Vintage Town Beanie - Balkan Blue
The Vintage Town Beanie from Patagonia is made of a recycled wool/nylon blend with a double-layer headband and pom.
This warm, skin-pampering beanie adds all the heat you need for a cold day on the slope and a long night at the pub. It has a soft, friendly fabric blend of recycled wool and nylon that insulates, stretches and provides comfort for all day wear. The double-layer headband adds a soft touch for the skin and dries quickly after a day of activity.
- Body: 70% recycled wool/26% recycled nylon/4% other fibre
- Lining: 5.6-oz 100% polyester fleece
- Classic dome shape with a pom-pom
- Naturally stretchy knit for all-day comfort
- Weight: 94 g (3.3 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.