Patagonia Women's Kai Lee Parka
This elegant, weather-resistant parka is made with recycled nylon plain-weave with Thermogreen® 100% polyester (90% recycled) insulation.
- Soft recycled nylon plain-weave insulated with 100-g Thermogreen® 100% polyester (90% recycled)
- Full-length, 2-way welted zipper has a low-profile zipper garage
- Princess seams in the front and back for a contoured feminine fit
- Horizontal quilt lines narrow in width at the waist and elbows to create a modern, fun silhouette
- On-seam handwarmer pockets have hidden zippers
- Above-the-knee length
- Shell: 1-oz 100% recycled nylon plain weave. Insulation: 100-g Thermogreen® 100% polyester (90% recycled). Shell fabric is bluesign® approved
- 385 g (13.6 oz)
- Made in Vietnam.
bluesign® Approved Fabric
Patagonia has worked with bluesign technologies since 2000 to evaluate and reduce resource consumption in our materials supply chain, and to assist us with managing the chemicals, dyes and finishes used in the process. bluesign technologies, based in Switzerland, works at each step in the textile supply chain to approve chemicals, processes, materials, and products that are safe for the environment, safe for workers, and safe for the end customers.
In 2007, Patagonia became the first brand to officially join the network of bluesign® system partners.
Any fabric you see that’s bluesign® approved offers the highest level of consumer safety by employing methods and materials in their manufacture that conserve resources and minimize impacts on people and the environment.
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.