Patagonia Steps Up Sustainability in New Fall 2011 Styles (Photos)


Patagonia Fall 2011. Photo: Patagonia
Patagonia continues to take a sustainable approach in their collection of outerwear for men, women, and children for fall 2011. All styles are recyclable through
their Common Threads Recycling Program, more than half of the collection
is made with environmentally conscious fabrics, and 36% is made with bluesign -
approved fabrics.

The range of styles merge fashion with function and add a bright pop of color to ordinarily drab winter hues. Take a look:

Men's Merino Midweight Zip-Neck in Blue, $95.

This season, Patagonia has revamped their merino wool collection with a new blend of 80% merino wool and 20% recycled polyester that are Bluesign-approved and chlorine-free. Patagonia claims that the garments provide odor control and are breathable. The merino comes from farmers in Australia who practice sustainable land management and do do not perform mulesing.


Photo: Emma Grady

The Sportswear collection merges functionality with style, making them suitable to wear from the slopes to around town. Menʼs styles include the Doubledown Parka, Isthmus Parka and Box Quilt Jacket, and womenʼs styles such as the Sasha Down Parka, Aliso Down Jacket and Lidia Vest.


Women's Re-Tool Hoody, $139. Photo: Emma Grady

Synchilla Snap-T Pullover, $99. Photo: Patagonia

Patagonia's iconic Synchilla Snap-T Pullover and Re-Tool Hoody make a comeback this season with vintage prints and retro colors, drawing inspiration from the brand's archives.


Primo jacket and pants, left and right. Photo: Emma Grady

Photo: Emma Grady

The Ski/Snowboard offers striking colors in styles that employ GORE-TEX® Performance Shell fabrics, including the exclusive recycled nylon-face GORE-TEX® fabric in the Primo collection.

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