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 currently use the following e-fibers – environmentally-conscious fibers – in a number of our products. They include recycled polyester, recycled nylon, organic cotton, hemp, chlorine-free wool, and TENCEL® lyocell.
We agree to build useful things that last, to repair what breaks and recycle what comes to the end of its useful life. You agree to buy only what you need (and will last), repair what breaks, reuse (sell or share) what you no longer need and recycle everything else. Together we can reduce our environmental footprints.