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Patagonia has been awarded the ISPO Eco Responsibility Award in the textile category with the women's R3 Hi-Loft Jacket. The aspects focused on were ecological content, overall sustainability of the manufacturing process, logistics, eco-compatibility, application, company culture and Corporate Social Responsibility. The jacket will be available to buy from August 2010.
The ISPO jury said: “For many years Patagonia has proven that a sustainable overall concept for the entire production chain is feasible. The R3 Hi-Loft Jacket is no exception and impressed us with its high degree of function, well-thought-out design, and excellent solutions for sustainable production."
The fleece jacket 'W´s R3 Hi-Loft' is one of many eco-friendly products manufactured by Patagonia and is made almost entirely of recycled and recyclable Polartec materials. In addition, the lightweight warm jacket is bluesign® certified. This means that the production process was evaluated to determine the use of resources, level of consumer protection, water and air pollution, as well as working conditions.
After 10 years at the top of the fleece food chain, season Regulator® products have received a total overhaul for A/W 2010. Developed with Patagonia's longtime partners at Polartec®, the guiding principles of Regulator remain constant – directional moisture movement, maximum warmth with minimal weight, whilst being compressible, breathable, easy to layer and pack. The high-loft jacket is made of Regulator® R3 fleece and is Patagonia's warmest layering piece, engineered for maximum thermal value and minimal weight when layered under a shell. Other features of the winning product include:
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