By Eli Wallace

Patagonia’s Worn Wear Tour aims at reducing waste by encouraging reuse of high-quality clothing. In other words: don’t toss out last season’s Patagonia jacket for a new color.

Stops in Boulder will be on Wednesday, April 22 at the University of Colorado Boulder’s University Memorial Center (from 10am-3pm) and Movement Boulder on Valmont Road (5pm-8pm).


The tour includes repairs, DIY advice for repairs, and used gear. The Worn Wear Wagon, a custom vehicle created by the surfer-artist Jay Nelson, will offer free repairs on busted zippers, tears, buttons, pulls and more. Repairs are offered regardless of brand, so don’t be afraid to break out your non-Patagonia gear. Below is a video created fro the program.

The Worn Wear program started in 2013 to encourage a reduction in consumption and a smaller footprint on Earth. The message is simple: keep your stuff around as long as possible, and when it’s time   to replace, invest in what lasts.

All images are courtesy of Patagonia’s Worn Wear Program, photos by Paul + Williams.

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