Patagonia launching second-hand “common threads” program in Portland

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If you’re an avid shopper of Patagonia, you may want to get in on this initiative.

The California-based apparel company has announced a new program called “Common Threads Second Home”. Available only at Patagonia Portland (in Oregon), the company will be accepting used Patagonia clothing for trade-in and sale at the store’s Second Home Section.

The official event kickoff will take place today, Sunday October 7, from 3-6pm.

Patagonia staff will be on site to accept Patagonia clothing in good condition. Clothing can include shells, fleece, down and synthetic insulation jackets, and ski and alpine pants. In return, participants will receive store credit.

“The Common Threads Initiative is a partnership between Patagonia and our customers to reduce consumption and give the planet’s vital resources a rest. The initiative is organized around the four R’s of Reduce, Repair, Reuse, and Recycle,” said Rick Ridgeway, Vice President of Environmental Initiatives. “Common Threads Second Home supports the “R” of “Reuse” by offering a trade-in program that rewards our customers who clean out their closets and garages of their used but still serviceable Patagonia products, and bring them to us so they can be put back into circulation. We invite Portlanders to join us in the Common Threads Initiative by bringing their used Patagonia gear back to us and we’ll give it a second home.”

Staff members from eBay will also be at the kickoff event. They’ll be helping customers sell other used Patagonia clothing online through the Patagonia Common Threads Initiative storefront on

Click here for more information or to become a partner in the Common Threads Initiative.

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