Polygiene® Antimicrobial Finish Featured In Patagonia Apparel

Ventura, Calif.-based outdoor apparel retailer Patagonia Inc. has selected Sweden-based Polygiene
AB’s Polygiene® antimicrobial fabric finish for use in its Fall 2013 Capilene® base layers and
trail running base layers.

Polygiene technology is based on silver salt derived from recycled silver and offers
permanent odor control. The bluesign®-approved treatment can be applied at any stage of production
to a variety of textiles and surfaces, and can reduce the need for frequent laundering, Polygiene

“Patagonia will not sacrifice performance yet we strive to minimize our environmental
impact,” said Todd Copeland, Environmental Product Specialist, Patagonia. “Effective, long-lasting
odor control extends the useful life of our Capilene® Performance Baselayers. Polygiene meets our
strictest laboratory requirements and performs excellent[ly] in field use. As Patagonia scrutinized
odor control technology against all environmental concerns, bluesign® approval and recycled silver
were key attributes that led us to select Polygiene.”

January 8, 2013