Do you know about Patagonia's Common Threads initiative? It's their partnership with eBay to encourage shoppers (that's us!) to reduce consumption and resource depletion by buying what's already made or selling what we no longer use.
Here's how it works:
You choose to buy only what you need and Patagonia agrees to build products that last. eBay creates a new storefront for used Patagonia gear. When you join us and take our Pledge, your pre-owned Patagonia listings become eligible for inclusion in the Patagonia Common Threads Initiative on eBay and in the used clothing section on Patagonia.com
By becoming a Common Threads partner, you pledge to "reduce our environmental footprint and to help wrest the full life out of every Patagonia product by buying used when I can (and selling what I no longer wear, to keep it in circulation)." You also agree to sell your used Patagonia gear on eBay's Patagonia Common Threads Initiative site and in the used clothing section on Patagonia.com
See all used clothing and gear currently for sale by Common Threads members here.
(Image: Patagonia Initiative + eBay)