Join us in the Common Threads Partnership. Together we can reduce our environmental impact.

Reduce

WE make useful gear that lasts a long time.
YOU don't buy what you don't need.
There are many ways to reduce the impact of the stuff we make and you buy. Through our partnership with bluesign® Technologies we are reducing energy and water use and toxic substances in our manufacturing processes. We also use environmentally conscious fibers in many of our products, including organic cotton and recycled polyester, and try to minimize our packaging and transportation waste. Most importantly we make quality products that last a long time and, with proper care, won't need to be replaced for many years. As a consumer, the biggest thing you can do is to not buy what you don't really need. And if you do buy something from us, care for it so it lasts a long time.
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Patagonia Product Care Tips

Clothing Care Symbol Guide

Repair

WE help you repair your Patagonia gear.
YOU pledge to fix what's broken.
We try to make clothes that last a long time and wear out as evenly as possible, and we will repair Patagonia clothing that you send back to us to be fixed. Our policy is to get repairs unpacked, done and back in the mail to you within 10 business days. We pay for repairs that we're responsible for and charge a fair price for repairs due to normal wear and tear. In addition, many of our stores have relationships with local tailors capable of working on our clothes.
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Repairs & Returns

Wetsuit Repair Form

Wader Repair Guide

Reuse

WE help find a home for Patagonia gear you no longer need.
YOU sell or pass it on to someone who needs it.

We created the Worn Wear™ program to help you find a new home for the Patagonia clothing you no longer wear. We now buy back used (but in good condition) Patagonia shells, fleece, down and synthetic insulation, and ski and alpine pants at these Patagonia stores: Seattle, Palo Alto, Portland and Chicago.

You can shop Worn Wear sections of the stores beginning September 15, 2013. If there's not a participating Patagonia store in your area, you can also buy and sell used Patagonia clothing on Ebay.

Resources:

Browse the Patagonia eBay Common Threads Partnership website

Recycle

WE will take back your Patagonia gear that is worn out.
YOU pledge to keep your stuff out of landfills.
Recycling is a key component of reducing waste and conserving natural resources. By recycling old products, we can keep many of the same materials in circulation for years. In 2005 we began taking back worn out Patagonia clothing for recycling. Today, you can return any Patagonia product to us and we will reuse it, recycle it into new fabric or make it into a new product.
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Learn about our Recycling Program

Learn about E-Fibers

Reimagine

TOGETHER we reimagine a world where we take only what nature can replace.
Partnerships strengthen our ability to generate change. Over the years, we've worked with great companies, leaders and customers to incite change in our industry and culture. Together we are building the world we've reimagined, one where we take only what nature can replace.
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Watch The Story of Stuff Trailer with Annie Leonard