Innovation driving Patagonia’s environmental mission. 16.10.13
Patagonia have partnered with an eco-friendly biomaterial company (yulex.com) to create a more environmentally friendly alternative to the petroleum-based production of wetsuits. With competitors looking into bamboo and limestone looks like there are interesting times ahead for wetsuit design and the holy grail of an environmentally friendly wetsuit.
At the moment the greenest option would be to buy quality and make it last, just carrying on using what we have avoids the environmental impact with new product development. So instead of buying cheap and buying twice.. look after your rubber and repair if needs be.