Patagonia Expands Common Threads Recycling Program

Versteegen, Kris
March 2007
SGB;Mar2007, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p13
Trade Publication
The article announces that Patagonia is expanding its Common Threads polyester recycling program to include all Polartec-branded garments, including those of competitors. Previously the programs accepted only used Patagonia Capilene base layers. Comments from Patagonia president and CEO Casey Sheahan regarding the recycling program are presented.


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