Backslide Beanie - Folk Step: Toasted White
The Backslide Beanie is a classic Patagonia beanie made of a recycled wool/nylon blend with a double-layer headband.
The Backslide Beanie has the warmth you need to manage cold temperatures on the mountain or day to day. With a soft, skin-friendly fabric blend of recycled wool and nylon that traps heat, stretches and provides all-day comfort to see you through last call. Classic Patagonia silhouette, but still fits under a helmet or hood when needed.
- Retro trapezoid shape for stand-up style
- Naturally stretchy knit for all-day comfort
- 65 g (2.3 oz)
- Body: 70% recycled wool / 26% recycled nylon / 4% other fibre
- Lining: 5.6-oz 100% polyester fleece
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 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.
Recycled Wool: One of the ways Patagonia have found to lessen the impact of wool production is to recycle used wool. The practice of recycling wool dates back hundreds of years. After wool sweaters had been worn threadbare, they were collected and shredded into individual fibres and then converted into blankets. By selecting and blending colours of dyed wool fabrics and garments, they can completely eliminate the dyeing process, saving water and chemicals and eliminating the resulting wastewater.