“Carrying Their Own Load” – these children are shopping and enjoy having their hands free as their jackets have been converted into backpacks.
A word about the recycled polyester material:
Our fabric supplier: Teijin Fibers Ltd., Matsuyama, Japan, closely collaborated with Patagonia in developing the new generation of recycled polyester material for clothings.
Kudo to Patagonia, that their customers can return their old polyester Capilene® and fleece to Patagonia for recycling. Teijin uses their EcoCircleTM recycling process to depolymerize polyester and make new polyester fiber that can be made into another garment. The Patagonia Footprint Chronicles allows you to track the environmental impact of a specific Patagonia product from design through delivery. We are in the process of establishing a similar program for our users and trust to have it in place soon. We would like to share the fine work of Patagonia and Teijin through this video presentation.
Informal Presentation of the GO ! Backpack Jacket at the Washington State University Jefferson County Extension, graciously taken by Pamela Roberts, of the Jefferson County 4H Youth Development Program.
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Mid-day segment of the Growing Green Enterprise Workshop held at the Washington State University Jefferson County Extension, organized by Dr. Katherine Baril, Director; presented by EcoVentures International, NorthWest Area Foundation and Women Entrepreneurs of Baltimore. Co-sponsored by Enterprise For Equity, Port Townsend Food CO-OP, Northwest Natural Resource Group, ShoreBank Enterprise Cascadia, among many other leaders in the local sustainable development arena.
more to come …….. stay tune……..
Featured ProductThe Original...GO! GlobO jacket- "a backpack style sustainable material jacket for families with children on the GO"