Patagonia Men's Recycled Wool Waffle Knit Sweater
A durable crewneck sweater with a 5-gauge waffle knit made with a blend of recycled wool and recycled nylon.
- Made of a durable and comfortable 70% recycled wool/26% recycled nylon/4% other fibers
- Fully fashioned raglan sleeves and hand-linked finish at cuffs and hem for long-lasting wear
- 1/2- inch waffle knit
- 2x2 ribbed crewneck, hem and cuffs
- Hip length
- 454 g (16.02 oz)
5-gauge 70% recycled wool/26% recycled nylon/4% otherView The Footprint Chronicles
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One of the ways we can lessen the impact of wool production is to recycle used wool.
The practice of recycling wool dates back hundreds of years. After wool sweaters had been worn threadbare, they were collected and shredded into individual fibers and then converted into blankets.
Patagonia’s recycled wool comes from this same process. Aided by modern-day quality controls, the wool goes through a meticulous sorting of materials into color categories prior to shredding. By selecting and blending colors of dyed wool fabrics and garments, we can completely eliminate the dyeing process, saving water and chemicals and eliminating the resulting wastewater.
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.