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Patagonia Logo Tee Surfboard Yellow $40 (RRP $69.99) + Delivery (Free with $100 Spend/C&C) @ Macpac


Shows as $50 on website however 20% discount applied at checkout. Still have L, XL, and 2XL available.

Other colours also shown:
Green 2XL only
White 2XL only

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  • Just fyi, large is pretty damn big for this tee.

  • BuT kMaRt ShIrTs ArE 6 dOlLaRs

  • +7 votes

    Beside it being a shirt that's made from recycled bits, why should I spend $40 for this? Serious question.

    • Main reason? Because no one has been able to make an automated sewing machine. Fabric bunches up when sewing so you need someone who can feel the process and straighten it out as they go. Thus we get cheap tshirts via paying people 3c an hour in Bangladesh in shitty working conditions rather than someone who gets paid properly. Patagonia pay people properly.

      Cotton is also a water-intensive product, which can be damaging. Something like 26% of irrigation in Australia is used on cotton which screws with the Murray Darling basin. India and Brazil grow a lot of cotton, which in India means less water for people who need it and Brazil means bulldozing forests to grow cotton. A lot of companies could switch to more recycled materials but simply don't, because it's hard. It involves a whole lot of people in a company making their job harder to make a change across the entire thing that makes your products cost more. And then your competitors demolish you because most people don't care.

      Realistically, we should be able to get $6 tshirts for $10 that use sustainable water usage, recycling and better conditions for workers (you could easily pay the 5 times as much and it would only add a couple of bucks per shirt) the options are buying a Patagonia tshirt for 5 times as much, because they're the only ones who make sustainable products but don't sell very many of them so need huge margins to maintain their whole setup.

      So the tl;dr reason, because unless people start voting with their wallets, shit will never change. Granted, buying a $40 tshirt probably won't change anything either.

      • Thanks for explaining that. Here's an upvote for your time. :)

      • Well said. People buy so much stuff they don't need, from people who are so terribly exploited. We need to ask questions and think about our actions.

    • Since noone really answered.

      The cost isn't about the materials.

      Or (in this case) special techniques used for manufacture.

      It's not even about the country of origin.

      Patagonia as a brand puts sustainability and environment as top priorities. They donate a percentage of every dollar the make to sustain causes, and not some bullshit Bill Gates tax deduction style system.

      • You can almost always track the materials to their source

      • The manufacturers are paid properly - even if they manufacture from Vietnam

      • The workers have proper conditions

      • Dyes used normally follow responsible practices and EU standards.

      • They are increasingly manufacturing from recycled plastics such as bottles and fishing nets.

      Another important feature of Patagonia is they will REPAIR clothing where possible at either no or little cost. They even have a website to buy upcycled versions of old goods they renew.

      Is there a premium associated with the brand not covered by these reasons?
      In my opinion yes. Plenty of non-outdoorsy people latched on and comparatively I still find it 20-30% overpriced.

      Beats sending money to the CCP.

    • You'll be respected when shopping at whole foods or your inner-city vegan cafe.

  • So Patagonian surfboards are yellow??

  • Gonna need one of these before I head to Cancun.

  • OOS for pick up and postage kills the deal

  • I'm very happy to pay this to support what patagonia do.

  • This brand is called Patagucci for a reason,and the franchised store where I live has a sandwich board at the front door with "in business to save the planet"……oh pleeeeeeeeease

    • https://www.patagonia.com.au/pages/environmental-grants

      By the Numbers:
      Quantifying Our Environmental & Social Work in Fiscal Year 2016(May 1, 2015-April 30, 2016)

      7.1 MILLION: Dollars donated to fund environmental work

      78 MILLION: Dollars and in-kind services we’ve donated since we started our tithing program in 1985

      824: Environmental groups that received a Patagonia grant this year

      157,000: Dollars given to nonprofits through our Employee Charity Match program

      38 MILLION: Dollars allocated to invest in environmentally and socially responsible companies through our venture capital fund, Tin Shed Ventures

      5: Mega-dams that will not be built on Chile’s Baker and Pascua rivers thanks to a worldwide effort in which we participated

      192: Fair Trade Certified™ styles in the Patagonia line as of fall 2016

      430,000: Dollars in Fair Trade premiums paid to apparel workers since we introduced Fair Trade products in 2014

      300,000: Dollar amount of new and used clothing given through our clothing donation program

      100: Percentage of Patagonia products we take back for recycling

      20: Year anniversary of using only organically grown cotton in our cotton clothing

      14,000: Volunteer hours worked through our environmental internship program

      1,600: Number of employees who have taken part in our environmental internship program since its inception in 1994

      1,158: Hours employees at our Ventura and Reno campuses worked through Patagonia’s volunteer program

      80: Number of activists trained this year at our Tools for Grassroots Activists conference

      798,900: Single-driver car trip miles avoided through our Drive-Less program

      44,000: Clothing repairs performed at our Reno repairs facility, the biggest in the U.S.

      10,000: Number of Tools for Grassroots Activists books printed

      100+ MILLION: Dollars 1% for the Planet® has donated to nonprofit environmental groups since it was founded in 2002 by Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard and Craig Mathews

      95: Percentage (by weight) of waste-stream materials recycled at our Reno Service Center

    • Not a franchise. Personally I feel Patagucci is a pretty good company to support.