KEEPING YOUR GEAR IN PLAY – FREE REPAIRS ON ANY BRAND OF CLOTHING
After a two-year hiatus, Patagonia’s Worn Wear repair team will be hitting the slopes in the UK and Europe again for the Worn Wear Snow Tour 2022.
It will offer skiers and snowboarders free repairs on busted zippers, rips, tears, buttons, pulls and more, as well as teaching people how to fix their own gear.
The Worn Wear initiative encourages customers to extend the lifetime of their garments. The Patagonia repair team onboard will offer free repairs on any brand of clothing, on a first come, first served basis.
The trailer has been hand-built to an original design to be able to travel to the toughest locations around Europe. It will house technical repair equipment and will bring hot chocolate and good vibes to the slopes. It will also educate people on how to keep snow gear in good condition for multiple seasons and will teach skills such as patching, re-waterproofing shells and fixing zippers.
More on Worn Wear
- Patagonia’s Worn Wear programme was created in 2013 to encourage people to take good care of their gear, washing and repairing as needed.
- Extending the life of our garments, through proper care and repair, is the single most important thing we can do to lower our impact on the planet and reduces the need to buy more over time – thereby avoiding the CO2 emissions, waste output, and water usage required to build it.
- By keeping our clothing in use just nine extra months, we can reduce related carbon, waste and water footprints by 20-30 percent each, according to the UK-based group WRAP – simply because we’re making and throwing away less.
Worn Wear in numbers (from 2019)
- 56 = Number of Worn Wear Repair events throughout Europe
- 25,000 = People who came to Worn Wear repair events in Europe
- 100,288 = Pieces of clothing fixed by our Worn Wear repair centres