100% Recycled Down and Polyester in Patagonia’s Baby Down Sweater Vest

Patagonia’s Baby Down Sweater Vest provides adaptable and reliable warmth that layers easily. The vest features lightweight, windproof and tear-resistant 100% recycled polyester mini-ripstop shell fabric with a 2.2-oz 100% polyester plain-weave lining, both with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish. For core warmth, this vest is insulated with 700-fill-power Recycled Down.
Patagonia Vest reviewed by Mountain Life Media
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With a range of sizing from 3-6 months all the way to 5T, this will be your youngster’s go-to layer, indoors and out, for years to come. With six solid colours including Verbena Purple and Plains Green, this vest is guaranteed to please the pickiest kids.
  • Lightweight, windproof shell fabric has high tear-strength and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish, and is made of 100% recycled polyester
  • 700-fill-power 100% Recycled Down (duck and goose down reclaimed from down products) is compressible and warm; quilt-through construction keeps down in place
  • Full-length zipper with wind flap; zipper garage eliminates chin chafe
  • Two zippered handwarmer pockets with reflective webbing pulls
  • Spandex binding around armholes; elasticized back hem.

 Patagonia’s 100% Recycled Down: What’s the Story?

Recycled Down is a mix of either 600- or 700-fill-power goose and duck down reclaimed from cushions, bedding and other used items that can’t be resold. It is hypoallergenic and offers the identical performance benefits to virgin down.

There was already a market in Europe for recycled down and feathers, but it took some time before Patagonia found the perfect partners who were able to meet their standards. Both the collector and the processor they partner with are family-owned and share their values for high quality and uncompromising performance.

Patagonia’s demand for high-quality Recycled Down has already led to an increase in supply. By plucking some of their down (and associated fabrics) from the trash, they reduce discards; help expand and add value to the recycling stream; and more fully realize their mission to “build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, and use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.”

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