Fair Trade USA, a non-profit organization, that sets standards, certifies and labels products that promote sustainable livelihoods for farmers and workers and protect the environment. Its mission is to "enable sustainable development and community empowerment by cultivating a more equitable global trade model that benefits farmers, workers, consumers, industry and the earth".
Thefair trademodel requires rigorous protection of local ecosystems and ensures farmers work in safe conditions and receive a harvest price. In addition, annual inspections conducted by independent auditors likeFLO-CERTand SCS Global Servicesensure that strict socioeconomic development criteria are being met, in addition to sustainable farm management, environmental stewardship anddemocraticdecision-making. The fair trade model seeks to empower farmers and workers around the world, keeping families, local economies, the natural environment, and the larger community strong today and for generations to come.
Fair Trade USA partners with over 800 brands, as well as 1.3 million farmers and workers in over 70 countries worldwide. Fair trade Certified products encompass many different commodities including coffee, tea, cocoa, sugar, spices, honey, produce, grains, wine and spirits, flowers, apparel and home goods, and body care.These commodities differ in location and types of labor used.
Patagonia men's Gore-Tex shell jacket made with 100% recycled polyester
Patagonia's light yet durable, packable GORE-TEX shell built with Paclite® Plus Technology and 100% recycled face fabric is fully featured to keep you equipped and dry from summer thunderstorms to full winter conditions above the tree line. Fair Trade Certified™ sewn.
Light and packable 2.5-layer waterproof/breathable GORE-TEX Paclite® Plus fabric with a 100% recycled polyester face and a special textured backer for next-to-skin comfort
Alpine helmet-compatible hood with laminated visor and single-pull adjustment
Coated, watertight center-front zipper and welted, DWR (durable water repellent)-treated venting pit zips
Exterior left-chest pocket with coated, watertight zipper and welted handwarmer pockets have DWR (durable water repellent)-treated zips
Minimal self-fabric hook-and-loop cuff closures
Dual-adjust drawcord hem seals out weather
Fair Trade Certified™ sewn
411 g (14.5 oz)
GORE-TEX®Paclite®Technology garments are made from a GORE-TEX®membrane, bonded to an outer shell material, then covered by a protective layer made of an oleophobic (oil hating) substance and carbon. The benefit: an extremely lightweight, packable garment. Special GORE-SEAM®tape technology ensures that all seams are 100% waterproof.
The GORE-TEX®membrane has 9 billion pores per square inch, with each pore 20,000 times smaller than a water droplet. These tiny holes are too small for water and wind to pass through from the outside. But these same pores are large enough for moisture vapor to pass through, so your body's perspiration is able to escape and you won’t feel clammy or uncomfortable inside your jacket.
Size & Fit
Model is 183 cm (6'0" 9and wearing a size Medium
2.5-layer, 3.4-oz 75-denier 100% recycled polyester plain-weave GORE-TEX Paclite® Plus shell with a textured backer and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish.
Patagonia pays a premium for every Fair Trade Certified item that carries their 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.