PATAGONIA.

 

 

Functional stylish state-of-the-eco-art sportsgear with the goal to reduce the adverse social and environmental impacts of our products and to make sure they are produced under safe, fair, legal and humane working conditions throughout the supply chain.


HOW THEY WORK

The environmental crisis has reached a critical tipping point. Without commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, defend clean water and air, and divest from dirty technologies, humankind as a whole will destroy our planet’s ability to repair itself. At Patagonia, the protection and preservation of the environment isn’t what we do after hours. It’s part of our everyday work.

All Baserange underwear t-shirts, sweats and leather garments are produced in small towns around Porto in Portugal. All woven garments are produced in a small town called Odemis near Izmir from only natural fabrics such as silk, linen and wool, with an old knowledge of natural fabrics and processes.

Natural fibers such as organic cotton, recycled cotton or wool, natural silk or linen and bamboo are used at the heart of Baserange’s fabrics. While all dyes used are certified Öko-tex dyes or GOTS which consume a lot less water in the dying process and do not utilise any heavy metal dyes or toxic elements that are still used by a many large garment producers outside of Europe. A big part of Baserange’s product group is raw or ecru (off white). Meaning that there has been no dying or chemical bleaching processes on these products.

Learn more about the materials they use—and why—here.


THE FOUNDERS

Blandine Legait and Marie-Louise Mogensen form the creative duo co-designing all collections—one being in Toulouse, the other in Copenhagen—of the brand whose name stands for 'Basic Aesthetic for Sustainable Easywear'. When Marie-Louise Mogensen started the brand in 2012, it was baptized BASE range. Blandine Legait, the brand manager of top brand Surface to Air, teamed up with her to further develop the business side.

 
 
It’s another world first for Patagonia, and it means that for every piece we make, we pay a premium that workers can use to elevate their standard of living. The certification also requires factories to comply with a strict set of standards for safe working conditions and environmental responsibility.

Fair Trade costs us a bit more—but we believe it’s worth every cent.