Patagonia Worn Wear campaign is a radical idea to encourage recycling.

The Patagonia Worn Wear is a trade-in campaign organised by Patagonia, which accepts Patagonia clothing that functions perfectly and is in good condition. When you take your good quality, used Patagonia gear, the store will give you credit to use in their stores.

The Worn Wear Clothing comes from our closets and garages, maybe they just have a small thing to be repaired, and are just collecting dust. Patagonia repairs the items and cleaned them using CO2, which saves water and energy compared to traditional methods.

Patagonia Worn Wear tour.
Patagonia Worn Wear tour.

Patagonia has always being a social responsible company and they think that we need to reduce our impact in the planet producing high quality garments that will last for years, and which could be repaired, so you do not need to buy anything new.

Patagonia’s biodiesel repair wagon pays tribute to the customers and repair techs who have kept Patagonia’s gear in use for over 40 years. There’s a solar-powered sewing machine in the back and all manner of zippers, buttons, threads and patches. It offers free clothing repairs, DIY repair tips and used Patagonia clothing at events across the European Resorts.

The Patagonia European Tour has been going on for a while this season, but these are the dates for the rest of the ski season:

Patagonia van goes around all ski resorts repairing Patagonia kit and explaining how to do it yourself.
Patagonia van goes around all ski resorts repairing Patagonia kit and explaining how to do it yourself.

Feb 7th & 8th– Patagonia Bormio – Bormio, Italy

Feb 10th & 11th– Sportiz – Corvara in Badia, , Italy

Feb 14th & 15th– Patagonia Cortina – Cortina D’ampezzo, Italy

Feb 17th & 18th – Surf Shop – Sestriere, Italy

Feb 23th– Condition Steigenberger – Aschau im Chiemgau, Germany.

Feb 24th- Patagonia Munich – Munich, Germany.

March 1st- Kater Noster, Innsbruck, Austria

Patagonia Worn Wear campaign
Patagonia Worn Wear campaign

March 2nd– 4th – Tiefschneetage, Kühtai, Austria

March 10th– 11th – Freeride Testival – Warth – Schröcken, Austria

March 16th – 17th – Freiluftwerk, Freising – Germany

March 17th – 18th – Freeride Testival – Kaunertaler Gletscher, Austria

March 21st– 23rd – The Woods, Morzine, France

March 30th-31st – I’m sport – Livigno, Italy

April 4th – 6th, Derby de la Meije, La Grave, France

April 7th-8th– Patagonia Verbier, Switzerland

April 19th – 21st – Snell Sports, Chamonix, France

April 20th – 21st – Patagonia Chamonix, France

April 27th-29th – Black Shoes – Tignes


Patagonia #wornwear campaign in Buenos Aires, Argentina


For more information on Patagonia’s Worn Wear Campaign, visit the EU Patagonia’s Worn Wear website

Inside the Worn Wear Van
Inside the Worn Wear Van

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Featured Image: Patagonia Worn Wear EU Winter Tour Dates – Photo by Patagonia

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