Patagonia Women's Barely Bra
This comfortable racerback bra is made of a soft, quick-drying nylon (67% recycled)/spandex. HeiQ® Fresh durable odor control. Fair Trade Certified™ sewn.
- Soft, featherweight fabric that wicks and breathes. Solids: 4.4-oz 86% nylon (67% recycled)/14% spandex. Black only: 4-oz 91% nylon (67% recycled)/9% spandex. Both with miDori™ bioSoft for added wicking and softness, and HeiQ® Fresh durable odor control
- Pairs with the Barely Bikini, Hipster or Thong
- Floral jacquard is engineered into the fabric
- Internal cup pocket allows for pads/inserts (cups included)
- Underbust panel offers support for B/C cups; feminine center gathering helps shaping
- Nonslip slender straps meet at racerback for all-day comfort and support
- Fair Trade Certified™ sewn
- 34 g (1.2 oz)
Solids: 4.4-oz 86% nylon (67% recycled)/14% spandex.
Black only: 4-oz 91% nylon (67% recycled)/9% spandex.
Both with miDori™ bioSoft for added wicking and softness, and HeiQ® Fresh durable odor control.
Fair Trade Certified™ sewnView The Footprint Chronicles
Our Barely styles have a new fabric this season: It’s a recycled nylon/spandex blend that’s just as soft next to skin but offers a bit less stretch. The new jacquard fabric has a delicate floral pattern and Polygiene® permanent odor control. If you’re accustomed to our previous fit, please consider buying the next size larger. For comfort, remove the tear-away label—just give it a slight tug or cut it off. All Barely styles are now Fair Trade Certified™ sewn.
Fair Trade Certified™
We pay a premium for every Fair Trade Certified item that carries our label. That extra money goes directly to the workers at the factory, and they decide how to spend it. The program also promotes worker health and safety and social and environmental compliance, and encourages dialog between workers and management.
Although we’ve been using recycled polyester in our garments for 20 years, for some reason locked deep in polymer chemistry, nylon is more difficult to recycle than polyester. After years of research, development, and testing, we’re finally finding some recycled nylon fibers that are suitable for apparel.
Some of the recycled nylon we use comes from post-industrial waste fiber, yarn collected from a spinning factory, and waste from the weaving mills that can be processed into reusable nylon fiber.
We’re diligently searching for a success story with recycled nylon. The challenge lies ahead of us, and we’re committed to discovering the best methods to recycle nylon fiber, but it appears this evolution will take many years.