Patagonia Baby Pataloha™ Romper
This season’s easy-care romper features colorful prints that pay tribute to the aloha spirit and our own diverse, world-traveling experiences.
- Both fabrics provide warm-weather comfort: Palila print is made of a linen-like 100% organic cotton dobby; Malama Aina Small print is made of a soft 60% hemp/35% recycled polyester/5% TENCEL® lyocell blend
- Self-fabric straps have adjustable button closure in the front
- Elasticized seam in back
- Two patch pockets in front hold treasures
- Bloomer-style seat has snap closure
- Hem hits at knees
- 88 g (3.1 oz)
Palila print: 3.7-oz 100% organic cotton dobby with a linen-like texture.
Malama Aina Small: 3.8-oz 60% hemp/35% recycled polyester/5% TENCEL® lyocell woven dobbyView The Footprint Chronicles
Hemp is an alternative natural fiber that’s cultivated with low impact on the environment. It requires no irrigation or synthetic fertilizers, and is harvested and processed by hand. It’s one of the most durable natural fibers on the planet, and results in a fabric with a wonderful drape, comparable to linen.
Unfortunately, industrial hemp is illegal to grow in most parts of the world because government agencies continue to associate it with marijuana. We currently import our high-quality hemp from China, and continue to hope that it might someday grow freely again.
Patagonia makes garments with hemp alone or blended with other fibers like recycled polyester, organic cotton and spandex.
In 1996, with an increased awareness of the dangers of pesticide use and synthetic fertilizers in growing conventional cotton, we began the exclusive use of organically grown cotton in all of our cotton products.
The quality of organic cotton is equal to or better than conventionally grown cotton, yet organically grown methods support biodiversity and healthy ecosystems, improve the quality of soil and often use less water. Growing organically takes more time, requires more knowledge and skill, and, for now, costs more. But it’s worth it.
To ensure we are buying cotton that is organic as defined by the USDA’s National Organic Program, we require numerous certificates issued by an accredited third-party certification body for every step of the supply chain, from farm to factories.