeps your gear in action longer and provides an easy way to recycle Patagonia garments when they’re beyond repair.”


From an article in The Guardian (Feb 9th 2014) :

Everyday businesses all over the world hope – nay, pray – that you will make another impulse decision and buy their product. After all, it’s how they make money. Yet there is one company that’s doing the exact opposite.

Patagonia, the outerwear clothing and gear company, wants their customers to stop and think before making any purchases, even when it comes to their own merchandise.

Read the full Guardian article about Patagonia’s approach to responsible textile manufacturing: