Patagonia Worn Wear Tour returns to snow destinations across Europe
This winter, the Patagonia Worn Wear repair team will be hitting the mountains around Europe for the Patagonia Worn Wear Snow Tour 2024, fixing your busted mountain kit. And it doesn’t even have to be Patagonia gear…
Repair shops on wheels will travel to snow destinations in France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the UK, offering free repairs on busted zippers, rips, tears, buttons, pulls etc.
What’s more, you can learn how to fix your own gear. Learn how to keep snow gear in good condition for multiple seasons and skills such as patching, re-waterproofing shells and fixing zippers.Where will the Worn Wear van be and when?
The aim of the Worn Wear initiative?
To encourage Patagonia customers to extend the lifetime of their garments.
“As the apparel sector, we urgently need to stop using the planet as though it were expendable,” says Willem Swager, Director of Finance & Operations, Patagonia EMEA.
“In light of today’s climate emergency, it’s imperative that our industry collectively rethinks how we source, manufacture, market, and take back our products.”
The OG wooden trailer, plus a second repair vehicle specifically for the UK, have been hand-built to be able to travel to the toughest locations around Europe.
Housing technical repair equipment, they’ll also bring hot chocolate and good vibes to a mountain near you.
The Worn Wear van will be heading to:
- February 15, 10:00 – 17:00
- February 17, 10:00 – 17:00
Portree, Isle of Skye
- February 23, 10:00 – 17:00
- February 24, 10:00 – 17:00
Throughout winter, the Worn Wear van will be heading through Chamonix, Innsbruck, Saalbach, Bormio, Trento, Montafon, Engelberg, Andermatt. The list goes on…
If you’ve got outdoor kit that’s in need of a patch up (whether it’s from Patagonia or not) make a pitstop by the Worn Wear van.
Why 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% each, according to the UK-based group WRAP – simply because we’re making and throwing away less.
- To scale repairs across Europe, Patagonia has partnered with the United Repair Centre and opened repair facilities in Amsterdam and London with the goal of repairing 100,000 pieces of clothing per year by 2028.
Worn Wear in numbers
- Over 30 Worn Wear Repair events were hosted throughout Europe last year
- Patagonia was able to repair more than 23,000 pieces of clothing in Europe in 2023
- Globally, more than 110 repair locations fix Patagonia clothing for free, or for a nominal charge
- 15 repair partners across Europe are fixing Patagonia garments for our customers