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    Better Sweater Beanie - Stonewash

    DESCRIPTION

    Guaranteed to keep you toasty, the Better Sweater Beanie from Patagonia is made of their trademark Better Sweater fabric, which is 100% recycled polyester, with a durable sweater knit outer layer, and a cosy inner fleece to keep your head warm.

    The process used to make Patagonia's Better Sweater fleece material is low-impact, reducing the use of water, dyestuffs and energy compared to standard dyeing methods. The sweater outside of the beanie resists pilling, so it will stay new for longer!

    • Made of 100% recycled polyester fleece with sweater-knit face, fleece interior and heathered yarns; dyed with a low-impact process that significantly reduces the use of dyestuffs, energy and water compared to conventional dyeing methods
    • Relaxed beanie with doubled cuff for comfort and coziness
    • Fair Trade Certified™ sewn
    • 60 g (2.1 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 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.

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