Patagonia Spring Layers
Perhaps best known for their P-6 logo t-shirts and Synchilla fleeces, Patagonia carries a rich and extensive history within sustainability that goes beyond their collections of outdoor apparel and accessories. Continuously driven by their original purpose to develop multi-use gear that not only offers ethically made solutions to everyday and sporting essentials, but also incorporates the opportunity to encourage campaigns for the protection of our natural world.
Our spring layers guide highlights key styles that will suit the temperamental British summer climate, including easily packable pieces and styles that will continue to be purposeful as mid layers in autumn and winter whether you’re hiking, travelling or simply seeking hardwearing updates.
Designed to showcase their next generation of t-shirts, Patagonia have developed a 100% recycled material to promote sustainable alternatives to everyday, casual necessities that utilise recycled cotton and recycled post-consumer polyester from plastic bottles and scrap fabric. A transitional style that can be stylised to suit throughout the year, both the Line Logo Ridge Pocket Responsibili-Tee and P-6 Responsibili-Tee T-Shirts feature iconic artwork of the famous ‘Mount Fitz Roy’, printed using PVC and phthalate-free inks. We recommend utilising the rich colour palette to add accents of colour across day-to-day ensembles, such as below the light toned Maple Grove Snap-T Pullover in pelican for a contrasting look or alongside either of the colourful Women’s Skyforest Parkas for a more vibrant combination that captures one of the leading styling focuses for the season.
With colour blocking taking centre stage for SS19, contrasting trims and details make it easy to incorporate trend updates whilst not going overboard with pieces that might lose their appeal over time. Crafted for durability and purpose, the Micro D Snap-T Pullover Fleece has the ability to work as a lightweight layer during spring and summer, or as a comfortable and insulating mid-layer below a shell during the colder months. Accented with prints and single colour embellishment, work in the Squeaky Clean Pocket T-Shirt with its horizontal stripe design - a truly classic print - or match with similar tones for a more subtle look.
With many brands now claiming to have made the shift to use only organic cotton, Patagonia have been promoting the use of organically farmed sources over less traceable conventional suppliers since the 90’s. Grown without the use of harmful chemicals, casual silhouettes are enhanced by the materials’ naturally soft and hypoallergenic properties, which makes for a go-to summer fabric. Ideal for layering for both casual and smarter occasions, we’ve paired the Patagonia Go To Shirt - the ‘Palms Of My Heart: Dyno White’ print edition - over a simple white Text Logo Organic T-Shirt for a relaxed and breathable combination. The shirt can be used as a lightweight cover up or when not needed packed away for travelling.
Offering a vibrant but wearable colour palette across essential warmer weather silhouettes, SS19 is dedicated to the activists working to defend the Tarkine region of northwestern Tasmania - the areas largest natural region - which is currently under threat from extraction industries. Alongside this, the Real Riches campaign continues to gain coverage from a variety of graphic t-shirts that hope to inspire the protection of natural places from destructive developments.
Supported by their feature length film ‘Takayna’, which emphasises the positive effect the Bob Brown Foundation has on World Heritage protection for Takayna (the indigenous name for Tarkine), each Patagonia collection stands for so much more than outdoor apparel and in turn strikes up conversation and debate as to how, who and where our clothing comes from and what effect is has upon cultures both home and away. Established in 1973, founder Yvon Chouinard remains a prominent voice within the company and across global discussions of sustainability.
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