Annually, the United States generates 25 billion pounds of textiles. Just 15% gets donated or recycled. By 2019, that number is projected to 35.4 billion pounds, annually.
Recirculating our gently used technical layers, significantly reduces the amount of waste transferred into our landfills. Through increasing the total lifetime use of each garment, we significantly reduce our resource footprint. Ensuring a garment is used one additional time
Think about it this way, when purchasing an adult fleece from Patagonia, you expect it to last several years (let's say, conservatively, 5 years). So why should there be anything different with children's clothing?
When a child outgrows the garment after 3 months, several years worth of use is left on the table. By effectively recirculating these garments, we reduce the huge discrepancy between actual and potential lifetime use of the garments that we manufacture in Colorado, USA.