Patagonia Women’s Beatrice Beanie
Grab your Beatrice Beanie for times that are fluid and free, like extra days off and traveling without an itinerary. This warm hat features an ultrasoft blend of recycled wool and nylon fabric that has a dynamic, textural knit and a supple feel; it also sheds moisture and resists wind and cold. Inside, a plush 100% polyester fleece lining wicks moisture, dries quickly, and stays soft and smooth against your skin. The low-profile styling traps your heat more efficiently and slips easily under a hood for really cold conditions.
- Soft recycled wool/nylon blend keeps your head and ears warm on the coldest days
- Fully lined with lightweight, plush fleece for additional insulation and comfort
Great textural knit that is naturally stretchy for all-day comfort
- Body: 70% recycled wool/25% recycled nylon/5% other fiber. Lining: 5.6-oz 100% polyester fleece
- 96 g (3.4 oz)
- Made in China
- Recycled Wool
One of the ways Patagonia can lessen the impact of wool production is to recycle used wool.
The practice of recycling wool dates back hundreds of years. After wool sweaters had been worn threadbare, they were collected and shredded into individual fibers and then converted into blankets.
Patagonia’s recycled wool comes from this same process. Aided by modern-day quality controls, the wool goes through a meticulous sorting of materials into color categories prior to shredding. By selecting and blending colors of dyed wool fabrics and garments, we can completely eliminate the dyeing process, saving water and chemicals and eliminating the resulting wastewater.
Although Patagonia have been using recycled polyester in our garments for 20 years, for some reason locked deep in polymer chemistry, nylon is more difficult to recycle than polyester. After years of research, development, and testing, they’re finally finding some recycled nylon fibers that are suitable for apparel.
Some of the recycled nylon we use comes from post-industrial waste fiber, yarn collected from a spinning factory, and waste from the weaving mills that can be processed into reusable nylon fiber.
Patagonia are diligently searching for a success story with recycled nylon. The challenge lies ahead of us, and they’re committed to discovering the best methods to recycle nylon fiber, but it appears this evolution will take many years.
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