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Every piece of plastic ever made is still on the planet.
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To help reduce plastic pollution, we’re finding new ways to turn previously discarded forms of plastic, like fishing nets, into useful items you’ll wear proudly forever.

How do nets become jackets?

Clean Up

Our partner Bureo collects these otherwise polluting nets from local fishermen along the coast of South America and repurposes them into NetPlus® material, which helps protect wildlife and support local fishing communities with financial incentives.

A new start for old nets. Our partner Bureo works with fishermen in Chile to retrieve discarded fishing nets and recycle them for use in new products we create.

Shred

Nets are sorted, cleaned, shredded and prepared for transport.

Discarded nets are sorted, cleaned and shredded then recycled into NetPlus®, a 100% fully traceable postconsumer material.

Melt

Prepared nets are recycled and processed into NetPlus® yarn.

Patagonia’s recycled nylon supplier Aquafil. Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Weave

This yarn is woven into fabric and used to make the body fabric of our jackets.

Coats Epic EcoVerde 100% recycled premium polyester corespun sewing thread.

Wear

What was once destined to be wasted is now something you can use forever. Wear it, love it and pass it on.

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