These ridiculously comfortable sweatpants are made of 97% recycled materials including 16 plastic bottles and 0.6 lbs of cotton scrap. They also use 95% less water and 48% less CO2 bi-product, plus they're Fair Trade Certified™. All that conscience mindedness aside, these are just really comfy sweatpants.
- Elastic Waist
- Front Hand Pockets
- Fair Trade Certified Sewing
- 47.5% Recycled Cotton, 47.5 Postconsumer Recycled Polyester, 5% Spandex 10.9oz Fleece
- Elastic Cuffs
- Adjustable Drawstring on Waistband
- PVC and Phthalate-Free Inks
Fair Trade Certified Sewing - For every Fair Trade Certified item produced for Patagonia, they pay a community-development premium. The money goes into an account controlled by the cooperative of farmers or association of factory workers who decide how best to use it. The funds are designated for social, economic and environmental development projects. For example, cotton farmers may choose to use the money for agricultural improvements, rainwater catchment systems or to build a school or a health clinic. Workers in Fair Trade factories may invest in healthcare for their children, bicycles for easier transit to and from work or a cash bonus.
All workers in the factories and farms that make Fair Trade Certified clothing benefit from the funds, whether they work directly on Patagonia products or not.