Recycle Your Underwear

Berghaus recently announced it would make some of its fleece garments from recycled fleece garments starting Autumn 2007 . At the time I wondered how you'd get your old fleece to them to recycle. I've yet to find an answer to this.

However, Patagonia has done this for a while under a scheme called Common Threads. While I admire the initiative, it's not exactly practical for UK based sea kayakers. Your can drop them off at your nearest Patagonia store (Dublin), or mail them to a US address.

However, its campaign video is quite good. Shot in Tokyo, a lunatic in green tights tries to persuade locals not to throw away their underwear when they're worn out but to recycle them. Odd. I can only assume Japanese people wear synthetic shreddies.


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