Walk a mile in someone else’s Patagonia clothes


I recently learned of a cool environmental initiative by clothing manufacturer Patagonia.

The outdoor apparel maker encourages its customers to sell their old clothing on eBay under the Common Threads Initiative. Those who agree to the “pledge” and list their clothing on eBay will have the item advertised on Patagonia.com’s used clothing section.

It makes good business sense for Patagonia to encourage its customers to sell their old clothing to make way for new purchases. It could also be argued, however, that helping people buy used clothing at a lower price could take some sales from the company. Whichever view you would take, however, it’s hard to deny that anything helping to reuse old clothing is a good initiative for the environment.

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About Jason Reynolds
I'm a reporter, blogger, husband and aspiring author. When I'm not working, spending time with the family, or reading (which is quite a bit), I enjoy cooking, traveling, photography and wrangling my family's cats and chickens.

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