Sunday, November 4, 2007

Ghostman on third base

Make: Patagonia
Model: Capilene 3 Baselayer
Size: Medium
Color: Black
Part: RN51884
MSRP: $44.00
Paid: $44.00
Made in: El Salvador

Date purchased: 11/04/2007
n/w?: Need

Comment: It was getting cold enough last week that I knew I would need to start layering what I wore on my commute to work. This baselayer (aka, long johns or long underwear) is made with Eco-Circle certified polyester, which means that when it's worn out, I can return it to Patagonia, and they will recycle the fabric for use in new products. If you aren't familiar with Patagonia, they revolutionized outdoor clothing in 1994 by pledging to make their cotton sportswear using 100% organic cotton by 1996. They succeeded and have continued to push forward in their environment friendly ethos by making their fleece and polyester jackets from recycled soda bottles. Yvon Chouinard (founder of Patagonia) has been a huge influence in changing the perception of how a company is supposed to function, while building one that continues to uphold its values.

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