Knit Balaclava - Light Feather Grey
Designed specifically for the cold snap! From Patagonia, the Knit Balaclava is made with a warm blend of recycled wool and nylon. The polyester fleece interior will keep your head and face toasty and comfy.
The Knit Balaclava traps heat and keeps moisture out to keep you cosy even in the worst cold-weather conditions. The polyester fleece lining wicks moisture so is soft and agreeable on cold skin! The mouth opening is versatile and can also be worn under the chin to keep your lips from getting chapped.
- Materials: Outer 70% recycled wool/25% recycled nylon/5% other fibre;
- Lining 100% polyester fleece
- Weight: 145 g (5.1 oz)
PROVENANCE AND ETHICS
Patagonia was founded by Yvon Chouinard in 1973, the company's roots are in clothing for rock and alpine climbing, but they now produce a diverse mix of apparel targeted towards skiers, snowboarders, surfers and climbers. Patagonia are a world leader in creating ethical, sustainable clothing.
Recycled Wool - One of the ways Patagonia work to lessen the impact of wool production in their products is to recycle used wool - a practice dating back hundreds of years and actively diverting waste from landfill. Aided by modern-day quality controls, wool fibres are sorted into colour categories prior to use, helping to eliminate the dyeing process, saving water and chemicals and eliminating the resulting wastewater.
Recycled Nylon - After years of research, development, and testing, and two decades of recycled polyester Patagonia have finally found some recycled nylon fibres that are suitable for apparel. Some of the recycled nylon they use comes from post-industrial waste fibre, yarn collected from a spinning factory, and waste from the weaving mills that can be processed into reusable nylon fibre.