bluesign® System

bluesign works in the supply chain to approve products
that are safe for the environment, workers and customers.


Every textile Patagonia uses is the result of a complicated manufacturing process, making it difficult for them to evaluate all the raw materials, dyes and chemical auxiliary materials each of their suppliers use. bluesign® technologies, based in Switzerland, helps with this analysis, working at each step in the textile supply chain to assess and approve chemicals, processes, materials and products that are safe for the environment, workers and customers.

Where We Are

Since 2000, Patagonia has worked with bluesign technologies to evaluate and reduce resource consumption in their materials supply chain and to help them manage the chemicals, dyes and finishes used in the process.

In 2007, Patagonia became the first brand to officially join the network of bluesign system partners. They committed to the highest level of consumer safety and to the continuous improvement of environmental performance in their textile supply chains by applying the bluesign system to help conserve resources and minimize negative impacts on people and the environment.

In an average season, nine of their top 10 material suppliers are bluesign system partners and are using chemicals that are certified as bluesign approved.

Patagonia's progress and encouragement have inspired more suppliers and other brands to join the network; there are now close to 1,000 brands, manufacturers and chemical suppliers that are bluesign system partners.

What’s Next

Patagonia continues to apply bluesign standards and encourage the use of bluesign tools throughout our entire supply chain.