Patagonia Worn Wear Tour stops at our Austin North Lamar store!
August 13th, 11 am – 5 pm Austin N. Lamar store
Whole Earth Provision Co. is excited to announce that our Austin North Lamar store will be a stop on the Patagonia Worn Wear Fall Tour for 2016! On August 13th, from 11 am to 5 pm, members of Patagonia’s repair staff from their Reno Nevada Repair Facility will be on hand to offer free repairs on busted zippers, rips, tears, buttons, pulls and more. They will also be teaching people how to make their own repairs.
Patagonia’s Worn Wear program was created in 2013 as a way to encourage people to take good care of their gear, washing and repairing as needed. The program aims to keep clothing, regardless of brand, in circulation for as long as possible. And when it’s time for a replacement, they encourage you to invest in something that lasts.
“There is nothing we can change about how we make clothing that would have more positive environmental impact than simply making less,” notes Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario. “Worn Wear is a celebration of quality products and their relationship to our lives. It’s a simple but critical message: keep your gear in action longer and take some pressure off our planet.”
According to Patagonia, keeping our clothing in use just nine extra months reduces related carbon, waste and water footprints by 20% to 30%, simply because less in being made and thrown away. Taken together, the actions that make up Worn Wear – investing in quality products, repairing them and reusing them and eventually recycling them – help to reduce the footprint of Patagonia products and encourage all of us to do the same. Invest in quality, repair when needed, and at the end of a garment’s life, recycle. Patagonia also offers guidance in cleaning and repairing your Patagonia gear on their website.
For this Worn Wear Tour visit, Patagonia will repair clothing, including technical clothing, made by any company. They do not offer repairs on luggage, bags, shoes or any equipment. It’s clothing only! So bring your outdoor clothing in need of repair to our Austin North Lamar store on August 13th. Look for the Worn Wear custom vehicle in our parking lot where they’ll give your garment some TLC. While you’re waiting for the big day, here’s a video from Patagonia that shares some of their favorite worn wear stories.