Everything we do pollutes or taxes the Earth in some way. It’s a sad and inescapable fact. But there are things we can do as individuals and businesses to lighten our impact on the environment, such as buying and throwing away less, reusing products whenever possible, and recycling everything we can.
At Patagonia we seek to build the best product and cause no unnecessary harm. That's our mission statement, and it takes many forms. As it applies to making products, we work hard to source materials and use processes that are less harmful to the Earth without compromising quality. Because to us, quality is not only how well a product performs and holds up, but also how it's made. We realize that our efforts are far from perfect, but we're trying and making headway. We currently use the following e-fibers – environmentally friendlier fibers – in a number of our products. They include recycled and recyclable polyester, organic cotton, hemp, organic wool and chlorine-free wool.