We were thrilled when Patagonia approached us last year about their new division, Patagonia Provisions. Patagonia has been passionate about food for a long time. On their many travels they realized the food they were consuming would become a vital part of the experience. Patagonia states, “What we eat does more than just fill our stomachs and nourish our bodies; good food lifts our spirits and helps us understand the world a little better.” With Patagonia Provisions, their goal will stay the same as with everything they do. They will aim to make the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, and they hope out of everything they do to inspire solutions to the environmental crisis. In the upcoming months and years, they will offer a growing selection of foods that address environmental issues and they will continue to encourage support of local food producers. They are confident their success with help establish a model for a new kind of food chain.
Patagonia’s reason for being (AKA their mission statement), “Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crises” and we couldn’t agree more! Patagonia grew out of a small company that made tools for climbers. While Alpinism remains at the heart of their worldwide business, they still make clothes for silent sports that give us moments of connections between ourselves and nature. These sports include climbing, skiing, snowboarding, surfing, fly fishing, along with paddling and trail running. Patagonia works steadily to reduce harms created by their business activity and use recycled materials and organic ingredients as much as possible.
We know what you are thinking (besides all the great things about Patagonia), what does this have to do with Woolly Pocket? Patagonia Provisions has chosen our Mini Wally to be sold and distributed in their Patagonia Provisions stores. We too, have similar visions as Patagonia. We work Woolly hard being green and take immense pride in using recycled materials and using USA made products. Woolly Pockets have two main components: the breathable felt and the built-in moisture barrier. The breathable portion is made of 100% recycled plastic bottles that have been industrially felted. The military-grade moisture barrier is made from 60% recycled plastic bottles. We stitch each pocket together by hand in the USA with a double lock stitch and strong, UV-resistant nylon threads.
Wild Sockeye Salmon is featured in these pictures! Description from Patagonia: Our Lightly Smoked Wild Sockeye Salmon is made with fish harvested from the Situk River, near Yakutat, Alaska. This is a small, community-based fishery, using short-soak set nets with a low by-catch rate. Because the fishing takes place in the river itself – as opposed to the open ocean where many salmon stocks mingle – the fishermen are able to target a specific, sustainable salmon population. This is the kind of fishery we’re proud to support. But the true test lies in the taste. We’ve worked with our favorite chefs to create the kind of delicious, wholesome food we like to share with friends on the trail and at home. In other words, this is good food. For you and the planet.