Patagonia built the Isthmus Quilted Shirt Jacket with tough, weather-resistant materials for conditions that flutter throughout the day like leaves in the wind. Designed to go from jacket to shirt and back again, the Isthmus has a limber 100% recycled nylon shell with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish to shed moisture and increase durability. The lightweight 60-g (100-g in sleeves) Thermogreen polyester (92% recycled) insulation wraps you in warmth, feels soft and continues to insulate even if wet. Inside, high-pile fleece rests lightly against the skin and adds even more warmth; smooth polyester taffeta lines the arms to wick moisture and glide over layers. The snap-front design includes a soft, corduroy camp-style collar that protects your neck from wind or sun. Pockets include a left-chest pocket, two front pockets (both secure with snaps) and an internal zipper pocket with headphone compatibility. Elasticized cuffs seal out cold air and gloomy weather. It’s also Fair Trade Certified™ sewn, which means the people who made it earned a premium for their labor. Hip length.
Patagonia pay a premium for every Fair Trade Certified item that carries their label. That extra money goes directly to the workers at the factory, and they decide how to spend it. The program also promotes worker health and safety and social and environmental compliance, and encourages dialog between workers and management.
Patagonia has worked with bluesign technologies since 2000 to evaluate and reduce resource consumption in their materials supply chain, and to assist with managing the chemicals, dyes and finishes used in the process. bluesign technologies, based in Switzerland, works at each step in the textile supply chain to approve chemicals, processes, materials, and products that are safe for the environment, safe for workers, and safe for the end customers.
In 2007, Patagonia became the first brand to officially join the network of bluesign system partners.
Any fabric you see that’s bluesign approved offers the highest level of consumer safety by employing methods and materials in their manufacture that conserve resources and minimize impacts on people and the environment.