bluesign® System

bluesign works in the supply chain to approve products that are safe for the environment, workers and customers.


Every textile we use is the result of a comprehensive manufacturing process. Raw materials and many other components are needed for this, such as dyes or chemical auxiliary materials. The bluesign® system offers solutions for manufacturers of these components. 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, workers, and end customers.

Where We Are

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.

In 2007, Patagonia became the first brand to officially join the network of bluesign® system partners. We committed to the highest level of consumer safety and the continuous improvement of environmental performance in our textile supply chains by applying the bluesign® system to help conserve resources and minimize impacts on people and the environment.

This season, 8 out of our top 10 material suppliers are bluesign® system partners and are using chemicals that are bluesign® approved.

Our progress and encouragement has inspired more suppliers and other brands to join; there are now close to 1,000 brands, manufacturers, and chemical suppliers that are bluesign® system partners.

What’s Next

We continue to apply bluesign® standards and encourage the use of bluesign® tools throughout our entire supply chain.

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