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PATAGONIA PARTNERSHIP: THE RECLAIMED DOWN SCARF

In 2014, we began an incredible partnership with Patagonia repurposing down jackets into one-of-a-kind scarves. The Reclaimed Down Scarf was developed as a solution for the jacket’s end-of-life problem—where does it go now? Patagonia’s Worn Wear Program allows you to trade in fully functioning Patagonia clothing and receive a credit. The down jackets that are being repurposed are a part of that program. By creating a new product, we are preventing them from going into landfills.

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Our brands approached product development in a thoughtful way—with Cradle-to-Cradle design and manufacturing in mind. With C2C, the goal is for every product to reflect sustainability from the beginning of life as a raw material, through design, manufacturing, active life, and end-of-life processes. Garments that have reached the end of their lives become an active part of the environment through composting or upcycling into a new form—like our Reclaimed Down Scarf.

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The reclaimed scarves are created by our Bldg. 14 team and our artisans. Each scarf is truly one-of-a-kind and is made by deconstructing the jackets and resewing the material. Our organic cotton jersey is used to finish the edges and provide a soft (and sustainable) accent on the scarves.

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We are proud to announce that, for the first time, the Reclaimed Down Scarf is available on AlabamaChanin.com and in-store at The Factory. Find it from us and in select Patagonia stores this holiday season.

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Top left image credit: Jeff Johnson. Image courtesy of Patagonia.

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    1. Alabama

      Hi Paula,

      We’ll only be offering it in Black on our website. The Patagonia stores are selling it in a variety of colors. They’re stocked in their Ventura, NYC SoHo, Seattle, San Francisco, Boston, Washington DC, NYC Upper West Side, Portland, Denver, Boulder, Chicago Mag Mile, and Chicago Lincoln Park locations.

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  1. Jamie

    I have this scarf, as do both of my sisters-in-law, and it is a favorite among us all. We got our back in 2014 and have used it each season since then. The Alabama Chanin classic touch is evident and adds another layer of detail to this piece. I look forward to buying more for gifts this Christmas.
    Love this partnership!

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    1. Alabama

      Hi, Jamie! So happy to hear how much your and your sisters-in-law love your Patagonia scarves. They are wonderful ways to give new life to the recycled jackets.

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