Patagonia launches its new Black Hole® series, backpacks designed and made with 100% recycled material, helping to reduce the amount of waste and carbon emissions produced by the brand.
This year Patagonia launched its traditional Black Hole® series in a new and unprecedented format. Taking a conscientious approach, they have developed a completely environmentally friendly collection. The collection has reduced the use of petroleum products and as such its environmental footprint.
Patagonia’s new line of bags and backpacks, Black Hole®, are designed and made with 100% recycled material. From now on, you can store your things and know you are making a positive impact on the environment.
Ten million plastic bottles were reused and today have a new life thanks to the fabric, lining and straps of the products in this innovative line.
In addition, each bag and backpack are made using a method called “solution dyeing”. This technique reduces the use of water during the colouring process, furthermore achieving greater durability and resistance. Also, each product is backed by the brand’s usual Ironclad guarantee of ensured quality.
With different sizes and models, this new collection is the best travel companion, especially for this holiday season.
Pioneers in recycled materials: backpacks made from plastic bottles
You can choose a 32-liter Black Hole® backpack for a weekend getaway, go on a months-long adventure with your 55-liter Black Hole® Duffel bag, or use an Ultralight Black Hole® Mini Hip Pack to face the day to day in the city. No matter the setting, all Black Hole® products come in a wide variety and are resistant to all journeys, scratches and damages that the road can present.
Patagonia is a pioneer in the use of recycled material in its products. 2020 will be no different and in fact they have decided to further their ambitions in the area. The company plans to reduce the amount of waste and 100% of their total carbon emissions. They aim to achieve this by eliminating the use of any new synthetic fabrics in their product lines.
“WE ARE HAPPY FOR THE NEW BLACK HOLE® FAMILY, IT IS ONE MORE STEP WE ARE TAKING IN MANUFACTURING OUR PRODUCTS WITH RECYCLED MATERIALS”
For us it is important to show the industry that it is possible to work with materials and processes that take care of planet Earth. Most importantly for customers to see that this does not compromise the quality of the products. Black Hole® reflects Patagonia’s commitment to the environment and shows versatility, since it has different colors, products and alternatives for all tastes”, explains Pedro Pablo Larraín, Patagonia Product Analyst.
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Founded by Yvon Chouinard in 1973, Patagonia is based in Ventura, California. The company has been certified as B-Corp since December 2011, and stands out as being the first in California to achieve this recognition. Their mission is to be in this business of saving our home, planet Earth.
Since 2013, the brand has been promoting the Worn Wear program, as a way to encourage people to take good care of their equipment, wash it and repair it when necessary. The idea is to keep clothing, regardless of the brand, in circulation for as long as possible. When the time comes to replace it, one should do so with a durable garment as a means to reduce the impact of indiscriminate consumption on the environment.
This outdoor clothing brand donates 1% of its sales to support the work of NGOs that carry out environmental causes. The initiative is part of the “1% for the Planet” movement, promoted by Yvon Chouinard (founder of Patagonia) and Craig Mathews (founder of BlueRibbon Flies). This kind of global thinking inspires companies and individuals to support environmental solutions in the belief that the power of collective action to protect the environment outweighs the individual struggle.
In addition, the company has donated $ 100 million under this program since 1985 to support grassroots environmental organizations. In the national territory, Patagonia has donated more than 400 thousand dollars to 48 local NGOs. Some of the beneficiaries are entities like: Ecosistemas, Fundación Relaves, Acceso Panam and Corporación Cultiva.