Superlightweight yet durable, nylon is one of the strongest materials we use in our garments and equipment.


Lacking an alternative—and with few end-of-life solutions available—most worn-out fishing nets are discarded. Bureo’s NetPlus® material is made entirely from old, frayed and torn fishing nets collected in fishing communities in South America. Nets are sorted, cleaned and shredded in Chile, then recycled into NetPlus–made from 100% fully traceable postconsumer materials. NetPlus is integrated into supply chains as a responsible alternative to virgin plastics, reducing companies’ dependence on the extraction of fossil fuels for new plastic production.

We’re making progress

We’re reducing our dependence on petroleum as a raw material source.

Nylon makes up only 3% of the entire material we used in our products this season

Where We Are

We still use a great deal of nylon, but most of that has now switched to recycled sources: for Spring 2020, 3% of Patagonia’s entire material usage by weight includes virgin nylon.

What’s Next

Like polyester, nylon fiber is made from petroleum. Our goal is to stop using petroleum-based fabrics and materials.

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