Caring for the environment with the way we behave can be translated all the way down to the way we dress and the way we shop. What I love about the lifestyle wear at Gazelle Sports are the many brands that share a common goal. Prana, Lole, Toad & Co, North Face, and Patagonia all have unique processes to protect mother Earth and support sustainability. Style plus sustainability is more than a trend, it’s a way of life. And today the sustainability spotlight is on, drum roll please, Patagonia. Patagonia gives us a unique opportunity shop with a purpose that supports our quest to minimize our footprint and maximize our mission. W’s Re-Tool Snap T Fleece by Patagonia isn’t just for winter, stay cozy on a summer night too! What’s it made of and what are the benefits? 100% polyester: Hydrophobic & durable 51% recycled fleece: Two words, mother Earth. Blue Sign approved: A sealed recognition of having the highest level of consumer safety by employing methods and materials that conserve resources and minimize impacts on people and the environment Patagonia’s Shallow Seas Top is a light-weight summer staple with an improved feminine fit that tapers in at the waist. Take it up a sassy notch and tie it up in a knot! So what’s it made of and what does it mean? Organic cotton: Ultimately, using organic cotton protects the environment and protects people by refusing to use chemicals and pesticides. Tencel: This fiber helps to wick away sweat and keep you dry and comfortable. Patagonia’s Barely Baggies are light, quick to dry, and perfect for strolling the pier or jumping off of it. What’s it made of?? DWR: Let’s say it together, “durable-water-repellent”. 50 UPF: All clothing has some level of sun protection but the standard of 50 UPF is your most reliable friend to shield from harmful UV rays. Mesh lined pockets: After a quick dip in the lake these pockets will drain water and keep things light! Why do we love Patagonia?
- 1% for the Planet [Passion into action for preserving and restoring our natural environment]
- Bluesign [A partnership going 15 years strong to protect the environment through each step of the manufacturing process]
- Worn Wear Program [Patagonia stands behind their product for longevity and promotes repairing rather than buying new. There is a tour bus from Cali to New York teaching customers how to repair their products and alleviate pressures on the planet!]
- Sustainable Apparel Coalition [Patagonia initiated a collaboration with top industry leaders, governmental organizations and academia to create an index of social and environmental performance.]
Their mission statement says it all, “Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.” Feeling moved? I know I am. Visit Gazelle Sports and purchase with a purchase!