Wool insulates, breathes and lasts for a long time, making it ideal for outdoor uses.


Wool is a great insulator, is naturally absorbent and doesn’t capture odors. Because of its unique performance attributes, it has a long history as a preferred choice for outdoor clothing. 

Where We Are

The biggest impact of making wool fiber happens at the farm level and the raising of the sheep. All the virgin wool used in Patagonia products is sourced under the strict guidelines of our Responsible Wool Standard. This means that everyone from the scourer/top maker (who washes and initially processes the raw or greasy wool), the spinner (who takes the clean wool and turns it into yarn), to the finished goods factory all underwent audits to ensure they had strict chain-of-custody practices in place.

What's Next

We plan to continue our commitment to the Responsible Wool Standard program.

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