Climate goals-Our Materials
No More Virgin Petroleum Fibers by 2025
Our product line accounts for more than 90 percent of our total carbon emissions. While Patagonia has long used materials with lower environmental impacts, we haven’t been able to stop using fossil fuels altogether. By 2025 we will only use preferred materials—organic and Regenerative Organic cotton, recycled polyester and recycled nylon, among others. We’re already at 87 percent of our line and counting. This effort will reduce our emissions by 15 percent. (We, too, wish this number were larger, but every percent counts!) Through our growing Worn Wear program, Patagonia will continue to offer customers clothes with 60 percent lower emissions than new.
NetPlus™ Material Made from Recycled Fishing Nets
NetPlus™ material is made from 100 percent recycled discarded fishing nets collected in fishing communities in South America.
Regenerative Organic Certified™ Cotton
We’ve used organic cotton exclusively since 1996 and we’re now testing Regenerative Organic practices with cotton farmers in India.
Yulex® Natural Rubber
In 2016 we replaced neoprene rubber with natural rubber to reduce our use of petroleum-based materials in our wetsuits by 85 percent.