Patagonia Men's Cayo Largo II Shirt
Superlightweight, breathable organic cotton/recycled nylon/hemp blend shirt for travel and hiking.
- Made of a lightweight, fast-wicking 69% organic cotton/25% recycled nylon/6% hemp cross-dye twill
- Button front with lie-down collar
- Two button-closed front pockets
- Zippered security pocket at front-left chest can fit a medium fly box or a U.S. passport
- Shirttail hem
- 156 g (5.5 oz)
2.4-oz 69% organic cotton/25% recycled nylon/6% hemp cross-dye twillView The Footprint Chronicles
In 1996, with an increased awareness of the dangers of pesticide use and synthetic fertilizers in growing conventional cotton, we began the exclusive use of organically grown cotton in all of our cotton products.
The quality of organic cotton is equal to or better than conventionally grown cotton, yet organically grown methods support biodiversity and healthy ecosystems, improve the quality of soil and often use less water. Growing organically takes more time, requires more knowledge and skill, and, for now, costs more. But it’s worth it.
To ensure we are buying cotton that is organic as defined by the USDA’s National Organic Program, we require numerous certificates issued by an accredited third-party certification body for every step of the supply chain, from farm to factories.
Although we’ve been using recycled polyester in our garments for 20 years, for some reason locked deep in polymer chemistry, nylon is more difficult to recycle than polyester. After years of research, development, and testing, we’re finally finding some recycled nylon fibers that are suitable for apparel.
Some of the recycled nylon we use comes from post-industrial waste fiber, yarn collected from a spinning factory, and waste from the weaving mills that can be processed into reusable nylon fiber.
We’re diligently searching for a success story with recycled nylon. The challenge lies ahead of us, and we’re committed to discovering the best methods to recycle nylon fiber, but it appears this evolution will take many years.
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