Superlightweight yet durable, nylon is one of the strongest materials we use in our garments and equipment.
Nylon is one of the strongest plastics we use in our garments and equipment. When we need a superlightweight yet durable fabric, it’s critical that we use nylon for its strength and moisture-wicking properties.
We’re making progress
Where We Are
We still use a great deal of nylon, but most of that has now switched to recycled sources: for Spring 2020, 3% of Patagonia’s entire material usage by weight includes virgin nylon.
Like polyester, nylon fiber is made from petroleum. Our goal is to stop using petroleum-based fabrics and materials.