When those chilly and rainy days start to creep in you'll be longing for a solid coat. This Patagonia Women's Parka Jacket has a Cotton construction that was developed in a Fair Trade Certified™ factory and has Recycled Down insulation for sustainability. The oversized and relaxed fit also leaves you plenty of room to layer a sweater or mid-layer underneath for added warmth.
- 6.2-oz 100% Cotton
- Front Hand Pockets
- 2.2-oz 100% Recycled Polyester Taffeta With a HeiQ® Eco Dry PFC-Free DWR Finish
- Recycled Down
- Fair Trade Certified™ Sewing
- Oversized Patagonia Relaxed Fit.
- Water Resistant Fabric
A fill power rating measures the number of cubic inches that one ounce of that particular down will occupy, so a jacket with a 800 fill power rating will be warmer than a jacket with a fill power rating of 500.
Recycled Down - The down fill of this garment has been reclaimed from used down products.
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.
Water Resistant Fabric - A Durable Water Repellent (DWR) finish allows fabric to shed moisture and prevents saturation to keep you warmer. DWR also helps repel oils and stains which can affect the fabric's breathability. Clothing with a DWR finish is a must in snowy or wet conditions.