Patagonia forging ahead with recyclable wetsuits


In 2014 Patagonia changed the material in its wetsuits from neoprene, a synthetic derived from petroleum, to a natural rubber produced by Yulex – at least for about 85 percent of each wetsuit. Six years later, it built what it calls the Wetsuit Forge, which combined its design and repair ...

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