Staying Warm Sustainably
Patagonia Recycled Down Collection

With the sudden temperature drop in Hong Kong this week it just reminds us winter is finally here. Down jackets are a staple part of winter’s wardrobe due to their thermal insulating properties, but some people might have concerns over the sources of the down fills. Patagonia, the American outdoor clothing which has been maintaining its ethos on sustainability since day one, is releasing a new outerwear collection with recycled down.

Patagonia first launched its 100% traceable goose down jackets in 2014, ensuring the birds supplying the down are not force-fed or live-plucked. The brand has then developed on utilising 100% recycled down, which is a mixture of goose and duck down reclaimed from cushions, bedding and other used items. The recycled down offers identical performance benefits to virgin down, and is collected and processed from partners sharing the same values as the brand.

The latest recycled down collection comprises jackets and vests of various insulation levels. Highlights include the Frozen Range 3-in-1 Parka that can be worn as a waterproof yet breathable shell, an insulated jacket or an insulated parka. The Silent Down Jacket is warm and supple, while the Topley Jacket features extra pockets for keeping your belongings. Lastly, the Reversible Bivy Down Vest is great for creating different mix-and-match looks without sacrificing on practicality.