Patagonia Men's Fog Cutter Sweater
Evolving a traditional cable-knit design, this crewneck work sweater is made from a warm, durable and comfortable 40% recycled cotton/30% organic cotton/30% recycled hemp blend; the shoulder patches have a DWR (durable water repellent) finish to shed moisture.
- Made of a warm, durable and comfortable 7-gauge 40% recycled cotton/30% organic cotton/30% recycled hemp blend
- Shoulders have reinforced panels made from 100% recycled nylon with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish to shed moisture
- 482 g (17 oz)
Body: 7-gauge 40% recycled cotton/30% organic cotton/30% recycled hemp.
Shoulder reinforcements: 4.8-oz 100% recycled nylon with a DWR (durable water repellent) finishView The Footprint Chronicles
Hemp is an alternative natural fiber that’s cultivated with low impact on the environment. It requires no irrigation, uses no pesticides 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.
DWR (durable water repellent) fabric finish repels light rain and snow and decreases dry times. When DWR is used in conjunction with a waterproof/breathable barrier, the DWR finish keeps the outer fabric from becoming saturated so that the breathable barrier can do its job.