Patagonia Baby QT Swimsuit
A stay-put, one-piece swimsuit with 83% recycled fabric content and Fair Trade Certified™ sewing.
- Stretchy fabric blend with 83% recycled content has a stay-put fit; Fair Trade Certified™ sewing
- Ruffle detail at neckline
- Contrast trim around neck, straps and leg openings made of an 83% recycled nylon/17% spandex blend
- Wide cross-back straps with keyhole opening in back
- 65 g (2.3 oz)
Body: 5.8-oz 83% recycled polyester/17% spandex.
Solid trim: 5.4-oz 83% recycled nylon/17% spandex.
Fair Trade Certified™ sewingView The Footprint Chronicles
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.
Fair Trade Certified™
We pay a premium for every Fair Trade Certified item that carries our label. That extra money goes directly to the workers at the factory, and they decide how to spend it. The program also promotes worker health and safety and social and environmental compliance, and encourages dialog between workers and management.