An excerpt from a post that originally appeared on http://www.patagonia.com
Better Than New
One of the most responsible things we can do as a company is to make high-quality stuff that lasts for years and can be repaired, so you don’t have to buy more of it. The Worn Wear® program celebrates the stories we wear and keeps your gear in action longer to take some of the pressure off the planet.
BLACK FRIDAY GEAR SWAPS
No longer wearing that jacket? Take a break from the consumer madness this Black Friday and drop by the Patagonia Worn Wear Swap. If you don’t find something you like, our friends from the sharing app Yerdle will be on hand to exchange your used Patagonia clothing for Yerdle credits. We’ll have free food, refreshments and music at each location.
WORN WEAR BLOG
Stories and pictures submitted from our customers about Patagonia clothes that have lasted for decades and become old friends.
With our friends at iFixit, we put together easy-to-follow online guides to help you care for your Patagonia gear and repair the holes and tears that happen along the way.
Find an item you want; buy it with Yerdle credits; post your own stuff to earn more credits. Yerdle helps you save money and reduce waste.
WORN WEAR REPAIR TRUCK
We’re building a one-of-a-kind vehicle, staffing it with Patagonia clothing-repair experts and heading out on tour this spring. Stay tuned for more details as we prepare to hit the road.
Coming spring 2015
MORE IN ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
- Vote the Environment
- Becoming a Responsible Company
- The Footprint Chronicles: Our Supply Chain
- Corporate Responsibility
- Environmental Grants and Support
- The Responsible Economy