• Each ReCrafted jacket, shirt, vest or bag is upcycled from three to six used pieces of clothing.
Each item in the ReCrafted collection is remade from other Patagonia clothes that are beyond repair

Each item in the ReCrafted collection is remade from other Patagonia clothes that are beyond repair

Outdoor apparel brand Patagonia has launched a new collection of "one-of-a-kind" apparel in which each item is remade in the US from other Patagonia clothes that are beyond repair. 

Every product in the ReCrafted line is uniquely upcycled in Los Angeles using an array of deconstructed and repurposed garments of various shades and materials that would otherwise be destined for the landfill.

The collection includes a down jacket, down vest, the Synchilla sweater, T-shirts, a toolkit and four bags, with each ReCrafted jacket, shirt, vest and bag upcycled from three to six used pieces of clothing.

"The Recrafted line was an answer to a question and the question was 'What are doing with all of the product that we're taking back that isn't recyclable, that isn't resaleable, that isn't repairable,'" said Patagonia's senior designer Kourtney Morgan. 

Keeping gear in play as long as possible has been part of Patagonia's business model since the 1970s and today the company will fix products in need of repair, buy back and resell items that are in good condition but no longer being used, or recycle garments at the end of their life.

ReCrafted is one answer to the question of what to do with those items that cannot be repaired, resold or recycled, it says.

Items from the collection will be available on Patagonia's Worn Wear online store, which sells used Patagonia apparel sourced directly from Patagonia customers in exchange for merchandise credit, and at the company's first dedicated Worn Wear pop-up store in Boulder, Colorado, which is open through February 2020.

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