Patagonia Teams With Eastman To Recycle Apparel

Patagonia provided 8,000 pounds of unusable apparel — comprised of pre- and post-consumer textile waste — to Eastman, Kingsport, Tenn., to recycle using its molecular recycling technology.

“We know apparel waste is a major problem, and consumers increasingly want better, more sustainable solutions when their most loved clothing reaches the end of its life,” said Natalie Banakis, materials innovation engineer for Patagonia.

“Our collaborations show the world what’s possible when it comes to sustainability,”said Carolina Sister Cohn, global marketing lead for Eastman textiles.“We have the technology to make the textiles industry circular, and we know it requires collaboration with innovative brands to make circular fashion possible. This is only the beginning, and we look forward to more collaborations throughout 2024.”

March/April 2024