The ideal casual jacket for mild transitional weather, the Men's Isthmus Utility Jacket was inspired by one of Patagonia's classic designs from their archives. Crafted from NetPlus® 100% postconsumer recycled nylon faille that is made from recycled fishing nets to help reduce ocean plastic pollution, this jacket boasts impressive sustainability credentials. Not only are the materials used better for the environment, but it also features a PFC-free DWR finish (durable water repellent coating that does not contain perfluorinated chemicals) and it is even Fair Trade Certified™ sewn.
We know our customers like to know exactly what they're buying; we're not going to sugar coat it, but we are going to explain it. We've divided up all of the sustainable features we've identified across our product ranges and grouped them into three so you know how your purchase is making an impact: Think Nature, Think Welfare, Think People.
The Patagonia Men's Isthmus Utility Jacket - Classic Tan has the following sustainability attributes...
By recycling fabrics, we are not only stopping extra waste heading to landfill but also reducing the need for virgin fabrics to be created. Recycled fabrics can be anything from recycled polyester to recycled cotton and where recycled cotton is used, it's often offcuts from factory floors that would otherwise end up in landfill.
This brand partners with the Fair Labor Association (FLA). The FLA has a broader remit and does not just focus on the apparel industry. They aim to protect workers rights around the world and collaborate with universities, civil society organisations and companies to create sustainable working conditions. FLA have their own Code of Conduct based off the UN’s International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) standards. Affiliated companies must implement this Code of Conduct across their supply chain.
Find out more about Fair Labor Association here: https://www.fairlabor.org/.