Patagonia Men's Tres Blend Sweater
A durable crewneck sweater with a 7-gauge knit made with a blend of recycled polyester, wool and silk for warmth and comfort.
- Made of a durable and comfortable 41% recycled polyester/34% recycled wool/20% recycled silk/5% other fiber
- Classic crewneck style
- Fully fashioned raglan sleeves and hand-linked finish at cuffs and hem for long-lasting wear
- Rib-knit at neck, hem and cuffs
- Hip Length
- 425 g (15 oz)
7-gauge 41% recycled polyester/34% recycled wool/20% recycled silk/5% other fiberView The Footprint Chronicles
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.
In 1993, we adopted fleece into our product line made from post consumer recycled (PCR) plastic soda bottles. We were the first outdoor clothing manufacturer to do so. PCR® clothing was a positive step towards a more sustainable system – one that uses fewer resources, discards less and better protects people’s health.
Today, we’re able to utilize more sources for recycled polyester and offer it on more garments such as Capilene® baselayers, shell jackets, board shorts, and fleece. We now recycle used soda bottles, unusable manufacturing waste, and worn out garments (including our own) into polyester fibers to produce many of our clothes.
Using recycled polyester lessens our dependence on petroleum as a raw material source, curbs discards and reduces toxic emissions from incinerators.