Patagonia Brodeo Beanie
The Brodeo is a classic cuff beanie made with a recycled wool/nylon blend.
- Warm and comfortable recycled wool/nylon blend
- 2½" rib-knit cuff fits snugly around ears
- 70% recycled wool/25% recycled nylon/5% other fiber
- 82 g (2.9 oz)
- Made in China.
Although we’ve been using recycled polyester in our garments for 20 years, for some reason locked deep in polymer chemistry, nylon is more difficult to recycle than polyester. After years of research, development, and testing, we’re finally finding some recycled nylon fibers that are suitable for apparel.
Some of the recycled nylon we use comes from post-industrial waste fiber, yarn collected from a spinning factory, and waste from the weaving mills that can be processed into reusable nylon fiber.
We’re diligently searching for a success story with recycled nylon. The challenge lies ahead of us, and we’re committed to discovering the best methods to recycle nylon fiber, but it appears this evolution will take many years.