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Patagonia Unveils Its Warmest Parka Yet, Crafted From Recycled Materials

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In Costa Rica, a pressing plastic waste issue has led to innovative solutions. Approximately a fifth of the nation’s daily four-ton plastic waste ends up in rivers and on beaches. Enter Bionic, a Costa Rican company that collects and converts this discarded plastic into high-performance Gore-Tex fabrics, promoting a balance between design and sustainability.

Patagonia has recently launched the Stormshadow Parka, a unique offering. Half of the garment’s fibers are sourced from ocean-bound plastic, resulting in an eco-conscious item of clothing that will keep you incredibly warm through the coming winter months, as it is also the brand’s warmest parka to date.

This venture aims to create high-tech, eco-friendly fabrics by collaborating with Gore-Tex and harnessing recycled plastic to overcome degrading factors like dirt, rain, and salt.

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