Ecologic Designs, a company that specializes in creating upcycled products, recently collaborated with Patagonia to create a one-of-a-kind hip pack made from the outdoor clothing brand’s old store banners. The project was part of Patagonia’s ongoing efforts to reduce waste and promote sustainability.
Ecologic Designs, based in Colorado, is known for using a wide range of materials to create unique and sustainable products, from bike inner tubes to billboards. In this particular collaboration with Patagonia, the company received a shipment of the brand’s old store banners that were no longer in use. The team at Ecologic Designs carefully selected and cleaned the banners, and then set to work designing and sewing the hip packs.
The result is a stylish and functional hip pack that incorporates Patagonia’s iconic logo and rugged aesthetic. The pack features a spacious main compartment, a zippered front pocket, and an adjustable waistband. It’s perfect for outdoor adventures or for everyday use, and is a testament to the power of upcycling and sustainability.
Through projects like this one, Patagonia and Ecologic Designs are showing that it’s possible to create high-quality products while also being mindful of the environment. By using materials that might otherwise be thrown away, they’re helping to reduce waste and promote a more sustainable future.
Patagonia is an American clothing company that specializes in outdoor apparel and gear. It was founded in 1973 by Yvon Chouinard and is based in Ventura, California. The company is known for its commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility, and has been a pioneer in using recycled materials in its products.
Patagonia’s mission statement is “Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis.” The company has taken various steps to reduce its carbon footprint, including using recycled materials and renewable energy sources, as well as implementing fair labor practices.
Patagonia also encourages its customers to take care of their products and repair them if they become damaged, rather than replacing them. The company offers repair services for its products, and even provides customers with repair guides and resources to help them fix their own gear.
In addition to its commitment to sustainability, Patagonia has also been involved in various environmental and social activism efforts. The company has donated millions of dollars to environmental organizations, and has also taken a stance on political issues such as climate change and public lands protection.