Patagonia FITZ ROY SCOPE LOPRO TRUCKER HAT
roduct description for Patagonia FITZ ROY SCOPE LOPRO TRUCKER HAT, Bear Witness Camo - Sage Khaki Headgear Unisex
The Fitz Roy Scope LoPro Trucker Hat by PATAGONIA features a traditional, structured front ball-cap fit in a trucker setup.
The six-panel design of the Fitz Roy Scope LoPro Trucker Hat by PATAGONIA with front stitching, lower front-crown profile and pliable, precurved bill provide all-day comfort. No-itch organic cotton canvas headband and snaps in back make sure you’re well-adjusted.
- A 6-panel, mesh-back trucker-hat design with a traditional ball-cap fit
- Organic cotton canvas headband
- Adjustable snap closure
- Artist: Neil Hubert
- Weight: 85 g (3 oz)
When PATAGONIA scrutinized fabric fibers to determine their environmental impact, they figured cotton was ”pure“ and ”natural,” made from a plant. They were right about the plant. As it happens, very little is pure or natural about cotton when it is raised conventionally. PATAGONIA learned this in the early 1990s when they started looking more closely into the cotton supply chains. At that time, fully ten percent of all agricultural chemicals in the United States were used to produce cotton, grown on just one percent of all major agricultural land. Every year, conventional cotton crops in California alone were doused with 6.9 million pounds of chemicals. And research showed that extensive and intensive use of synthetic fertilizers, soil additives, defoliants and other substances wreak terrible havoc on soil, water, air and many, many living things.
PATAGONIA also learned there was an alternative: organically grown cotton. Farmers have been growing cotton without harmful chemicals for years. Their yield is high, and the quality of the cotton they grow is equal to or better than conventionally grown cotton. Their methods support biodiversity and healthy ecosystems, improve the quality of soil and often use less water. Organic farming is more time consuming, requires more knowledge and skill, and, for now, costs more. But it’s worth it.
Once PATAGONIA had this knowledge, and the counsel of good friends in the environmental community, they believed they had no choice. In 1996, PATAGONIA began the exclusive use of organically grown cotton in all of their cotton products. The decision was not without considerable financial risks, but PATAGONIA decided never to go back to conventional cotton, regardless of the outcome.
As it turned out, the move didn’t compromise quality. It provoked a fundamental change in PATAGONIA's attitudes about agriculture. As part of the organic cotton program, hundreds of them took tours of cotton fields, and they saw for themselves the dangers of pesticide use and the benefits of organic farming. Many of PATAGONIA's employees have since shifted to buying organic foods and clothing.
At a glance, conventionally grown cotton is hard to distinguish from cotton that’s organically grown. To ensure PATAGONIA is buying cotton that is organic as defined by the USDA’s National Organic Program, they require certificates issued by an accredited third-party certification body. Certificates are issued to farms that follow organic practices, to factories that process organic cotton separately from conventionally grown cotton, and for shipments of organic cotton between different companies in the supply chain.
Fair Trade Certified™
For every Fair Trade Certified item PATAGONIA buy, they pay a premium. The money goes into an account that is controlled by the workers and is specifically designated for social, economic and environmental development projects. Workers may choose to use the money to help build a school or a health clinic, create a scholarship or invest in some other aspect of their other community.
Material specifications for Patagonia FITZ ROY SCOPE LOPRO TRUCKER HAT, Bear Witness Camo - Sage Khaki
- Crown and bill: 7.5-oz 100% organic cotton canvas
- Back crown: 2.5-oz 100% polyester mesh
- Fair Trade Certified™ sewn
- Material characteristics: breathable
- Material outer fabric: 100% Organic Cotton
- Outer fabric: Cotton Canvas