The product description for this jacket should read: “Each time you wash this jacket, it releases millions of
plastic microfibers into local waterways. Shellfish and other tiny creatures ingest these plastic fibers where they ultimately end up on your dinner table.” @patagonia and other companies have benefited from their “green” reputations yet they continue to sell you this plastic fashion. While we applaud their overall environmental record and emphasis on important causes, we feel they have a responsibility to lead the fashion industry on this issue.
When possible, choose natural fibers like organic cotton and hemp. Let’s start a natural fibers revolution.
Built in 1920, the Carthaginian served as a trading ship in the Baltic Sea, then as a whaling ship in the 1966 movie, Hawaii. Afterwards, it was purchased by the Lahaina Restoration Foundation to become a whaling museum. However, a few years later it was destroyed when it ran aground in 1973. The ship, Komet, was purchased from Denmark to replace it. After a 105 day journey, it reached Lahaina where it was restored as a floating whaling museum and renamed the Carthaginian II. Due to an oversight in the restoration though, the ship slowly took on moisture, rusting the hull over time. In 2005, the decision was made to sink the ship where it now serves as a reef for our beautiful fish of Hawaii.