The name Patagonia is synonymous with outdoor adventure, environmental responsibility and innovative, hard-wearing gear and activewear. High-performance clothing needs the best materials; when Patagonia can't find that, they work with suppliers to develop new fabrics. Innovations over the years have included Synchilla® fleece, Capilene® base layers and Regulator® insulation.
Patagonia's women's collection includes bras, panties, base crew shirts, zip tops, tees, camis, capris and long base layer bottoms. Patagonia active sports bras are made of body-conforming fabric that provides support and comfort while wicking away moisture. Bra styles include a seamless, wireless everyday bra in a pullover style and a lightweight crop bra best suited for women who wear A and B cup sizes. Customers say that Patagonia bras are unbelievably light and fit perfectly. Patagonia women's underwear is of the same high quality as everything they make. There are various panty styles including boy shorts, low-rise hipsters, bikinis and briefs, many of which complement a matching bra.
They also offer a selection of base layer garments, designed to keep you warm and dry during strenuous outdoor activities--whether snowboarding, climbing, running, skiing or whatever you love doing. Many layering pieces are made of patented Capilene, which is fabricated from recycled polyester. There are several levels of Capilene fabric for different levels of exertion. Capilene features Patagonia's Gladiodor odor control and it is fast drying, moisture-wicking, 100% recyclable and machine washable. Capiline shirt styles include a pullover mock turtleneck, a half-zip full neck top, both brushed for softness and with slim contours. Every construction detail is carefully thought out to provide warmth, range of movement, ventilation and comfort. Capilene bottoms provide a naturally stretchy fit and softness as well as all of the temperature and moisture control properties you would expect from Patagonia.
All of Patagonia's fabrics are both environmentally responsible and high-performing. Other materials include 100% organically grown cotton, hemp and merino wool. Their merino wool, which is exceptionally warm without being heavy, is washed for softness without the use of chlorine, making it kinder to the environment. Their high standards--clothing should be supple, comfortable against the skin, long-lasting, easy to care for, beautiful and meticulously constructed--applies to all Patagonia's activewear bras, camisoles, panties and tights.
When you buy Patagonia you're also buying into environmental responsibility on a global scale. 1% of sales has been donated to hundreds of environmental groups in the U.S., Europe and Japan. Manufacturing and growing practices do the least possible environmental harm, focusing as much as possible on organic and recycled materials. Since 1993, Patagonia has had a unique product line of fleece that incorporates material made from post-consumer recycled plastic bottles. Patagonia even recycles their own products, establishing a garment recycling program. Using old or worn out Capiline base layer garments, Polartec fleece and Patagonia fleece, the employ an innovative process to make brand new garments.
With every Patagonia piece you buy you can expect clothing that stands up to the most rigorous activities, that is long-lasting and highly functional. The company's mission statement lets you know exactly what you're getting when you buy Patagonia products--Patagonia's goal is to make the best possible products causing the least amount of harm to the environment. They work hard to use sources and manufacturing processes that create high-performance gear that is also environmentally responsible.