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Patagonia invests in cleaner chemistry for outdoor apparel



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Patagonia invests in science to clean up textile production

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 10 April, 2015 - Through their $20 Million & Change venture fund, Patagonia is investing in a groundbreaking company working to create better chemistry for outdoor apparel that helps the planet. 

Today, Patagonia is announcing a strategic investment Beyond Surface Technologies a growing Swiss company founded in 2008 by scientists and marketing experts with more than 40 years of experience in the textile industry.

They left careers at big chemical companies and now they’re successfully doing business on the premise that we can make textile treatments based on natural raw materials without sacrificing performance or reducing the lifespan of our product. 

“This is the tension we feel every day, making the best technical products for our core sports and working to fulfil our environmental commitments,” said Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario.

“We look for better, cleaner, safer ways to do things, we apply our R&D and look for brilliant companies to partner with. Beyond Surface Technologies has the potential to help Patagonia and our entire industry get to the next level of chemical safety without compromising performance, and we’re very excited to invest in their success.”

Kate Cameron

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