bluesign works in the supply chain to approve products that are safe for the environment, workers and customers.
Every textile we use is the result of a complicated manufacturing process, making it difficult for us to evaluate all the raw materials, dyes and chemical auxiliary materials each of our suppliers use. bluesign® technologies, based in Switzerland, helps with this analysis, working at each step in the textile supply chain to assess and approve chemicals, processes, materials and products that are safe for the environment, workers and customers.
Since 2000, Patagonia has worked with bluesign technologies to evaluate and reduce resource consumption in our materials supply chain and to help us manage the chemicals, dyes and finishes used in the process.
In 2007, Patagonia became the first brand to officially join the network of bluesign system partners. We committed to the highest level of consumer safety and to the continuous improvement of environmental performance in our textile supply chains by applying the bluesign system to help conserve resources and minimize negative impacts on people and the environment.
This Spring 2022 season, eight of our top 10 material suppliers are bluesign system partners and are using chemicals that are certified as bluesign approved.
Our progress and encouragement have inspired more suppliers and other brands to join the network; there are now close to 1,000 brands, manufacturers and chemical suppliers that are bluesign system partners.
We continue to apply bluesign standards and encourage the use of bluesign tools throughout our entire supply chain.