With flexible foam panels for additional flotation and impact protection, the formfitting R1® Padded Big Wave Vest has 1mm and 1.5mm neoprene laminated with high-stretch 88% recycled polyester/12% spandex jersey. Made for warm water: 65-75° F/18-23° C.
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.
We promote fair labor practices, safe working conditions and environmental responsibility throughout the Patagonia supply chain.
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