Patagonia Naturals Shoulder Bag
A classic shoulder bag with zipper closure and built with our organic cotton canvas and accented with a wool blend front pocket.
- Heavyweight 100% organic cotton shoulder bag for everyday use
- Zipper closure on main compartment
- Recycled wool blend front stash pocket
- Durable shoulder straps
- 820 g (1 lb 12.92 oz)
23.6-oz 100% organic cotton canvas with a polyurethane coatingView The Footprint Chronicles
821 g (1 lb12.92 oz)
37 x 32 x 15 cm (14.5 x 12.5 x 6 in)
19 L (1159 cu in)
One of the ways we can lessen the impact of wool production is to recycle used wool.
The practice of recycling wool dates back hundreds of years. After wool sweaters had been worn threadbare, they were collected and shredded into individual fibers and then converted into blankets.
Patagonia’s recycled wool comes from this same process. Aided by modern-day quality controls, the wool goes through a meticulous sorting of materials into color categories prior to shredding. By selecting and blending colors of dyed wool fabrics and garments, we can completely eliminate the dyeing process, saving water and chemicals and eliminating the resulting wastewater.
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.
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